PROGRAMS FOR ALL
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Tour: Glenview in the Aftermath of the Civil War
Wednesdays-Sundays   1 & 3pm
Join your dedicated guide and visit Glenview’s restored 19th-century rooms, furnishing, and works of art in the context of Westchester during Civil War times
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Talk & Tour
The Curator’s Eye with Laura Vookles
Saturday, March 25, 2pm

Explore Wyeth Wonderland: Joséphine Douet Envisions Andrew Wyeth’s World with Curator
Laura Vookles who shares her insights on Wyeth’s watercolors and her experience planning this exhibition with photographer Josephine Douet.

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Performance
The Power of Song
Sunday, March 26, 4pm

An historic and contemporary music mash-up from the Dutchess Antislavery Singers, an a cappella chorus; Souls United of the Hudson Valley, an interfaith gospel choir; and DJ NessDigital, who spins sounds of all genres, bringing the conversation about social justice and civil rights from the 19th century to the present day. Prepare to move and be moved!
This event is free with Museum admission.

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A Lens on Photography
Led by Photographer John Maggiotto
America’s First Photographers:
How They Took Pictures and How We Take Them Today
Sunday, March 26, 1:30pm

How fast could a photo of a Civil War battle scene get into a newspaper in 1864? How fast can a war photo be posted online today? Compare the photographs and working methods of Civil War photographers Mathew Brady, Andrew Gardner, and Timothy O’Sullivan to photographers working in our time. Bring your own camera or smartphone.

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Watercolor Workshop: A Sense of Place
Led by Artist Ellen Hopkins Fountain
Paint from a Photograph (Bring your own photograph showing your "sense of place.")
Sunday, April 2, 2 - 4pm

One of the hallmarks of Andrew Wyeth's work is empathy for the subjects he depicted, as seen in his paintings of Chadds Ford and the Brandywine Valley. His paintings convey his deep roots and love for this place. In the workshop participants paint from photographs they provide to show their own “sense of place” — perhaps their home now or where they grew up.  There will be a demonstration by Ellen Hopkins Fountain, in watercolor, of her own personal place.  Then participants work on their own paintings with guidance from the artist.
Some painting experience required
Reserve your place: publicprograms@hrm.org 
Non-members $8; Members $4

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First Sundays Gallery Tour
Sunday, April 2, 1pm

Museum docents lead a tour that focuses on the exhibition Wyeth Wonderland: Joséphine Douet Envisions Andrew Wyeth’s World

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Arts in the Afternoon
Susan Saidenberg: Lincoln in His Own Words,
An Intimate View of the President
Wednesday, April 5

Program 1:30pm
Gallery Tour 3pm

Senior Curator of Exhibitions and Public Programs at the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, Saidenberg connects us with history through Abraham Lincoln’s letters.

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Drop In & Draw
Led by Artist Leonardo I. De La Cruz
Still Life
Saturday, April 8, 2 - 4pm

Find your inner artist and take part in informal sketching in the Museum galleries. Join artist Yonkers artist @Leonardo De La Cruz for a lesson on the Elements of Drawing. Draw on subjects found in the Museum’s galleries, collections, and exhibitions. Materials provided.
No experience necessary! Suitable for all levels of expertise.

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A Lens on Photography
Led by Photographer John Maggiotto
It’s All about Light
Sunday, April 9, 1:30pm

Workshop about composition using directional light. Bring your own camera or smartphone.

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Saturday Spotlight Tours
Poetry in Pictures
Saturday, April 15, 2 & 4pm

Join your Museum guide for a tour that “Spotlights” a special theme each month. Look for the poetry in the images in the Museum’s special exhibitions. Then, write your own poem, inspired by what you see.

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Drop In & Draw
Led by Renaldo Barnette
Figure Drawing
Sunday, April 16, 12 - 2pm

Find your inner artist and take part in informal sketching in the Museum galleries. Join Renaldo Barnette, Professor, Fashion Institute of Technology Design Department for a lesson on figure drawing. Draw on subjects found in the Museum’s galleries, collections, and exhibitions.
Materials provided.
No experience necessary! Suitable for all levels of expertise.

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Arts in the Afternoon
Red Hot, Cool Pop
Wednesday, April 19

Program 1:30pm
Tour 3pm Red Grooms: The Blue and The Gray and Lincoln on the Hudson

A mid-20th century cabal of artists known for coolness— Andy Warhol, Jasper Johns, and James Rosenquist —defined Pop Art. But what about the famous Pop Artist Red Grooms whose work gives off warmth? Bartholomew Bland, Director of Lehman College Art Gallery, takes you on a tour of Grooms’ bright and inviting 3-D, multi-media sculptures from Ruckus Manhattan (1975) to Lincoln on the Hudson (2016).

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Sunday Scholar Series
Jeff Rosenheim: Photography and the Civil War
Sunday, April 23, 2pm

Jeff Rosenheim, photography curator at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, will examine a selection of photographs that show the evolving role of the camera during our nation’s bloodiest war.
Civil War programs are supported, in part, by a generous grant from Wells Fargo.

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Talk & Tour: A Professional’s Perspective
The Photographer’s Eye with Richard Halevy
Saturday, April 29, 2pm

Explore the formal elements of Josephine Douet’s photographs with Yonkers photographer Richard Halevy ─her technique, including composition, light, and color palette.

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Watercolor Workshop
Led by Artist Ellen Hopkins Fountain
En Plein Air
Sunday, April 30, 12 - 2pm

One of the hallmarks of Andrew Wyeth's work is empathy for the subjects he depicted, as seen in his paintings of Chadds Ford and the Brandywine Valley. His paintings convey his deep roots and love for this place. In this workshop, participants will paint the museum’s surroundings en plein air, capturing its ‘sense of place’ from a personal perspective. There will be a demonstration by Ellen Hopkins Fountain, in watercolor, of her own personal place. Then participants will work on their own paintings, with guidance from the artist.
Some painting experience required
Reserve your place: publicprograms@hrm.org 
Non-members $8; Members $4

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First Sundays Gallery Tour
Sunday, May 7, 1pm

Museum docents lead a tour of Red Grooms: The Blue and The Gray and Lincoln on the Hudson.

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Songs and Melodies of the Blue & Gray
Sunday, May 7, 2 & 4pm

The 77th New York Regimental Balladeers perform Civil War songs in celebration of the closing of Red Grooms: The Blue and The Gray, with a special appearance by an actor playing President Lincoln.

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Arts in the Afternoon
Yonkers and Glenview Landscapes and People of the Gilded Age
Wednesday, May 10

Program 1:30pm
Tour of Glenview: 3pm
Yonkers photographers took photos of their city and its people with the then new Kodak cameras in the 1890s. See these vintage images with Curator Laura Vookles.

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Drop In & Draw
Led by Madge Scott
The Basics of Composition
Saturday, May 13, 2 - 4pm 

Find your inner artist and take part in informal sketching in the Museum galleries. Join Dobbs Ferry artist Madge Scott for a lesson in the basics of composition. Draw on subjects found in the Museum’s galleries, collections, and exhibitions. Materials provided.
Suitable for all levels of expertise.

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A Lens on Photography
Led by Photographer John Maggiotto
Camera Obscura
Sunday, May 14, 1:30pm

Workshop in which participants create their own photographs using this historic method.

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Drop In & Draw
Led by Renaldo Barnette
Fashion Drawing
Sunday, May 21, 12 - 2pm

Find your inner artist and take part in informal sketching in the museum galleries. Join Renaldo Barnette, Professor, Fashion Institute of Technology Design Department artist for a lesson on fashion drawing. Draw on subjects found in the Museum’s galleries, collections, and exhibitions. Materials provided.
No experience necessary! Suitable for all levels of expertise.