YONKERS, NY, July 20, 2018—The Hudson River Museum was selected as the top Readers’ Pick in three of 231 selections in Westchester Magazine’s Best of Westchester 2018. In the Fun & Leisure category, the Museum was named Best Date Night (Other Than a Restaurant), Best Art Gallery, and Best Historic Site (for Glenview Mansion). This was the most popular competition in the event’s history, with more than 34,000 ballots submitted from December to January.
Throughout the summer, there will be many opportunities to explore the Museum and see how the HRM lives up to the “Best” title in each category. With free evening hours on Fridays and Saturdays from 5-8pm in the summer, a trio of beautiful exhibitions that explore abstraction, a dynamic season of performances in the HRM Amphitheater, and new programs such as Paint Night on Aug. 4 and Laser Shows (Laser Beatles on Sept. 8, Laser Magic on Sept. 9), there are so many ways to experience the HRM and take in art, history, and science on one campus. Join us at the Best of Westchester Party on Wednesday, July 25 at 7pm, where we will have a table with fun giveaways, activities, and a raffle with chances to win unique prizes and passes to upcoming special events.
Masha Turchinsky, Director of the Hudson River Museum, states, “We are thrilled to be a 2018 Best of Westchester winner, and especially proud to be a Readers’ Pick. It demonstrates the multifaceted nature of the Museum, which makes us a top destination for so many different audiences. We really do have something for everyone. Whether you’re on a date at one of our concerts, or spending quality time with family and friends in the galleries, I invite you to join us for new and unique experiences at the HRM.”
Force Field: Drawings by Christine Hiebert
Ellen Kozak and Scott D. Miller: riverthatflowsbothways
Donald Judd: Variations on a Theme
Collections Spotlight: Tiffany Glass
Harry Wilks: Hudson River Bridges
Opening October 12, 2018:
Maya Lin: A River Is a Drawing
Save the Dates:
October 19, 2018
HRM After Dark: A unique way to celebrate art, science, and music at the Hudson River Museum.
November 3, 2018:
Music Under the Dome, a concert featuring LuluLewis in the #HRMPlanetarium
The Hudson River Museum collects 19th-century through contemporary American art. The collection features paintings, sculpture, works on paper, decorative arts, photography, costumes, ephemera and other historic and archival materials. Highlights include Red Grooms’ The Bookstore, Hiram Powers Eve Disconsolate, landscapes by Hudson River School artists Asher B. Durand, James Renwick Brevoort, Jasper F. Cropsey and Samuel Colman, and recent acquisitions that include Botanical Dreams in the Concrete Jungle by Ebony Bolt.
The Museum’s 1876 historic home, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, was the home of John Bond Trevor. On Tours Wed. - Sun. at 1 and 3pm, explore the restored period rooms that reflect the lifestyle of their Gilded-Age residents, full of fine woodworking, furnishings and decorative objects, paintings, and sculptures. Tours are updated seasonally and often reflect connections to themes and exhibitions on view.
Through September 1, the Museum has extended hours on Fridays and Saturdays, and is open and free from 5 - 8pm with a free planetarium show at 7pm, thanks to generous support from Entergy.
The Hudson River Museum is open Wednesday - Sunday, 12 - 5pm. Friday and Saturday nights from July 6 - September 1, the Museum’s hours are extended and admission is FREE 5 - 8pm, with a FREE Planetarium show Friday and Saturday nights at 7pm. Summer performances in the #HRMAmphitheater begin at 8pm.
Museum Admission: Adults $7; Youth 3 - 18 $4; Seniors 62+ and Students with ID $5. Planetarium Admission: Adults $4; Youth 3 -18 $2; Seniors 62+ and Students with ID $3.
The Museum is accessible by Metro North, Yonkers or Glenview Stations, by Beeline Bus Route 1 (Warburton Avenue at Shonnard Terrace), by car, via the Saw Mill River Parkway. Make your visit a One-Day Getaway, and get a combined rail and admission discount ticket. Click here for Metro-North Deals & Getaways information.
THE HUDSON RIVER MUSEUM (hrm.org) is the largest cultural institution in Westchester County and a multidisciplinary complex that draws its identity from its site on the banks of the Hudson River, seeking to broaden the cultural horizons of all its visitors. The Museum collections focus on
19th-century through contemporary American Art; Glenview, an 1876 house on the National Register of Historic Places; Hudson Riverama, an environmental teaching gallery; a state-of-the-art, 120-seat planetarium, and a 400-seat outdoor amphitheater. It presents exhibitions, programs, teaching initiatives, research, collection, preservation, and conservation – a wide range of activities that interpret its collections, interests and communities.
The Hudson River Museum’s general operations are supported in part by Westchester County, the City of Yonkers, the Yonkers Board of Education, the New York State Council on the Arts, and the Westchester Delegation of the New York State Assembly and Senate.