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MICHAEL BOTWINICK P R E S E N TAT I O N O F H O N O R E E

SETH PINSKY LIVE AUCTION

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A L L I N B LO O M SPONSORS GOLD Jan and Warren Adelson The Cappelli Organization Citi RXR Realty Transit Construction Corp. Wells Fargo Private Bank SILVER AvalonBay Communities, Inc. Thomas A. D’Auria, IMI Ginsburg Development Companies Merrill Lynch Mill Creek Residential Sound Associates, Inc. BRONZE Con Edison John and Barbara Eager The Montag Group Rising Development PATRON Akerman LLP

Kings Capital Construction

AKRF, Inc.

Benjamin and Cynthia Kracauer

Debra A. Blair

Robin Liebowitz and Philippe Sandmeier

Michael Botwinick and Linda Bloch

W. Kurt Meinen

Elizabeth Bracken-Thompson

Samantha Merton and Brett Humphreys

Hope Davis Fine Art

Sarah and Conrad Meyer

DelBello Donnellan Weingarten

Mr. DeWayne N. Phillips

Wise & Wiederkehr, LLP

Robert Zakanitch. White Rabbit, 2007. Courtesy of the artist.

and Dr. Caroline Wamsler

GACE Consulting Engineers DPC

PS&S Architecture and Engineering

Sean Gibson, Absolute Painting Inc.

Jeffrey and Robin Roude

The Honorable and Mrs. Richard Greco, Jr.

Andrew and Susan Russ

Marcia and Stan Grubel

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Debra A. Blair Elizabeth Bracken-Thompson Mary Calvi Brian E. Cray Hope Davis Barbara Eager Richard Greco, Jr.

For their exceptional work and creativity

Stanley Grubel

in bringing the gala theme to fruition

Richard Haas Steven E. Halliwell Robin K. Liebowitz William Mascetta H. Conrad Meyer, III Nancy Montag Susanne Brendel Pandich Jeffrey P. Roude Susan Fraysse Russ John M. Tolomer Kathryn B. Welch Emeriti Andrew J. Balint Joyce M. Greene Marjorie S. Isaac Judith Z. Matson

Robert Zakanitch. Mismatch Setting, 2007. Courtesy of the artist.

John Bond Trevor, III Director Masha Turchinsky

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Susan Fraysse Russ

We organize a Gala each year out of our deepest commitment to the Museum and its mission. We sincerely thank each of you for joining us tonight to support that mission. This year, our honoree, Seth Pinsky from RXR, has a long personal history with Yonkers and

LA COMMITTEE A G Thomas A. D’Auria

fondly remembers visiting the Museum as a child. His commitment to Yonkers remains strong as he spearheads the development of Larkin Plaza, a two-tower residential building currently rising in downtown Yonkers.

I want to thank our honoree for his belief in Yonkers and his support of the Museum

Jan P. Adelson

and I want to thank the Gala Committee for helping make tonight’s event so wonderful.

Bonnie J. Bell-Curran

A very special thank you goes out to Susan Russ for chairing the live and silent auction

Hope Davis Nancy Montag

and to Peter Kelly and his entire staff for allowing us to use X20 to hold our event and for their exemplary service this evening. Thanks is also extended to the additional Gala Committee members for their help including Tom D’Auria, Hope Davis, Bonnie Bell-Curran, and Nancy Montag and to the Museum staff for their tireless work organizing tonight’s event.

Grateful thanks to the Board Chairs, Vice Chairs and all Gold, Silver, Bronze, and

Patron supporters. Your extra commitment has helped to make our Gala a success. Please take a moment to read the journal which lists all our donors who so generously provided support through ads and ticket purchases, and please consider supporting them in return.

Finally, I want to offer congratulations to Michael Botwinick who is being awarded

the Konti Medal this evening for his outstanding contributions to the Museum during his 15-year tenure as Director. So much of what we are celebrating tonight reflects his service and dedication.

Please enjoy dinner and each other’s company and, most of all, know you have

helped the Museum continue to do the important work it is committed to doing.

Kathy Welch Gala Chair

Robert Zakanitch. Hot Pansy-Fire Soup, 2006. Courtesy of the artist.

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Dear Friends,

Dear Friends,

Welcome to the Hudson River Museum’s 2017 Annual Gala, All in Bloom.

It has been an exceptional year, one full of change and promise. I welcome you for the first time as Director of the Hudson River Museum, a place I have cherished since childhood, and which has proven pivotal in my commitment to the museum field at large. To take the helm of this venerable cultural institution at such an exciting point in its storied history is both a privilege and an honor. The Museum is blossoming in many ways, building on a strong foundation of successful programs, exhibitions, and partnerships. In the past year, visitors of all ages, including students from more than 100 schools, delved from the historic to the contemporary in our art exhibitions and collections, pursued inquiries in our science programs, and explored the galaxies from the vantage point of our Planetarium. Change is natural in museums. New research eclipses formerly held beliefs, new installations yield fresh perspectives. It is in this spirit of progress that I announce our new West Wing expansion, an important capital project that will create climate-controlled galleries, a gracious sculpture court and auditorium, and much-needed art storage space. Forward progress is essential in cities too, and tonight we salute Seth Pinsky for his vision and role in helping to transform downtown Yonkers and breathe new life into the city, as well as for his belief that the Museum contributes immeasurably to a quality of life that matters to our residents. Throughout this transition, I’m pleased to say that so much good endures. With our creative and cost-effective mindset, we continue to bring high-quality exhibitions and programs to more than 65,000 visitors of all ages and backgrounds. I see the impact we are able to make every day, with a thriving Junior Docent program, lectures for seniors, Planetarium shows for inquisitive minds of all ages, and art and architecture for museumgoers. There is truly something for everyone. Experience our excellence this summer, when the galleries will be awash in the beauty of Robert Zakanitch: Garden of Ornament and when our Amphitheater programs hit full stride. My transition to Director is noteworthy thanks to the exceptional support I have received from the Board of Trustees, the wonderful staff, and the community at large. I owe a debt of gratitude to Michael Botwinick, Director Emeritus, whose generous spirit and insistence on scholarship provided me with an excellent foundation to begin my tenure. Thank you all for your presence here tonight. It is through your philanthropy that we will be able to fulfill our mission as a forward-thinking museum with an unabashed commitment to quality and our community.

This year’s theme encapsulates the “blooming” development that is taking place throughout Yonkers and the County, a true urban renaissance, as well as a revitalization of our treasured Museum, with a new director and an expansion of our current facility. If you are wondering why, after all these years, the Gala is not at the Museum, it is due to this impending construction of the new wing.

We find tonight is also a good opportunity to celebrate our summer exhibition,

Robert Zakanitch: Garden of Ornament, which explores the artist’s depictions of floral beauty.

This is the first Gala for our new Director, Masha Turchinsky, a Yonkers native who

joined the Museum following 19 years at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. She has already proven to be a skilled leader with a clear and articulate vision for the Museum’s future. Although I’m a longtime member of the Board of Trustees, this is my first time greeting you as its Chairman. It is my privilege to lead our enthusiastic and dedicated Board.

Tonight we are honoring those who have made contributions to the revitalization

all around us. We are proud to honor Seth Pinksy, EVP of RXR Realty, who is spearheading Larkin Plaza, a mixed-use luxury development project in downtown Yonkers slated to open in 2018. It is one of the many exciting projects currently being built and it will undoubtedly be a great addition to the Yonkers’ landscape.

Awarding the Isidore Konti Medal to my longtime friend and colleague, Director

Emeritus Michael Botwinick, is a special pleasure for me and all the Trustees. It is a fitting tribute for this generous and unflappable individual who revitalized the Museum in large ways and small over his 15-year tenure.

It has been another remarkable year for the Museum, which has much to be grateful

for, not the least of which is your support. Your help allows us to bring the Museum not only to our local community but throughout the County and the Hudson River towns. We do this by reaching into classrooms and providing our diverse audiences the opportunity to expand their horizons and engage with the staff through our exhibits and programs. The work of the Hudson River Museum with your generous support helps to change lives.

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Thank you for standing with the Museum tonight as we continue to grow and improve.

Sincerely,

Sincerely,

Tom D’Auria

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Chair, Board of Trustees

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CHAIR Assembly Task Force on Women’s Issues COMMITTEES Children and Families Cities CHAIR Assembly Task Force on Education Women’s Issues Health Labor COMMITTEES Social Services Children and Families

ALBANY THE ASSEMBLY SHELLEY MAYER Assemblymember 90th District

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SHELLEY MAYER Assemblymember 90th District

MEMBER Legislative Women’s Caucus Puerto Rican/Hispanic Task Force

Dear Friends:

June 2, 2017 Dear Friends, It is my pleasure to welcome all of you to the Hudson River Museum 2017 Annual Gala, All In Bloom. As an Honorary Chair, I am delighted to be part of an annual tradition that celebrates the

significant work of this cherished cultural landmark, and grateful for its continued dedication to expanding minds and enriching lives of many people in Westchester County. I join you in recognizing and offering my congratulations to this evening’s distinguished honoree, Seth Pinsky, Executive Vice President of RXR Realty. He has shown true commitment to advancing the mission of Hudson River Museum as well as outstanding service to the community, and I am thankful for his leadership.

This gala would not have been possible without the support and selfless efforts of community leaders like you who always strive to go above and beyond to promote the mission of this important community asset, so I appreciate you for being here this evening. Hudson River Museum is well served by your involvement, and I thank you for helping make a difference in the lives of others. Best Wishes,

Andrea Stewart-Cousins

New York State Senator, 35th District Democratic Conference Leader

28 Wells Avenue, Building #3 ▪ Yonkers, New York 10701 ▪ Tel: (914) 423-4031 ▪ Fax: (914) 423-0979 http://StewartCousins.NYSenate.gov/ – /AndreaStewartCousins – /AndreaSCousins

Cities MEMBER Education Legislative Women’s Caucus Health Puerto Rican/Hispanic Task Force Labor Social Services

Congratulations to the Hudson River Museum and your Board, employees, and volunteers on your Annual Gala, All In Bloom, to benefit the museum. Dear Friends: I offer my special congratulations to the 2017 honoree, Seth Pinsky, Executive Vice President and Congratulations to of thethe Hudson MuseumEmerging and your Market Board, employees, and to volunteers on your Investment Manager RXR River Metropolitan Strategy. Prior joining RXR, Annual All In Bloom,career to benefit the public museum. Seth held Gala, an accomplished in the sector as Director of the Special Initiative for Rebuilding and Resiliency, under New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, tasked with I offer my special congratulations to the 2017 honoree, Seth Executive President developing a $20 billion plan to help neighborhoods affected byPinsky, Hurricane Sandy. Vice Seth also servedand Investment of the RXR Emerging Market Strategy.(NYCEDC) Prior to joining as the PresidentManager of the New York CityMetropolitan Economic Development Corporation actingRXR, as held anon accomplished career the for public sector as projects. Director Iofcongratulate the SpecialSeth, Initiative leadSeth negotiator behalf of New YorkinCity development and Ifor Rebuilding andcontributions. Resiliency, under New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, tasked with thank him for his developing a $20 billion plan to help neighborhoods affected by Hurricane Sandy. Seth also served as the President of New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) acting I also congratulate thetheHudson River Museum on another successful year. As a center for the as lead negotiator on behalf of New York City for development projects. I congratulate Seth, and I preservation of 19th- and 20th century art of the Hudson River Valley region, and as a community thank for him schools, for his contributions. partner after school programming, and center for intellectual exploration and curiosity, you are an indispensable Yonkers institution. I look forward to previewing Garden of I also congratulate the Hudson Riveryou Museum on another year.to our As agreat center Ornament by Robert Zakanich, and thank for bringing such successful terrific work cityforofthe preservation of 19th- and 20th century art of the Hudson River Valley region, and as a community Yonkers. partner for schools, after school programming, and center for intellectual exploration and yourepresentative are an indispensable Yonkers institution. look forwardthetoCity previewing Garden As curiosity, the elected of the 90th Assembly districtI representing of Yonkers, I of Ornamentcongratulate by Robert Zakanich, andassociated thank you with for bringing such River terrificMuseum work to and our great city of personally all those the Hudson especially Yonkers. your honoree, Seth Pinsky. congratulate As the elected representative of the 90th Assembly district representing the City of Yonkers, I Warmly, personally congratulate all those associated with the Hudson River Museum and especially congratulate your honoree, Seth Pinsky. Warmly, Shelley B. Mayer NYS Assembly 90th District Yonkers Shelley B. Mayer NYS Assembly 90th District Yonkers

ALBANY OFFICE: Room 327, Legislative Office Building, Albany, New York 12248 • 518-455-3662, FAX: 518-455-5499

DISTRICT OFFICE: 35 East Grassy Sprain Road, Room 406B, Yonkers, New York 10710 • 914-779-8805, FAX: 914-779-8859 EMAIL: mayers@nyassembly.gov

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ALBANY OFFICE: Room 327, Legislative Office Building, Albany, New York 12248 • 518-455-3662, FAX: 518-455-5499 DISTRICT OFFICE: 35 East Grassy Sprain Road, Room 406B, Yonkers, New York 10710 • 914-779-8805, FAX: 914-779-8859

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June 2, 2017 Dear Friend:

Dear Friend: Dear Friend: It is my honor and privilege to join with the Hudson River Museum in welcoming everyone to the Annual Gala and congratulating this year’s deserving honoree, Seth Pinsky. is honor my honor and privilege join the Hudson River in Museum in It isItmy and privilege to join to with thewith Hudson River Museum welcoming to Annual Gala and congratulating thisRiver year’sthis year’s welcoming everyone to thethe Annual Gala and congratulating Since it waseveryone founded inthe 1919 as Yonkers Museum, Hudson deserving honoree, Seth Pinsky. deserving honoree, Sethservice Pinsky.to the citizens of Yonkers and Museum has provided a great Westchester as the largest museum in the county, offering exhibits on Since it was founded in 1919 as the Yonkers Museum, Hudson River art, history, and thein heritage of the our Yonkers region. With so much to Since it science was founded 1919 as Museum, Hudson River Museum has provided a great service to the citizens of Yonkers and offer, it is no surprise that attendance has consistently risen over the Museumashas provided a great service to the citizens of Yonkers and Westchester the largest museum in the county, offering exhibits on past several years. as and the the largest museum the county, art,Westchester history, science heritage of ourin region. With sooffering much toexhibits on art, history, science the heritage of our region. With offer, is no surprise thatand attendance has event consistently over theso much to To all itresponsible for this wonderful gala and therisen growth and is Hudson no surprise attendance has the consistently risen pastoffer, several years. success of itthe Riverthat Museum throughout years, I offer myover the past several years. reverence and appreciation for all you do. May you find continued To all responsible for this wonderful event and theyears growth and success and satisfaction in all of yourgala endeavors in the to come. success of responsible the Hudson River Museum throughout the years, offergrowth my and To all for this wonderful gala event andI the reverence and all you do. May you find continued success ofappreciation the Hudsonfor River Museum throughout the years, I offer my success and satisfaction in all of your endeavors in the years come. Sincerely, reverence and appreciation for all you do. May youtofind continued success and satisfaction in all of your endeavors in the years to come.

Sincerely, Robert P. Astorino Sincerely, County Executive Robert P. Astorino County Executive

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OFFICE OF THE CITY COUNCIL PRESIDENT LIAM J. McLAUGHLIN June 2nd, 2017 Dear Friends and Honorees: It is such an honor to be able to officially congratulate the Hudson River Museum on its 2017 fundraiser event. Seth Pinsky is richly deserving of the OFFICEbeing OF THE CITY COUNCIL award bestowed upon PRESIDENT him tonight. c J. M CongratulationsLIAM to Seth forLAUGHLIN his years of leadership as Executive Vice-President of RXR! June 2nd, 2017 The Hudson River Museum is a true asset to the City of Yonkers and serves to enrich the lives of the Dear Friends and Honorees: people of this great City and the many visitors who come to visit.It Your broad is such an array honor ofto programs, be able toexhibitions, officially workshops and opportunities provide not congratulate the educational Hudson River Museum on its 2017 only an obvious economic butdeserving also serve fundraiser event. Seth Pinskybenefit, is richly of the needs of the entire community providing cultural award being bestowed byupon himrich tonight. experiences right here in Yonkers. Congratulations to Seth for his years of leadership as Executive Vice-President of RXR! As a proponent of both the arts and education, I pledge to as your thetoCity Theserve Hudson RiverAmbassador Museum is ahere trueon asset the Council. My door and is always to you the should you City of Yonkers servesopen to enrich lives ofever the need myofassistance. I remain, people this great City and the many visitors who come to visit. Your broad array of programs, exhibitions, Very truly yours, provide not workshops and educational opportunities only an obvious economic benefit, but also serve the needs of the entire community by providing rich cultural experiences right here in Yonkers. As a proponent LIAM of bothJ.the and education, I Mcarts LAUGHLIN pledge to serve as yourCouncil Ambassador here President on the City Council. My door is always open to you should you ever P.S. You always Ireach me at 914-377-6060. need my can assistance. remain, Very truly yours,

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Robert Zakanitch. Angel of Non-Competition, 1989. Courtesy of the artist.

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Isidore Konti, one of the first Commissioners of the Hudson River Museum, brought art, the abiding focus of his life, to the Museum’s mission, which was coming into focus during the 1930s. He set the multidisciplinary nature of the Hudson River Museum, which survives to this day. A successful sculptor, Konti studied in the Imperial Academy of Art, and traveled throughout Italy to study classical models. At 26, he was receiving commissions. At 30, he decided his future lay in the New World and, in 1892, he emigrated to New York. By 1906 he moved to Yonkers, a move that had consequences for his new community and the Hudson River Museum. His work can be found throughout Yonkers from the Soldiers and Sailors Monument in Larkin Plaza to the glorious Hudson Fulton Monument on Warburton Avenue. Konti, with other artists, established the Yonkers Art Association, and the presence of this strong arts community helped establish the Yonkers Museum of Science and Art, now the Hudson River Museum. The Trustees of the Museum periodically award the Isidore Konti Medal to a person, who through leadership and commitment, has made an extraordinary contribution to the Museum’s mission begun almost a century ago. For more than 15 years, Michael Botwinick, the Museum’s longest-serving director shepherded it through many iterations and improvements. He oversaw the creation of Riverama, our environmental teaching gallery, the modernization of the Planetarium, and spearheaded a Master Plan that included a renovated front entrance and lobby, modernized galleries, the Hudson Room, and a new Education Center with studios and classrooms. Botwinick’s laudable achievements were not limited to the improvement of our facilities, he also oversaw countless nationally recognized exhibitions, including Dutch New York: The Roots of Hudson Valley Culture (2009) and Industrial Sublime: Modernism & Transformation of New York’s Rivers (2013), many accompanied by scholarly exhibition catalogues. And, his efforts obtained the Museum national accreditation from the American Alliance of Museums, demonstrating the HRM’s commitment to excellence and the highest professional standards. In fact, a commitment to excellence and high standards is an apt characterization of Michael Botwinick. All that he has accomplished during his tenure raised the reputation of the Museum and set a high bar for the future. Join us in celebrating Michael’s achievements and new adventures ahead. 21


RIVER MU N O SE S UM UD 2017 H HONOREE SETH PINSKY Executive Vice President of RXR Realty

This year’s Gala celebrates the exciting development taking place throughout Yonkers, so it is fitting that we are honoring Seth Pinsky, who has dedicated his career to investing in emerging opportunities in New York City and the surrounding Tri-State area, with a particular focus on regions that have significant growth potential.

Seth Pinsky, whose family ties to Yonkers go back to his great-

grandparents, is spearheading a mixed-use luxury development project in downtown Yonkers, Larkin Plaza, which is slated to open in 2018. This is RXR’s first foray in Yonkers and encompasses two residential buildings (25 and 17 stories), a two-story building with restaurant and retail space, and a parking garage. This project is a welcome addition to downtown Yonkers and precisely the type of development needed to meet the growing demand of people who want to live here.

Prior to joining RXR, Seth was Director of Mayor Bloomberg’s Special

Initiative for Rebuilding and Resiliency, which developed a $20 billion plan to protect New York City from climate change impact. The projects for New York City illustrate his resolve to help the City rebuild after the September 11, 2001 attacks through public service.

As President of the New York City Economic Development Corporation

from 2008 to 2013, he was lead negotiator for projects such as Yankee Stadium, Citifield, the World Trade Center, and the acquisition of Hunters Point South in Queens. Since then, he has launched more than 60 programs that nurture businesses in the arts, bioscience, fashion, finance, green services, manufacturing, media and technology.

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The Hudson River Museum had another wonderful and productive year, one that was filled with multidisciplinary exhibitions and thought-provoking programs exploring art, history, and science. For our summer show, Tongue in Cheek (June 4 - September 18, 2016), multimedia artist Jimmy Kuehnle brought his massive inflatable sculptures to the Museum, creating a site-specific installation

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that invaded the galleries and the tower of Glenview, and was hailed by New York magazine as “highbrow and brilliant!”

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In Fall 2016, renowned Pop artist Red Grooms transformed the galleries

with two exhibitions—Lincoln on the Hudson and The Blue and The Gray (October 8 - May 14, 2017). Both exhibitions explored the world of 1860s America and the key figures and everyday citizens who played a part in the Civil War, including a larger-than-life, walk-through scene of the historic appearance of President-elect Lincoln in Peekskill, NY to smaller portraits of steely-eyed generals, abolitionists, and young African American soldiers. We called upon award-winning authors, historians, musicologists, and performers to respond to

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the cultural and political effects of this war, one that still resonates with us today. Meanwhile, artist Tom Burckhardt created an immersive installation, FULL STOP, a full-scale replica of a mythical artist’s studio made of cardboard, wood, glue,

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As 2017 began, Masha Turchinsky took the helm as Director of the

Museum, succeeding Michael Botwinick. Among her immediate priorities is the Museum’s expansion, in partnership with the City of Yonkers, to create a new West Wing, including additional special exhibition galleries, a sculpture court, a 100-seat auditorium, and state-of-the-art collection art storage. In the Winter

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Envisions Andrew Wyeth’s World (February 25 - May 14, 2017), a photography and painting exhibition that explored the people and landscapes of Chadds Ford,

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Pennsylvania, where the legendary painter Andrew Wyeth lived and worked. In addition to a variety of lectures and gallery tours by artists, scholars, and

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curators, the Museum developed a new popular series of Hands-On Workshops

Award, January 2017 5 Yonkers Arts Weekend Press Conference, May 2: From left, Masha Turchinksy, Director, Mayor Mike Spano,

for visitors to pursue their creative interests in drawing, painting, and

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photography at all ages and abilities.

May 6 and 7, 2017 8 Drop In & Draw Workshop complemented spring exhibitions: From left, Yonkers artist Leonardo De La Cruz, instructor with student 9 Tongue in Cheek: The Inflatable Art of Jimmy Kuehnle exhibition, June 4 – September 18, 2016 10 Pop Artist Red Grooms and his newest 3-dimensional scene, Lincoln on the Hudson at the Museum, October 8, 2016 – May 14, 2017 11 Actor Stephen Lang reads the words of Abraham Lincoln in the Sunday Scholars series, December 18, 2016

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The Museum continued to strengthen its ties to the community. We

served more than 100 schools this past year, supporting the Core Curriculum State Standards across the disciplines in art, history, and science. In addition, we worked with Con Edison on STEM Day Out, offering middle school students throughout Westchester seven all-day sessions with STEM related activities including learning to be a naturalist; “mapping” the Hudson River in Riverama, our environmental teaching gallery; and learning about characteristics of the planets through our Planetarium shows and related activities. The Museum also opened its doors to the community-at-large during the city’s Fourth Annual Yonkers Arts Weekend on May 6 & 7, offering free admission and a series of events inside and out. Highlights included our now well-known Kite Festival, with kite contests, art & science workshops, LEGO kite building, music, and more.

Members of the HRM family were also recognized for their contributions to

the Museum and their communities. Junior Docent Elijah Washington received a Martin Luther King Jr. Legacy Youth Award in January from the African American Men of Westchester for founding a teen-run club that promotes community involvement. He will broaden his horizons further during a summer abroad in Spain with other civic-minded teen leaders. And HRM docent Mary Gold Ciello was one of six volunteers honored this year at Yonkers Mayors Day of Recognition for National Service on April 5.

Now as the year comes full circle and June blooms, we embark upon the

Museum’s summer season with much anticipation. Our Summer Amphitheater series will bring an opening night performance by Yonkers Philharmonic, theater from Hudson Valley Shakespeare, and music from Purpl. And on June 3, our summer exhibitions open—Robert Zakanitch: Garden of Ornament; the complementary exhibition, Floral Arrangements: Highlights from the Collection; as well as new insights into the feminist masterwork of Sylvia Sleigh: Invitation to a Voyage. We are excited to start the new season surrounded by these exuberant and life-affirming works of art and to welcome new and returning visitors, friends, and supporters in the coming year.

Robert Zakanitch. Ms. Austen Regrets, 2007. Courtesy of the artist.

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ROBERT ZAKANITCH GARDEN OF ORNAMENT June 3 – September 17, 2017 Cascading blooms, lush gardens, glowing fireflies—experience the exuberant and witty paintings that explore floral beauty by Robert Zakanitch, a driving force in the Pattern and Decoration movement. Zakanitch has written, “Beauty is. It is as natural as breathing. Its allure is transforming and I never thought art was about anything else.”

SYLVIA SLEIGH: INVITATION TO A VOYAGE Opens June 3 The Museum presents Sylvia Sleigh’s masterwork Invitation to a Voyage, a 70-foot panorama painting of the Hudson River, gifted to the Museum by the artist. Set along the banks of the Hudson River, the work depicts a summer gathering of friends and art-world figures. The painting has made famous the small stretch of the east bank of the Hudson near Fishkill, New York and the view across the river of Bannerman’s Island Arsenal, shown in this panel from the Riverside mural.

Sylvia Sleigh: Invitation to a Voyage, 1979-1999, detail Robert Zakanitch. Iris, 2008

FLORAL ARRANGEMENTS HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE COLLECTION

WALKS WITH ARTISTS: RECENTLY ACQUIRED AND RESTORED COLLECTIONS

June 3 – September 17, 2017 “The world laughs in flowers,” said America’s poet Ralph Waldo Emerson, and the Museum celebrates floral objects from its collections—a drawing by Georgia O’Keeffe, a rug by Henri Matisse, and photographs by Edward Steichen. The paintings, photographs, and decorated objects on display are full of beauty and surprise and illustrate the ways we express our love of flowers in art and design.

October 7, 2017 – January 14, 2018 Walks with Artists invites viewers to journey with 19th and 20th-century artists to the places they painted in the Hudson River Valley and the Connecticut countryside. More than 30 paintings from the Museum’s collection will show some of the most spectacular natural scenery in our country and highlight recent gifts and purchases.

The exhibition was made possible, in part, by the generosity of an anonymous supporter of the Museum.

George Gardner Symons. Winter Landscape, n.d. Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin A. Kinberg Rudolf Eickemeyer Jr., Evelyn Nesbit with Rose, 1901

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Yonkers Philharmonic Orchestra

Sat / 8

Romeo and Juliet

Fri / 14

Slavic Soul Party!

Sat / 15 Willie Wonka & the Chocolate Factory

COMEDY

Fri / 21

Milo Z Plays Razzamofunk!

Sat / 22 National Comedy Theatre

DRAMA

Fri / 28

Museum open Friday and Saturday evenings: July 7 - September 2 FREE 5 to 8pm

Fri / 4

Afro-Peruvian Percussion Ensemble

Sat / 5

Games for the Mind with Marc Salem

Fri / 11

Spanglish Fly

in association with Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival, National Comedy Theatre, Alamo and ArtsWestchester

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7/14

AUGUST

Drama, Movie, Music and Comedy programs have been organized by the Hudson River Museum

Yonkers Philharmonic

Singer, Songwriter Lucy Kaplansky

Sat / 29 Edward Scissorhands

Planetarium shows Fridays and Saturdays FREE 7pm

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MOVIES

Drafthouse Cinema

8/11

JAZZ & Contemporary Music j a z z & contemporary music

Sat / 12 Honey I Shrunk the Kids Fri / 18

Joey Berkley’s Bandits

Sat / 19 Love’s Labour’s Lost

7/8

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We Are Proud To Support

HUDSON RIVER MUSEUM Congratulations to our very own

Seth Pinsky

BROADENING HORIZONS, FOR ALL. Citi salutes the Hudson River Museum for its unique programs and exhibitions, helping to transform our region into a more vibrant place to work, live and play. We also congratulate Seth Pinsky for his dedication to Yonkers and its rich heritage.

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We salute the Hudson River Museum CLIENT SATISFACTION * QUALITY CONSTRUCTION * ON TIME * ON BUDGET William Mascetta

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President

Executive Vice President

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Proudly Supports

Working together for a bright future

The Hudson River Museum

Congratulations to the 2017 Honoree

Seth Pinsky EVP, RXR Realty Corp.

Your time is valuable; how you spend it reflects who you are and the kind of world you want to create. Thank you for supporting the Hudson River Museum’s “All in Bloom” gala. We’re proud to stand with you and honor Seth Pinsky. Together, we’re helping make the future bright for those who need it most. We can help you plan for your vision of your future—and the future of our community. To start a new kind of conversation, contact your local Wells Fargo Private Bank office:

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Merrill Lynch is proud to support The Hudson River Museum Giving back to your community is important to you — and to us. Merrill Lynch financial advisors are committed to helping you make a difference. The RLN Group Harold L. Reinstein, CFP®, CRPC® Senior Vice President – Wealth Management Wealth Management Advisor Portfolio Manager, PIA Program

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