Sunday, March 17, 2019

Weekday Sketchers at Hudson River Museum

It is spring! Let's celebrate!

This spring we will be visiting a number of locations along the Hudson River to sketch the views, the buildings and the people that live, work and play in proximity to this icon of the New York metropolitan area.

We will start the exploration a bit up river with a combined sketch day with the Westchester Urban Sketchers.   Thanks to Cathy Gutterman who has made arrangements for us to visit the Hudson River Museum in Yonkers.  Situated on the Hudson River this former estate offers us beautiful river views, a victorian manor and a museum dedicated to the Hudson River.  

The HRM offers dynamic exhibitions of 19th-century to contemporary American art; Glenview, an 1877 Gilded Age home on the National Register of Historic Places; a state-of-the-art Planetarium; an indoor, environmental teaching gallery, Hudson Riverama, a permanent gallery devoted to the environment of the Hudson and its shores; the Bookstore, the only permanent installation by Pop Artist Red Grooms on view in New York; and an outdoor Amphitheater.

 Current Exhibitions Include:

"The Color of the Moon:  Lunar Painting in American Art," is devoted to the allure of the moon for American painters, whose art has reflected the eternal fascination with our closest celestial body. It is the first major museum examination of the moon as it relates to the story of the American nocturne as it developed from the early 1810s through the late 1960s.  In celebration of the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11's landing on the moon, "A Century of Lunar Photography and Beyond," presents examples of lunar photography from the mid-19th century photographic plates to 21st century digital imagery.

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                        511 WARBURTON AVE, YONKERS NY
                       Entrance Fee: Adults $7. Seniors $5. 

STARTING TIME: 12:00 NOON (museum opens at noon)


BY CAR: Directions and Map:      

BY TRAIN FROM GRAND CENTRAL :  Take Metro-North’s Hudson Line to Glenwood Station. When you get to the station, exit onto Glenwood Avenue, and make a left onto Ravine Avenue, which leads to Trevor Park. Walk through the park to reach the museum’s entrance. (The walk from the train station to the Museum takes approximately 10 minutes). OR, take the Hudson Line to Yonkers Station, and take a taxi to the museum. (Taxi costs approximately $5). 

PLEASE NOTE: We will meet at the Information Booth in Grand Central Terminal at 11:00 AM.  We will be taking the 11:20 Hudson Line train to Croton-Harmon to the Glenwood Ave Station. arriving at 11:50.  Please make sure to purchase your ticket before meeting the group. 

Coming later?  Please check the train schedules for other trains.

Please RSVP directly to Raylie Dunkel at  Looking for us? Call/text Raylie at 201-978-6387.

FYI: Visit the web site for additional information:
- No wet materials are allowed in the galleries. Stools will be provided. 
- For the protection of the artwork, backpacks, water bottles, or snack items are not allowed in the galleries. 
- Lockers are available for guest convenience.
The Museum offers light snacks, coffee, and refreshments in the Museum Shop. Weather permitting, visitors may use the cafe tables in the Courtyard. There is also limited seating in the Lobby, and you may picnic in Trevor Park, adjacent to the Museum. 

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