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For Immediate Release                                                                                  April 15, 2009
Media Contacts:
Mike Horyczun, Director of Public Relations, Bruce Museum; (203) 413-6735
Laura Bass, Public Relations, Katonah Museum of Art, (914) 232-9555, ext 2978


Seeking Wider Audiences,
Six Museums Offer Special Benefits in new Fairfield/Westchester Museum Alliance

            Six museums in Westchester and Fairfield counties have formed an alliance which will benefit arts enthusiasts throughout the region. Beginning Saturday, May 1, and continuing through the end of 2009, the Fairfield/Westchester Museum Alliance will offer free admission and a 10% store discount to members of all participating institutions – and for non-member visitors, a same-day free pass to all museums, when paying admission at any one of the six institutions. Members should present their membership cards for the free admission. The Fairfield/Westchester Museum Alliance’s new admission policy comes at no additional cost to members, offering convenience and symbiotic arts enjoyment to all.
            The participating organizations are: The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum in Ridgefield and Bruce Museum in Greenwich, Connecticut, the Hudson River Museum in Yonkers, Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art in Peekskill, Katonah Museum of Art in Katohah, and Neuberger Museum of Art in Purchase, New York.
With this partnership of neighboring cultural institutions, visitors can share in the rich artistic offerings of the greater community. “This is a wonderful opportunity to unite and expand our memberships, and to make the exhibitions and programs of each museum easily accessible to more visitors,” said Bruce Museum Executive Director Peter Sutton.
            The highlights and hidden gems of each museum will provide an exciting and diverse exploration of the visual arts. “We want to encourage museum visitors who appreciate the arts to look beyond New York City and their own local borders,” said Katonah Museum of Art Director Neil Watson.
The museums of Fairfield and Westchester counties are known for offering outstanding exhibitions and programs to the communities they all serve. “This collaboration expands our service for visitors and is a definite value added for members especially in these times,” said Hudson River Museum Director Michael Botwinick.
Current spring exhibitions at the museums are as follows; please contact each institution for additional information and programming.


The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum
258 Main Street, Ridgefield, CT, 203-438-4519,
Full Circle: Ten Years of Radius (through June 7); Dave Cole: Flags of the World (through May 31); Kwang-Young Chun: The Soul - Journey to America (through May 24); Alejandro Diaz: Blame it on Mexico (through June 7); Robert Lazzarini: Guns and Knives through September 13); Frank Poor: Enon Cemetery - Main Street Sculpture Project (through May 24); Harry Shearer: The Silent Echo Chamber - Video A (through May 31); David Taylor: Frontier/Frontera (through May 31).

Bruce Museum
1 Museum Drive, Greenwich, CT, 203-869-6786,
Innovations in the Third Dimension: Sculpture of Our Time (through May 24); Dinosaurs: The Art of Reconstruction (though June 14); and Illuminating the Sea: The Marine Paintings of James E. Buttersworth, 1817-1894 (through July 5).

Hudson River Museum
511 Warburton Avenue, Yonkers, NY, 914-963-4550
Whitfield Lovell: All Things in Time (through May 10); Leyendecker: America’s ‘Other’ Illustrator (through May 10); Dutch New York: The Roots of Hudson Valley Culture (opening June 13).

Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art
1701 Main Street, Peekskill, NY, 914-788-0100
Karen Sargsyan – Abroad Understanding: HVCCA Fall Artist-in-Residence (through May 24); Origins: Artists Working with Environmental Materials (through July 26).

Katonah Museum of Art
134 Jay Street - Route 22, Katonah, NY, 914-232-9555,
Lichtenstein in Process (through June 28), Jules Feiffer: Pictures Books (through June 28).

Neuberger Museum of Art
Purchase College, State University of New York, 735 Anderson Hill Road, Purchase, NY 914-251-6100,
 Andy Warhol: Pop Politics (through April 26); Andy Warhol: Snapshots (through May 17); new media: why (through June 28); and E-Cyclorama (opening May 31). 


Media contacts:

The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Pamela Ruggio, Public Relations Manager, (203) 438-4519,

Bruce Museum, Mike Horyczun, Director of Public Relations, (203) 413-6735,

Hudson River Museum, Linda Locke, Director of Marketing and Public Relations, (914) 963.4550,
ext 218,

Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, Kara Lenkeit, Asst. to the President, (914) 788-0100,

KatonahMuseum of Art, Laura Bass, Public Relations, (914) 232-9555, ext 2978,

Neuberger Museum of Art,  Carolyn Mandelker, Public Relations Consultant,
(914) 242-0010,


The Hudson River Museum is located at 511 Warburton Avenue, Yonkers NY. Minutes from the Saw Mill River Parkway, exit 9, north or southbound. Information and directions: 914.963.4550 and Wed - Sun 12- 5 pm. Fridays 12-8 pm. Admission: Adults $5; Seniors 62 & older and youth 5-16 $3. Fridays 5 to 8 pm free.

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