Journal for "Lighter than Air"

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Lighter June 3, 2016



A Benefit for The Hudson River Museum

Lighter than Air A Gala Evening June 3, 2016

Cocktails and Silent Auction 6 pm

Dinner 7:30 pm

Presentation to Honoree

Jan Adelson Live Auction Dessert

Lighter than Air

Sponsors Dinner Chairs

Susan Fraysse Russ and Kathryn B. Welch



Jan and Warren Adelson

Andy and Florence Balint Liz Bracken-and Geoffrey Thompson Dick Button Mark Carliner Cheryl Chase Miriam and Steven Comen Hope Davis and Robert Braddick Stanley and Marcia Grubel Richard and Mary Ann Halevy Steven and Anne Halliwell Richard Haas and Katherine Sokolnikoff Morrison and Fenella Heckscher Robin Liebowitz and Philippe Sandmeier Conrad and Sarah Meyer Susanne and Richard Pandich Rainer Rodon Jeffrey and Robin Roude Susan and Andrew Russ Mark and Mora Shantzis Carol and Terry Wall The Westchester Bank

Marjorie S. Isaac

Susan Weber and Daniel Ryniec

Transit Construction Corp.

Wells Fargo Private Bank

Ginsburg Development Corp.

Vice Chairs

Merrill Lynch

Information Methods Incorporated

Forest City Ratner

Clay and Susan Lifflander

Sound Associates, Inc.

Supporters Bruce and Carol Bernacchia John and Barbara Eager Consolidated Edison Nancy and Sanford Montag

Hudson River Museum

Board of Trustees Jan P. Adelson, Chair Laura Alemzadeh

Dinner Co-Chairs Dear Friends,

Conrad Meyer

We do the Gala each year, out of our deep commitment to the Museum and its mission. And you join us to support that mission. But this year is special. There

Bonnie J. Bell-Curran

Nancy Montag

are few people who mean as much to the Museum as tonight’s honoree, Jan Adelson. The Museum that we love so much is so great an addition to our

Bruce Bernacchia

Susanne Brendel Pandich

Debra A. Blair

Jeffrey Roude

community because of Jan’s efforts over the last 18 years. It takes many people to make a party but we were a little handicapped this year. How can you expect your honoree to work on her own committee?

Elizabeth Bracken-Thompson

Susan Fraysse Russ

Mary Calvi

John M. Tolomer

Brian E. Cray

Kathryn B. Welch

But we want to thank Jan Adelson, after all it is still a Gala. Also thanks to Eileen Price-Farbman, Bonnie Bell-Curran, and Nancy Montag for their help. Mark Kramer and his team at Susan Lawrence Caterers have again outdone themselves with tonight’s menu. Thanks to Willo for tonight’s flowers, to Clay Lifflander for the generous donation of tonight’s wine, and to Dodds Liquors.

Thomas A. D’Auria Hope Davis Barbara Eager Richard Greco, Jr. Stanley Grubel Richard Haas

Thanks also to the donors who gave so generously to the auctions and the

Emeriti Andrew J. Balint

William Mascetta

Grateful thanks to our Chairs, Vice Chairs, Supporters, and Patrons. Your extra commitment makes a real difference in this evening’s results. Thank you to all of

Joyce Greene Marjorie S. Isaac

you here tonight. Eat and drink well and enjoy each other’s company. But, most of all know you have helped the Museum do the important work it is committed to doing and honored the achievement of an extraordinary leader — Jan.

Judith Z. Matson John Bond Trevor, III

Steven E. Halliwell Robin K. Liebowitz

evening’s sponsors you see in the Gala Journal.

Director Michael Botwinick

Susan Russ

Kathy Welch

Dear Friends,

Dear Friends,

Welcome to Lighter than Air. This is a chance to celebrate the Museum and

I am always amazed as we reach the milestone of the Gala each year. There

to mark the opening of Jimmy Kuehnle’s joyful and raucous exhibition Tongue in Cheek. This is also the last time I will have the privilege of greeting you as the Museum’s Chair. What a privilege it has been. This is my 18th Museum Gala (and not my last). In the years, I have had a front row seat watching the Museum grow, thanks to the efforts of my dedicated fellow trustees and a talented and committed staff.

are constant challenges. There is almost always a little less to go around and a little more to do. But we have a dedicated and inventive staff. Every day they deliver to students, to teachers, to families, and to all of our visitors a meaningful experience that enriches lives. In spite of the challenges this has been another year of accomplishment. The Amphitheater season was again a huge success, the new Planetarium continues to delight, the exhibitions are widely praised and visited, and our

Through exhibitions and the programs that accompany them, the Museum

programs reach ever more families.

reaches out to more than 65,000 people a year and our attendance is

Our education department continues to fill gaps in the Arts, Humanities and

up another 10% this year. The great majority of our visitors come from

Science for thousands of school children. Our Junior Docents grow into strong

Westchester County. We are able to serve them and thousands of school children because of your support. On GALA Night we have to raise more than 10% of our budget for the entire year! Because of all of you, we can do it. For that, I and the entire Museum Community thank you. I hope you will approach tonight’s fundraising with a spirit of generosity.

young people who graduate high school, go on to college, AND give back to the community. And, we have a great Board of Trustees. They guide the Museum to new successes. Their experience and knowledge develops the support we need to maintain the quality of what we do. They give direction to our efforts and charge us to deliver an unmatched level of excellence.

I am glad to have been a part of the achievements of the last 12 years and I

This, though, is a bittersweet evening. In honoring our Chair of 12 years, Jan

know we could not have done it without a community of supporters. Your help

Adelson, we celebrate one of the great chapters in the history of this Museum.

brings the Museum to our public, reaching into classrooms, training teachers,

Tonight, and in this Journal, you will be reminded, again and again, of what

and changing lives. With your support we embrace the challenges, grow,

Jan means to the Museum. Person after person will tell you her warmth, her

and improve.

generous spirit, and her relentless focus on our goals as a Museum persuaded them to become supporters. Believe every word of it. And follow, if you can,

I will see you next year, as a fellow guest, admiring the next generation of people up on the podium bringing us together to do great things.

her example. Almost every day we see new and formidable challenges. Our goal is to help build the kind of community where we all want to live. Our resource for this is the Museum. With Jan’s leadership we have done so much. With your help, we can do so much more.

Chair, Board of Trustees


Hudson River Museum

Honorary Chairs Charles E. Schumer United States Senator Kirsten Gillibrand United States Senator Nita M. Lowey Member of Congress Eliot Engel Member of Congress Andrew Cuomo New York State Governor Andrea Stewart-Cousins New York State Senator George Latimer New York State Senator Shelley Mayer New York State Assemblywoman Robert P. Astorino Westchester County Executive Michael Kaplowitz

Chairman, Westchester County Board of Legislators Mike Spano Mayor, City of Yonkers Liam McLaughlin President, Yonkers City Council


Andrea Stewart-Cousins !

New York State Senate, 35th District D emocratic Conference Leader

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June 3, 2016

Dear Friends, I am pleased to have this opportunity to recognize the outstanding contributions of the Hudson River Museum, and to join you as you celebrate your 2016 Annual Gala, Lighter Than Air. I commend the commitment and significant work of the Hudson River Museum, and I am pleased that this cherished cultural landmark is so well-served by many outstanding leaders in our community. The Hudson River Museum is a treasured resource showcasing inspiring art, fascinating local history and the wonders of our cosmos, to generations of local and regional audiences. ! I am proud to recognize the many contributions of the Hudson River Museum’s broad array of programs, exhibitions, educational opportunities, and workshops, but I am especially pleased to offer my sincere congratulations to this evening’s distinguished honoree, Jan Adelson. Her work and commitment to the museum as the Chair of the Board of Trustees has made a lasting impact on this cherished institution. Thank you again for your selfless efforts in support of this outstanding organization, and for being leaders who always strive to go above and beyond. Best Wishes,

Andrea Stewart-Cousins New York State Senate, 35th District Senate Democratic Leader

28 W ells Avenue, Building 3 Courtyard ! Yonkers, New York 10701 ! 914 423 4031

OFFICE OF THE CITY COUNCIL PRESIDENT LIAM J. McLAUGHLIN June 3rd, 2016 Dear Friends and Honorees: It is such an honor to be able to officially congratulate Hudson River MuseumPRESIDENT on its 2016 OFFICE the OF THE CITY COUNCIL fundraiser event. LIAM Jan Adelson is richly deserving of the J. McLAUGHLIN award being bestowed upon her tonight. Congratulations to Jan for her years of leadership as Chair of the Board June 3rd, 2016 of Trustees! Dear Friends and Honorees: The Hudson River Museum is a true asset to the City of Yonkers and an serves enrich the lives of the It is such honorto to be able to officially people of this great and River the many visitorsonwho congratulate the City Hudson Museum its come 2016 to fundraiser visit. Your broad of isprograms, exhibitions, event. Jan array Adelson richly deserving of the workshops andbestowed educational provide not award being upon opportunities her tonight. Congratulations only an for obvious economic benefit,asbut also the to Jan her years of leadership Chair of serve the Board needs of the entire community by providing rich cultural of Trustees! experiences right here in Yonkers. The Hudson River Museum is a true asset to the City of and of serves the education, lives of theI AsYonkers a proponent bothtotheenrich arts and peopletoofserve this great City Ambassador and the many here visitors pledge as your onwho the come City to visit. Your broad array of programs, exhibitions, Council. My door is always open to you should you ever workshops and educational need my assistance. I remain, opportunities provide not only an obvious economic benefit, but also serve the needs of the entire community by yours, providing rich cultural Very truly experiences right here in Yonkers. As a proponent of both the arts and education, I pledge to serve as your Ambassador here on the City Council. My door is always open to you should you ever LIAM J. McLAUGHLIN need my assistance. I remain, Council President Very truly yours, P.S. You can always reach me at 914-377-6060.

LIAM J. McLAUGHLIN Council President P.S. You can always reach me at 914-377-6060.

The Hudson River Museum Honors

Jan Adelson

at the Galas (18 and counting!)...

filled with kind and generous guests who support the Museum’s exhibitions and programs

Chair Extraordinare

Jan spoke to us from the podium

Jan bestowed flowers on the Chairs

Jan cheered us on

Jan grew the Museum Family at Lunches and Teas

Thank you

Jan planned for the Museum to grow and then cut the ribbons

for making possible — Hudson Riverama, for thousands of students to visit Our beautiful paintings Jan joined the fun

We LOVE you Jan

conserved Our shiny

Jan meeted and greeted those who would help the Museum

Jan knew the nooks and crannies of the Museum

Jan opened Hudson Riverama and the exhibitions

glass Lobby Our 21st - century Planetarium Our Galleries

Jan sought funds to make the Museum a place for everyone and...

gleaming, Our Courtyard green, and for making the Museum a place for

everyone. November Art Auctions

Halloween Extravaganzas

Hudson Valley Bounty Feasts

Jan IS our Belle

The Museum Year 2015–16

Dancers Among Us Opened Fall 15.

Nybelwyck Hall twinkled for Winter 15 holidays, thanks to tiny wires, miniscule chandeliers, and the Museum’s staff of budding electricians.

Westchester’s Museums shared the Seven Deadly Sins in Summer 15 and HRM thrilled to the ENVY rife in fairy tales. Two personas — good and evil — of Snow White’s queen.

Jordan Matter opened his photography show Dancers Among Us, October 15, and dancers of all skills followed his lead Fall 15 on the Museum dance floor.

Thomas Doyle plumbed anxious thoughts in If the Creek Don’t Rise, Winter/Spring 16, of micro-model homes and their residents who live on edge.

Westchester’s Favorite Family Museum, the Hudson River Museum.

In April’s Annual Breakfast for Volunteers, a Docent looked through the Museum’s new Coronado SolarMax II telescope to spy the Transit of Mercury.

The Museum’s Summer Amphitheater like no other for 3,100 people who watched music, drama, and movies.

Yonkers middleschool students got hands-on science at the Museum, thanks to Con Edison’s STEM Day Out Fall 15 and Spring 16.

The Panama Canal opened its $5 billion expansion in Spring 16 and the Museum opened Oh Panama! a collection of paintings about the Canal’s first building by 1930s artist Jonas Lie.

Painting classes? Where else? The Museum’s popular spring program for all ages.

Baking Solar Cookies with Alan Bigelow, Scientist in Residence, who designed the Fall 15 Weekend Science Workshops.

Eerie art sparked Halloween 2015 in Glenview. Alison Collins, YOHO artist, covered the home’s Dining Room walls with Proust’s words on muslin made from dye of decaying sculptures.

Light and Sound came to Downtown Yonkers in public art organized by the Hudson River Museum. Mayor Mike Spano opened the installations October 1, and heard the sounds (Sound Bridge by John Morton), while beneath the bridge bobbed orbs of light (Saw Mill River Suspension by Erwin Redl).

The Journal News interviewed Junior Docents who helped set up the Museum’s Pluto flyby exhibition, a heavenly hotspot.

A HELLO to a new Museum Year about to begin with Jimmy Kuehnle’s inflatable art!


Big, Bold And Human Above All Else

Tongue in Cheek The Inflatable Art of Jimmy Kuehnle Through September 18, 2016

Summer 16











Fall 16

I want to thank my fellow Trustees for their commitment to the Museum. You made me proud to be Chair. I want to thank the Museum’s amazing staff. Year in and year out you have created great exhibitions and astonishing publications, programs that educate and excite thousands of school children, and events that bring joy to families and tie our community closer together.

“Round after round of cheers for Mr. Lincoln”

and for Pop Artist Red Grooms, a Hudson River Museum icon R e d G r o o m s P a i n ts the C i v i l W ar Opens October 15, 2016

You make us all proud to be part of the Hudson River Museum.

Jan Adelson

A m ph i theater


Drama, Comedy “ The web of our life is of a mingled yarn ...”

Merrill Lynch is proud to support The Hudson River Museum

William Shakespeare, All’s Well that Ends Well

M idsummer Night’s Dream


18 Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival, all-woman cast, shortened version.

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National Comedy Theatre You Call it! They Spin it! You Laugh!

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Shakespeare on Demand

23 Knightsbridge Theatre Company & the Bard’s famous scenes

MACBETH Three Witches and Macbeth mash-up.

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Movies See Movie Stars Beneath the Stars In the Open-Air Amphitheater

The Museum is a precious resource that teaches and nurtures all of us.


Y oFi Film Fest

17 Family-friendly films from around the world

Guardians of the Galaxy Classic intergalactic warfare



We have been so fortunate these last 12 years to have Jan Adelson as our Chair. She has led the Museum with energy, determination, and warmth.



30 Film company goes Silent to Sound

With great admiration,

Marjorie Isaac INSIDE OUT Coping with the new‌made fun



A m ph i theater


Music Big! Bold! Brassy! July


Helping make your vision a reality



Dance and Music Festival Break and Modern Dance, Live Music

C herish 22 the Ladies July

A fro-Peruvian Ensemble

Irish Music Band

J azz, Latin



S tooges 29 Brass Band July

C intron Brothers

orld Music W and the rhythm of gypsies

Starring Trombone Shorty What more to say!



12 All women.

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August Gaida


SHOWCASE Local talent at its best. July 8 and 15 Music sponsored by Astoria Federal Savings Bank.

Wells Fargo Private Bank is proud to support the ���� Lighter Than Air Gala honoring Jan Adelson. We are delighted to honor Jan for all her contributions to the arts in Westchester and her dedication to the Hudson River Museum. Bonnie Bell-Curran Senior Vice President, Wealth Advisor NMLSR ID ������ ���-���-���� Wells Fargo Private Bank provides products and services through Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., the banking affiliate of Wells Fargo & Company, and its various affiliates and subsidiaries. Brokerage services are offered through Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC, member SIPC, a registered broker-dealer and separate non-bank affiliate of Wells Fargo & Company. Trust services available through banking and trust affiliates in addition to non-affiliated companies of Wells Fargo & Company. Insurance products are available through insurance subsidiaries of Wells Fargo & Company and underwritten by non-affiliated Insurance Companies. Not available in all states. © 2016 Wells Fargo Bank N.A. Member FDIC. NMLSR ID 399801

Summer 2016 Exhibitions Artek and the Aaltos: Creating a Modern World On view through September 25 Frontier Shores: Collection, Entanglement and the Manufacture of Identity in Oceania On view through September 18



Our Gallery exhibitions, MA and PhD programs, and research initiatives explore new ways of thinking about decorative arts, design history, and material culture.

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Executive Vice President

Main Office




TEL. [914] 476-0465 * FAX [914] 476-2051

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Thank you Jan! We are eternally grateful for your years of skilled leadership, your endless energy and generosity and your infectious sense of fun and sublime style. We will always treasure the wonderful memories we have had with you. Sending you appreciation and love,

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Congratulations Jan For your years of amazing commitment And tremendous dedication to the Hudson River Museum we thank you! We are grateful for the Leadership and Inspiration you have provided to all!

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