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The Hudson River Museum Launches New Digital Initiative: Museum From Home

April 02, 2020 2:30 PM | Megan Eves (Administrator)

Explore the HRM with New Videos, Art & Science Activities, Online Resources, and Live-Streamed Programs

Yonkers, NY, April 2—The Hudson River Museum has launched an exciting new digital initiative, Museum From Home, for its audiences to virtually experience all the HRM has to offer. Joining other museums across the United States and abroad, the Museum will be featuring new content including engaging videos, hands-on art and science activities, lesson plans for parents and teachers, and new ways to participate and explore our exhibitions and collection. These virtual experiences will be available on the Museum’s website and shared through its social media channels using the hashtag #MuseumFromHome

There will be a variety of recorded programs and workshops available, with new content being added each week in the categories of: Art ProjectsScience ProjectsAwesome AstronomyStorytimeTeaching Resources, and HRM Collections & Exhibitions. In addition, there will be live-streamed programs including virtual tours with curators, workshops with artists, conversations and Q&A with experts on timely topics, and community-curated exhibitions and playlists.

For children and families, there will be a wide selection of Art & Science Projects with easy-to-follow printable guides and/or video tutorials on how to create fun projects using materials from around your home. Parents and teachers can download more in-depth lesson plans that enable students in early elementary through high school to explore the themes of exhibitions and works of art in our collection through thoughtful looking, questioning, discussion, and hands-on activities. Our youngest audiences will enjoy HRM Storytime videos—in English and Spanish—featuring books read out loud by our educators. 

Stargazers of all ages will learn about what's happening in the night sky with weekly Awesome Astronomy videos featuring Marc Taylor, HRM's Manager of Planetarium and Science Programs, with whom you’ll be able to chat live every week, sharing your observations, questions, and at-home projects.

The HRM Collections & Exhibitions section offers new ways to dive in and discover the Museum’s permanent collection and exhibitions, past and present. Current offerings include Derrick Adams: Buoyant, with work by acclaimed multidisciplinary artist who depicts a world where Black joy, love, leisure play central roles; Frances Hynes: Constellations, an evocative collection of abstract pastel skyscapes, and Self in the City, an exploration of the paradoxes of urban life featuring works by artists including Archibald Motley, Jr., Barbara Morgan, and Jacob Lawrence. 

Other highlights include a variety of online exhibitions on Google Arts & Culture; a special SC Hudson River Museum app, which allows users to experience ten works from the collection using super high-resolution zoom and unique storytelling features, and other social media initiatives like #HRMStaffFavorites and #ShowUsYourSketches.

Press contact:
Jen McCaffery
jmccaffery@hrm.org
(914) 963-4550 x240

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The HUDSON RIVER MUSEUM (hrm.org) 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 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. 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 Museum Association of New York strengthens the capacity of New York State’s cultural community by supporting professional standards and organizational development. We provide advocacy, training, and networking opportunities so that museums and museum professionals may better serve their missions and communities.

Museum Association of New York is a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization. 

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