SEASONAL PROGRAMS

RECOMMENDED: FOR ALL / FOR ADULTS / FOR FAMILIES / FOR TEENS


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FAMILY TOUR: ABSTRACTION
Sat, July 14, 1:30 & 2:30pm

Explore the work of Christine Hiebert on an interactive family tour that includes movement, fun conversation, and creative hands-on gallery activities. Ages 3+.

Free with general admission.

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MAKE A SPLASH!
Sat, July 14, 1:30–3pm

Play with movement and create a drip painting on a large canvas in the style of abstract expressionist Jackson Pollock, using an assortment of brushes.

Free with general admission.

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JAPANESE CALLIGRAPHY
Sat, July 14, 2–4pm

Megumi Barringer leads a workshop for beginners on Shodo, an art form that uses Chinese characters (kanji) and Japanese syllabic writing (hiragana) drawn with a brush and ink on paper, wood plaques, and fabric. Ages 7+. Limited to 20 participants.

Tickets: $10; Members $5 (admission included).

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FAMILY YOGA
Sun, July 15, 1:30–2:30pm

Enjoy animated poses that help to build strength, coordination, and body awareness, as well as breathing exercises, games, and songs for self expression. Bring your own mats and arrive early to register.

Tickets: $12 adults, $5 youth; Members $5 (admission included).

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SUNDAY SCHOLARS
The Visual Language of Dance
Sun, July 15, 2pm

Art historian Susan Rosenberg, author of Trisha Brown: Choreography as Visual Art, discusses movement, gesture, and line in the languages of modern dance and visual art. #HRMScholars

Free with general admission.

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ARTFUL MEDITATION
Sat, July 21, 5:30pm

In this guided meditation class, learn simple techniques to think deeply and engage with works on view.

Tickets: $12; Members $8.

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HIP HOP: ABSTRACT ELEMENTS
Sat, July 21, 1:30–2:30pm
Sun, July 22, 1:30–3pm

Inspired by Donald Judd’s work, Teaching Artist-in-Residence Melanie Aguirre of Rep Your Style explores the element air with a dance workshop on Saturday and an interactive Litefeet performance by Elijah “E Solo” Soto on Sunday.

Free with general admission.

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ARTIST INSIGHTS: LEANN YANNELLI
Sat, July 21, 2pm

Join choreographer and dancer LeAnn Yannelli on a tour through our exhibitions as she demonstrates the connection between abstract art and dance.

Free with general admission.

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FAMILY ART CLASS
Sat, July 28, 1:30–3pm

Try your hand at abstract painting using acrylic on paper with artist Teresa Pereira. Using works on view as inspiration, explore the artistic elements of color, form, and value. Ages 5+.

Free with general admission.

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SUNDAY SCHOLARS
Reading Abstraction
Sun, July 29, 2pm

Graphic designer, author, and educator Timothy Samara opens avenues for appreciating and interpreting non-pictorial imagery in the context of the current exhibitions. #HRMScholars

Free with general admission.

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FAMILY TOUR: REFLECTIONS OF NATURE
Sat, Aug 4, 1:30 & 2:30pm

Immerse yourself in the sounds and images of riverthatflowsbothways by Ellen Kozak and Scott D. Miller. Ages 3+.

Free with general admission.

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MAKE A SPLASH!
Sat, Aug 4, 1:30–3pm

Play with movement and create a drip painting on a large canvas in the style of abstract expressionist Jackson Pollock, using an assortment of brushes.

Free with general admission.

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PAINT NIGHT: THE COLOR OF FLOWERS
Sat, Aug 4, 5–7pm

Bring your friends and paint a flower study scene in watercolor with artist Ebony Bolt.

Tickets: $20; Members $15; includes one drink.

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OBJECT OF THE MONTH: ROBERT MOTHERWELL
Sun, Aug 5, 1pm

Join Assistant Curator Ted Barrow for a lecture and gallery talk focusing on Robert Motherwell’s Summertime in Italy with Lines, 1966.

Free with general admission.

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FAMILY YOGA
Sun, Aug 5, 1:30–2:30pm

Enjoy animated poses that help to build strength, coordination, and body awareness, as well as breathing exercises, games, and songs for self expression. Bring your own mats and arrive early to register.

Tickets: $12 adults, $5 youth; Members $5 (admission included).

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ARTS IN THE AFTERNOON: HEARING ABSTRACTION
Wed, Aug 8, 1:30pm, followed by a tour

In this performance, musicians of the Yonkers Philharmonic Orchestra String Quartet will play a mixed program in the Museum galleries, inspired by the abstract works on view, featuring music by composers such as Haydn, Mozart, and Bach.

Free with general admission.

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HIP HOP: ABSTRACT ELEMENTS
Sat, Aug 11, 1:30–2:30pm
Sun, Aug 12, 1:30–3pm

Inspired by Kozak and Miller’s work, Teaching Artist-in-Residence Melanie Aguirre of Rep Your Style explores the element water with a dance workshop on Saturday and an interactive Flexing performance by Joshua “Sage” Morales on Sunday.

Free with general admission.

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DROP IN & DRAW
Sat, Aug 18, 2–4pm

Create gestural line drawings in charcoal with local artist Leonardo De La Cruz.

Free with general admission.

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MAKE A SPLASH!
Sun, Aug 19, 1:30–3pm

Play with movement and create a drip painting on a large canvas in the style of abstract expressionist Jackson Pollock, using an assortment of brushes.

Free with general admission.

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ARTFUL MEDITATION
Sat, Aug 18, 5:30pm

In this guided meditation class, learn simple techniques to think deeply and engage with works on view.

Tickets: $12; Members $8.

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ARTIST INSIGHTS: JOHN YANNELLI
Sat, Aug 25, 2pm

Tour the abstract works on view with John Yannelli, educator and composer of both traditional and experimental music, as he connects their use of line, shape, and color to the essence of contemporary music.

Free with general admission.

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HRM PERSPECTIVES: LAURA VOOKLES
Sun, Aug 26, 1pm

Tour our current exhibitions with Laura Vookles, Chair of the Curatorial Department, as she discusses each artist’s place in the history of post-World War II American abstraction.

Free with general admission.

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HIP HOP: ABSTRACT ELEMENTS
Sat, Sept 1, 1:30pm–2:30pm
Sun, Sept 2, 1:30pm–3pm

Inspired by our current exhibitions, Teaching Artist-in-Residence Melanie Aguirre of Rep Your Style explores the element fire with a dance workshop on Saturday and an interactive performance on Sunday.

Free with general admission.

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LASER BEATLES
Fri, Sept 7, 7pm

Join us after hours for a laser show in the Planetarium. Drinks available for purchase before the show. Doors open at 6pm. Listen to Yesterday, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Heart Club Band, and other classic Beatles tracks.

Tickets: $20; Members $15.

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WATERCOLOR WORKSHOP
Sat, Sept 8, 2–4pm

Join artist Ellen Hopkins Fountain for a watercolor workshop and experiment with large fields of expressive and powerful color. Some painting experience suggested.

Tickets: $15; Members $8 (admission included).

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LASER MAGIC
Sat, Sept 8, 7pm

Join us after hours for a laser show in the Planetarium. Drinks available for purchase before the show. Doors open at 6pm. Enjoy retro hits by Celine Dion, Enya, Elton John, Bjork, Will Smith, Joan Jett, and many others.

Tickets: $20; Members $15.

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MAKE A SPLASH!
Sun, Sept 9, 1:30–3pm

Play with movement and create a drip painting on a large canvas in the style of abstract expressionist Jackson Pollock, using an assortment of brushes.

Free with general admission.

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FAMILY TOUR: GLENVIEW
Sun, Sept 9, 2pm

Explore the shapes and patterns of our historic home, Glenview, and learn about the Trevor family. Ages 3+.

Free with general admission.

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OBJECT OF THE MONTH: JASPER FRANCIS CROPSEY
Sun, Sept 16, 1pm

Join Assistant Curator Ted Barrow for a lecture and gallery talk focusing on Jasper Francis Cropsey’s Greenwood Lake, New Jersey, 1897.

Free with general admission.

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SMITHSONIAN MAGAZINE'S MUSEUM DAY LIVE
Sun, Sept 22, 12–5pm, tour at 2pm

To celebrate Smithsonian Magazine's Museum Day Live, the Hudson River Museum will offer FREE admission to all ticket holders.

Join us for a special tour, Local Women Leading the Way, at 2pm led by Visiting Associate Curator Giovanna Fiorino-Iannace, and learn about the tireless work done by Yonkers and Westchester women for the cause of women’s suffrage. In an illustrated talk, Fiorino-Iannace will discuss the activities and achievements of Hattie Faber Osterheld and women like her, incorporating artifacts from the Museum's archives, from antique flyers to ribbons and buttons which document the suffrage movement in Yonkers.

In addition, experience the Museum’s permanent collections, current exhibitions, Hudson Riverama, an environmental teaching gallery, and see Glenview, our 1876 historic home. Redeem your free ticket at www.smithsonianmag.com. Share your visit with #MuseumDayLive.




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