Residency Program

The HRM Teaching Artists-in-Residence and Teaching Scientists-in-Residence are outside professionals who work with the Museum to create programs that enhance the historic, artistic, or literary themes of the current exhibitions or the Museum’s permanent collections. They also mentor and train Junior Docents who facilitate weekly Family Studio workshops.


Photo: Yuliya Levit

Current Resident

Jim Keyes

Teaching Artist-in-Residence, Fall 2018

For this role as the TAiR at the Museum, Keyes has developed a series of highly interactive songwriting and music-making workshops inspired by his time spent on the Hudson River. Whether constructing their own instruments from sustainable materials or listening to songs inspired by rivers around the world, participants in his workshops will walk away with not only a sense of what makes up a song, but, with one that is uniquely their own.

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Past Residents


Melanie Aguirre, Summer 2018
Ebony Bolt, Spring 2018
Andrea Packard, Fall 2017
Shelley Haven, Summer 2017


Irene Pease, Spring 2018
Allegra Nicole LeGrande, Ph.D., Fall 2017
Alexandra Bausch, Fall 2016
John Waldman, Ph.D., Spring 2016
Alan Bigelow, Ph.D., Fall 2015