Hudson River Museum

511 Warburton Avenue, Yonkers, NY 10701 - United States





THE HUDSON RIVER MUSEUM ( is a preeminent cultural institution in Westchester County and the New York Metropolitan area. Situated on the banks of the Hudson River in Yonkers, New York, the HRM’s mission is to engage, inspire, and connect diverse communities through the power of the arts, sciences, and history.

The Museum offers engaging experiences for nearly every age and interest, with an ever-growing collection of American art; dynamic exhibitions that range from notable 19th-century paintings to contemporary art installations; Glenview, an 1877 house on the National Register of Historic Places; a state-of-the-art Planetarium; an environmental teaching gallery; and an outdoor Amphitheater. Accredited by the American Association of Museums (AAM), the Museum is dedicated to collecting, preserving, exhibiting, and interpreting these multidisciplinary offerings, which are complemented by an array of public programs that encourage creative expression, collaboration, and artistic and scientific discovery.

The Hudson River Museum’s general operations are supported in part by Westchester County, the City of Yonkers, the Yonkers Board of Education, the New York State Council on the Arts, and the Westchester Delegation of the New York State Assembly and Senate.


Discover the Hudson Anew: James McElhinney and the Art of Seeing
September 13, 2019–February 16, 2020

This exhibition presents artist James McElhinney’s sketch books and prints related to the Hudson River in a comprehensive showing for the first time. A video program, animating turning pages, will allow visitors to see additional sketchbook paintings. These will be exhibited alongside 19th-century pieces from the Museum’s collection by William Guy Wall (Irish, 1792–1864), Jacques-Gérard Milbert (French, 1766–1840), and Samuel Colman (American, 1832–1920), all of whom also depicted the river as part of travels or over a period of time.

Janelle Lynch: Another Way of Looking at Love
September 13, 2019–February 16, 2020

This exhibition presents selections from photographer Janelle Lynch’s Another Way of Looking at Love, a series of color photographs taken on her Catskills property in all seasons. The series focuses closely on dense foliage and flowers to encourage us to look closer and find connections, both within the image and between ourselves and our environment. Lynch says “Another Way of Looking at Love is borne of awe for the power of nature, and seeks to reimagine our connection to one another, to the planet, and to the generative possibilities of the moment.”

Through Our Eyes: Memories and Milestones of African Americans in Yonkers
Through Nov 3, 2019

This exhibition brings together a selection of more than 100 years of photographs and objects documenting African Americans who have made Yonkers the vibrant city that it is today.

Ongoing Exhibitions:
A Century of Lunar Photography and Beyond
Adapt, React, Interact: 50 Years of Architecture at the HRM
Object of the Month


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