Keepin' the summer season going for one more week!
Last week for
Free Friday Nights
5 - 8 pm
All ages welcome!
FREE admission to the Museum!
FREE 7 pm planetarium show!
September Sky Tonight - A Tale of two Tails
Come to the planetarium this month and spot the brilliant star Deneb - the tail of the swan Cygnus and one of the brightest stars in the sky. The swan's tailfeathers are easy to spot, but it's not the only "deneb" in the sky; to the south we'll locate the star Deneb Algedi, the tail of the sea-goat Capricornus. Some people think Capricornus looks like a boomerang, others a stealth airplane. Hardly anyone sees a goat with a fish's tail. What will you see in the planetarium this month?
The Museum's general operations are supported in part by Westchester County, the City of Yonkers, the Yonkers Board of Education, the NY State Council on the Arts, The Westchester Delegation of the New York State Assembly and Senate.
Come see the Hudson River Museum booth at the 20th
ON THE MOVE "Elephants," an oil painting by Holly Sears, is part of the series "Hudson River Explorers," commissioned by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority to line the overpasses at the Metro-North station in Tarrytown.
As noted in the article, seen in this weekend's
Arts|Westchester section of The New York Times:
"The oil is part of a series, "Hudson River Explorers," commissioned by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority and replicated on glass panels to line the overpasses at Tarrytown's Metro-North station. So the work's intended audience is going to be in motion - either dashing on and off trains or traveling up and down the Hudson Line. But until Oct. 13, the 11 paintings that form the basis for the glass panels can be contemplated in a more leisurely way at the Hudson River Museum in Yonkers. And with their exquisitely detailed renderings of flora and fauna and their generous helpings of whimsy, they reward careful study."
Have you visited the Hudson River Museum's gallery or the Tarrytown Train station to view these whimsical pieces? "MTA Arts for Transit has turned the Hudson Line into an open air museum," said Metro-North President Howard Permut, in the article posted in the Tarrytown Patch article: Fantastical Overpasses: Our New Train Art
In collaboration with Wave Hill and the Palisades Interstate Park−NJ Section, the Hudson River Museum will host an art workshop series inspired by the Palisades. In this session, participants take inspiration from the view of the Palisades from the Hudson River Museum, and from the museum's collection of related paintings and drawings, as artist Wennie Huang guides them in combining the luminosity of watercolor with the textural versatility of soft pastels. The workshop opens with an exclusive tour by Hudson River Museum Chief Curator of Collections Laura Vookles, who introduces the Palisades through works in the museum's collection, as well as through Blane De St. Croix's installation, which is part of Wave Hill's fall exhibition Foregrounding the Palisades. The Picturing the Palisades workshop series continues October 20 and November 17.
$20 Hudson River Museum & Wave Hill Members/$30 Non-member each session. Advanced registration required, online at www.wavehill.org or by calling 718.549.3200 x305. Space is limited.
Did you know about all the programs the Hudson River Museum has to offer students during the school year? Educators from all over the Hudson Valley bring their classes for planetarium shows, tours of our galleries, and hands-on workshops that connect their curriculum to the Museum and enhance classroom learning.