Sat, Dec 9, 3pm Due to inclement weather, this event has been rescheduled for Sun, Dec 17, 3pm.
Darren Scala, owner of D. Thomas Fine Miniatures, will outline the history of miniatures and demonstrate how our fixation on these tiny treasures has transcended time. Following the presentation, Darren will take the group on a private tour of Nybelwyck Hall, Mark O'Banks’ extraordinary dollhouse that Scala has decked out in small scale for the holidays.
Exploring the Musical Landscape of the Hudson Valley and New York State
Wed, Dec 13, 1:30pm, followed by 3pm tour
Musician and teaching artist Dave Ruch will share historical and traditional music from New York State. This program, which is free and open to the public, is made possible through the support of the New York Council for the Humanities’ Public Scholars program.
In this hands-on workshop series led by artist Zafiro Acevedo, participants will examine classical landscape elements and create works using natural elements such as pine cones, grass, and leaves in addition to traditional art materials. Recommended for ages 5–10.
This program, designed by Teaching Artist-in-Residence Andrea Packard, will begin with an exhibition tour exploring the varied ways in which artists convey both their love of nature and their views about humanity, followed by a hands-on workshop in creating a mixed-media “landscape as portrait.”
Allegra N. LeGrande—Research Assistant at the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies, current HRM Teaching Scientist-in-Residence, and expert in climate modeling—will dive into the history of water on Earth and discuss how changes within its cycle will affect our society in the future.
Look at the human imprint in the landscapes of Walks with Artists: The Hudson Valley and Beyond through the perspective of local sculptor Vinnie Bagwell, a self-taught artist who tells powerful stories of the African diaspora and is currently developing "The Enslaved Africans’ Rain Garden”—an urban heritage, public art project for the City of Yonkers.
Join us in recreating images of the Hudson River Valley surrounding the Museum. During this second session, participants will combine sketches and paint a panorama. Recommended for teens and adults. Tickets: $15; Members $8 (including general admission)
The Fabric of Nature, How Fine Art and Craft Traditions Combine, with Andrea Packard
Sun, Jan 7, 2–4pm
This program, designed by Teaching Artist-in-Residence Andrea Packard, will begin with an exhibition tour looking at the ways artists create inspiring views of nature through identifying underlying shapes, patterns, symbols and designs, followed by a hands-on workshop in creating “landscape quilts.”
Paint, drink, and be merry with a painting lesson by artist Teresa Pereira, who will guide you through creating your own wintry landscape scene with acrylic paint on canvas. Enjoy a complimentary glass of wine or apple cider. Limited to 24 participants. Tickets: $20; Members $15; Tickets include one drink.
Environmental Justice: Trees and Light, with Dr. Tonya Lake
Sun, Jan 14, 2pm
Dr. Tonya Lake, independent scholar and environmental justice activist, will discuss government involvement and community empowerment regarding environmental conditions and concerns. This program, which is free and open to the public, is made possible through the support of the New York Council for the Humanities’ Public Scholars program.