SEASONAL PROGRAMS

RECOMMENDED: FOR ALL / FOR ADULTS / FOR FAMILIES


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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.

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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.

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Sat, Dec 16, 2pm

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.

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Kathleen Gallagher: Graphite & Oil Pastel
Sun, Dec 17, 12–2pm

Master the media of graphite and oil pastel with artist Kathleen Gallagher, who will teach participants how to depict the atmosphere of the Hudson River in the Museum's galleries and workshop spaces.

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Landscapes of Experience, with Andrea Packard
Sun, Dec 17, 2–4pm

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.”

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Tues, Dec 26–Fri, Dec 29

All week long, students on break are welcome to River Tours, Family Studio: Art, Family Studio: Science, and FREE Planetarium Shows. Participants must be accompanied by a caregiver. SOSI is sponsored by Con Edison.

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Wed, Dec 27, 3pm

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.

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Vinnie Bagwell, Sculptor
Thurs, Dec 28, 2pm

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.

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Sat, Jan 6, 1:30–3:30pm

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)

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Sun, Jan 7, 1pm

Explore our current exhibition Walks with Artists: The Hudson Valley and Beyond with a Docent-led tour.

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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.”

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Fri, Jan 12, 6–8pm

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.

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Cleek Schrey, Fiddler, Improviser, and Composer
Sat, Jan 13, 2pm

Enjoy a stroll through Walks with Artists: The Hudson Valley and Beyond with musician Cleek Schrey, who will interpret the exhibition from the perspective of his own practice and perform pieces in response to a selection of works.

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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.

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Lee Romero: Graphite, Pen and Ink
Sat, Jan 20, 2–4pm

Master the media of graphite, pen, and ink with local artist Lee Romero, who will teach participants how to depict landscapes using his favorite medium in the Museum's galleries and workshop spaces.

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Walk with the Curator: Laura Vookles
Sun, Jan 21, 1pm

Take a special tour with the Chair of our Curatorial Department, Laura Vookles, on the last day of Walks with Artists: The Hudson Valley and Beyond.

Unless otherwise noted, all events and programs are FREE with general admission, and all workshop materials are provided.

Plan your visit and purchase tickets online here.

Walks with Artists programs are supported, in part, by a generous grant from Wells Fargo.