Walk through Glenview’s period rooms and travel back in time to 1876! Tours of our Gilded Age historic home are available year-round, featuring the Great Hall, Sitting Room, Parlor, Dining Room, Ebony Library, and Yonkers’ favorite dollhouse, Nybelwyck Hall. Glenview reflects the lifestyle of its former residents, the Trevor family, and features fine woodworking, furnishings, decorative objects, paintings, and sculptures. This season, The Neo-Victorians: Contemporary Artists Revive Gilded-Age Glamour continues in Glenview with works by Troy Abbott, Catherine Latson, and Jennifer Angus, whose site-specific installation, Dying of Curiosity, comprises 1,800 preserved insects arranged in geometric patterns.
Glenview Tours are FREE with general admission and available Wednesdays—Sundays at 1 and 3pm. PLEASE NOTE: Dying of Curiosity can be seen from 12pm to 5pm on Saturday and Sunday and from 1pm to 4pm Wednesday through Friday, through May 13, 2018.
Participate in an afternoon of art activities designed by Teaching Artist-in-Residence Ebony Bolt. Throughout her residency, Bolt’s goal is to explore the ways in which intersectionality influences the design process. She will challenge participants to create prints that proudly illustrate their inner being, upending socially-ingrained stereotypes of race, gender, class, ethnicity, while simultaneously promoting tolerance and acceptance.
February: Visualizing The Human Identity
Challenge yourself to draw the people around you in a fun creative environment. Listen to the stories of others to recreate a visual image based on what you learned about the person. Using a guide, sketch your fellow family members to add to our wall mural, creating a collage of people. Materials include fine point pens, pencils, markers, and colored pencils.
March: Designing Within
How have your personal beliefs shaped the person you are? What are some personal traits you are proud to have? Sharing your point of view with the world is a form of art that can help people better understand. Be proud of who you are and learn to express where you are from without prejudice.
Create a design based on your favorite characteristics, using pre-made puzzle sheets as your canvas. Take your puzzle home in the provided drawstring bag, reassemble and explain the meaning to your family members.
May: Stitching Your Own Story
Objective: Explore the ways in which your family's culture and history have helped shape who you are. Design a composition that demonstrates where you come from using symbols that represent your ethnic background.
Create a patterned design on muslin fabric, using your own self-designed stamp, representing something that is important in your life. The fabric can be turned into a small pouch or pillow, using fabric tape and fabric glue.
Family Studio Weekend Programs are sponsored, in part, by
A safe space for young children up to age 5 to explore, play, and create with their families, the Early Explorers room hosts a large-scale dollhouse, blocks, puppet theater, and books. A Junior Docent is present to answer questions and suggest activities. Children must be accompanied by a caregiver.