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A CELESTIAL GALA A Stellar Evening to Benefit the Hudson River Museum Wednesday / June 6, 2018

HONORING MAYOR MIKE SPANO for his vision and commitment to enriching the arts and sciences in our community

Cocktails and silent auction / 6pm Dinner / 8pm Presentation of Honoree Mayor Mike Spano Live Auction Dessert

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SPONSORS

GOLD Jan and Warren Adelson Thomas A. D’Auria, IMI Domino Sugar Ginsburg Development Companies Lela Goren Group Sound Associates, Inc. Transit Construction Corp. Wells Fargo Private Bank Yonkers IDA SILVER AvalonBay Communities, Inc. BRONZE Elizabeth Bracken-Thompson Con Edison John and Barbara Eager Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Inc. Yonkers Contracting Co. PATRON Melissa and Serge Benchetrit Debra A. Blair Mara Der Hovanesian Ronnie Friedman Fuller & D’Angelo, P.C. Joseph A. Giannotti and family, TechCon Management Consulting Marcia and Stan Grubel Richard and Mary Ann Halevy Cristle Collins Judd Robin Liebowitz and Philippe Sandmeier Maya Lin and Daniel Wolf Sarah and Conrad Meyer Millcreek Residential Trust Nancy and Sandy Montag Peckham Family Foundation PS&S Jeffrey and Robin Roude Andrew and Susan Russ Simone Development Companies Caroline A. Wamsler and DeWayne Phillips Kathryn B. Welch

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SPECIAL THANKS Peter Kelly, X20 Ned Kelly, Ned Kelly & Company Richard Fitzgerald, Sound Associates, Inc. Robert Altman, Altman Lighting RJ Puma, Anna Artuso’s Pastry Shop Christine Williams, Sotheby’s Auction House Daria Grace, The Pre-War Ponies Hudson River Museum Junior Docents

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BOARD OF TRUSTEES

Thomas A. D’Auria, Chair Jan P. Adelson Bonnie J. Bell-Curran Bruce Bernacchia Debra A. Blair Elizabeth Bracken-Thompson Mary Calvi Brian E. Cray Hope Davis Barbara Eager Ronnie Freedman Richard Greco, Jr. Stanley Grubel 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 Kathryn B. Welch EMERITI Andrew J. Balint Joyce M. Greene Marjorie Isaac (d. 2017) Judith Z. Matson John Bond Trevor, III DIRECTOR Masha Turchinsky

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GALA CHAIR Susan Fraysse Russ GALA COMMITTEE Jan P. Adelson Thomas A. D’Auria Bonnie J. Bell-Curran Mara Der Hovanesian Wilson Kimball Robin Liebowitz William Mascetta Nancy Montag Kathryn B. Welch

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Dear Friends, Welcome to the Hudson River Museum’s Annual Gala! Tonight we celebrate all that makes the Museum successful in its mission to serve the public with dynamic educational programs and insightful art exhibits—from our beloved Planetarium to our transformative Junior Docent Program. We are deeply thankful for your support and appreciate that you have chosen to be here with us this evening. We are delighted to honor Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano for his enormous contributions to the revitalization of Yonkers. Over the past six years, he has spearheaded initiatives that have led to new businesses, job creation, a rejuvenated waterfront, and a renewed sense of pride in Yonkers. Mayor Spano is a strong advocate for integrating art, science, and culture into residents’ lives, and we are particularly grateful for all he has done to champion the work of the Museum. I want to thank the Gala Committee for everything they did to make tonight’s event a success: Jan Adelson, Bonnie Bell-Curran, Tom D’Auria, Mara Der Hovanesian, Wilson Kimball, Robin Liebowitz, Nancy Montag, and Kathy Welch. You go above and beyond in your commitment to the Museum’s continued success. We thank Peter Kelly and his entire staff for providing use of X20 as the perfect location to appreciate Yonkers’ resurgence. And we owe a big round of applause to the Museum staff. The Gala would not be possible without their passionate dedication. The team may be small, but they are mighty. Finally, we want to give our heartfelt gratitude to all the Gold, Silver, and Bronze Supporters and Patrons. Without your commitment to our largest fundraiser, the Museum would not be able to serve more than 70,000 visitors each year, including 25,000 students from 105 area schools. Please take a moment to read the journal which lists all our donors who so generously provided support to the auction, ads, and ticket purchases, and please consider supporting them in return. As you enjoy the evening, I hope you are inspired by the important work the Museum is doing and that you leave feeling good about supporting a cause that is improving lives in unique and meaningful ways.

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Dear Friends, Welcome to the Hudson River Museum’s Celestial Gala. It’s wonderful to gather new friends as well as long-time supporters of the Museum for our biggest fundraiser of the year. The theme of this year’s Gala is the cosmos, inspired by the HRM’s treasured Planetarium and our award-winning science and education programs. The only public planetarium in Westchester, it serves visitors and school children who come from throughout the County and beyond to explore the galaxies, and learn about astronomy and scientific discovery in real time. Tonight we are honoring Mayor Mike Spano for his vision and commitment to enriching the arts and sciences in our community. Since taking office in 2012, he has focused his efforts on education and economic development, leading Yonkers’ revitalization with groundbreaking new projects that are transforming the city’s waterfront, attracting new businesses, and creating new jobs. In 2014, Mayor Spano and the City of Yonkers generously funded a renovation of the Planetarium, transforming it into a state-of-the-art facility that projects up to 20 million stars. This is just one example of the support the Mayor has given the Museum throughout his tenure. We honor him tonight because of his deep understanding that museums like the Hudson River Museum are essential to the cultural life and vitality of the City and Westchester County. It has been another great year for the HRM, with more than 70,000 visitors and 25,000 school children taking advantage of all the Museum has to offer. We have much to be grateful for, not the least of which is your support. Your help brings the Museum to our community, reaching into classrooms and providing diverse audiences the opportunity to expand their horizons and engage with our exhibits and programs. Put simply, our work and your support changes lives. Along with my fellow Board of Trustees, thank you so much for standing with the Museum tonight. As we look up to the stars, we also have our feet firmly on the ground, and I’m excited for the great things that lie ahead for the Museum and the City of Yonkers.

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Tom D’Auria Chair, Board of Trustees

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Dear Friends and Supporters, Welcome to A Celestial Gala, a stellar evening in which we celebrate a constellation of achievements and set course for new galaxies. The Hudson River Museum had an exceptional year; we thank you for joining us on our journey to new territories. Our exhibitions and award-winning public programs have never been stronger. This summer we explore abstraction through Force Field: Drawings by Christine Hiebert and the multifaceted beauty of the Hudson River in Ellen Kozak and Scott D. Miller: riverthatflowsbothways. In Fall 2018, the Museum unveils Maya Lin: A River Is a Drawing, an immersive, site-specific exhibition that explores the geology and topography of the Hudson River and the effects of climate change. We will offer a myriad of ways— hands-on workshops, activities led by Junior Docents, artist and scholar talks, school partnerships, and class visits with more than 100 schools—for our diverse audiences to play an active role in shaping the conversations that move our society forward. A critical component of the Museum’s success is our Planetarium, which addresses current research and highlights the latest advances in astronomy. It is our way of bringing the skies down to Earth, whether it be through our weekly star shows, the Great American Eclipse event, or our new interdisciplinary series Music Under the Dome. Mayor Mike Spano has always valued the mission of the HRM. Born and raised in Yonkers, he attended the Museum with his parents, on countless class trips, and later with his own family. It was he who championed the complete upgrade of the Planetarium, allowing us to project 20 million stars. And it is Mayor Spano who launched the annual Yonkers Arts Weekend, in which the Museum participates with pride. Tonight we honor him for his vision and commitment to bringing the arts, sciences, and culture together at the Hudson River Museum and throughout Yonkers, to the benefit of the City, Westchester County, and beyond. A thriving museum is a reflection of a thriving, involved community. Our collective successes are only possible with your help. With your philanthropy, we will be able to think expansively and serve inclusively. Your support of the Hudson River Museum matters. While the constellations glimmer above, the brightest stars shine right here. With profound appreciation,

Masha Turchinsky Director

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

June 6, 2017 Dear Friends, It is my pleasure to welcome all of you to the Hudson River Museum 2018 Annual Gala, A Stellar Evening.. 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, Mayor Mike Spano. He has shown dedication to the mission of Hudson River Museum through his support for the arts and sciences in Yonkers and our 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. The Hudson River Museum is wellserved 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

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Dear Friends:

Congratulations to the Hudson River Museum, your Board of Directors, employees, and volunteers on your annual event, A Celestial Gala, a stellar evening to benefit the Hudson River Museum. I offer my special congratulations to the 2018 honoree, Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano, who is being recognized for his commitment to enriching the arts and sciences in our community. Mayor Spano has spent his career serving the Yonkers community. First elected to the New York State Assembly in 1992, he went on to represent Yonkers in the state legislature for two decades. As Mayor of Yonkers, he has a strong record on job creation and economic development. He has led the way on Yonkers’ revitalization and transformation of the Yonkers waterfront to attract new businesses, tech companies, and the arts. As a result of his efforts, Yonkers is now the fastest growing city in the state outside of New York City, while also being ranked among the safest cities in America. I also congratulate the Hudson River Museum on another successful year. The museum is an invaluable Yonkers institution providing partnerships with local public schools, after school programming, and an outlet for intellectual exploration and curiosity. I am grateful for your contributions to our community and for always curating terrific works to bring to the museum for the enjoyment of all. Congratulations again, and best wishes for a successful event.

Warmly,

Shelley B. Mayer

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George Latimer County Executive

June 6, 2018 Dear Friends, It is my great pleasure to send greetings to everyone gathered together for the Hudson River Museum’s annual Gala. Tonight, we are celebrating the great work of the museum, as well as paying tribute to my friend, Mayor Mike Spano. Throughout his time leading the City of Yonkers, Mayor Spano has been a strong advocate for arts and science in the community. His administration has worked to enrich the culture of this great city, including through their support of and work with the Hudson River Museum. I am proud to join the chorus of voices congratulating the Mayor for this well-deserved honor. Best wishes to everyone for a successful Gala. Sincerely,

George Latimer Westchester County Executive

Office of the County Executive Michaelian Office Building 148 Martine Avenue White Plains, New York 10601

Email: ce@westchestergov.com Telephone: (914)995-2900

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A CELESTIAL GALA Mayor Mike Spano and HRM Director Masha Turchinsky at Yonkers Arts Weekend 2018 Press Conference.

Mayor Mike Spano and Councilwoman Shanae Williams with visitors taking part in the Museum’s annual Kite Festival, May 5, 2018.

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HUDSON RIVER MUSEUM 2018 HONOREE MAYOR MIKE SPANO

The Hudson River Museum is delighted to shine a spotlight on Yonkers’ Mayor Mike Spano, a great friend of the arts, education, and this institution. A lifelong resident of Yonkers, Mayor Spano knows that the arts imbue our community with life and contribute to its economic success in ways large and small. Since taking office in 2012, he has led Yonkers’ revitalization with groundbreaking new projects that are transforming the city’s waterfront, attracting new businesses, and creating new jobs, including in the arts. Each spring, thousands of visitors from near and far converge on the city to attend Yonkers Arts Weekend, an event founded by Mayor Spano and the City of Yonkers in 2014. By establishing the Carpet Mills Arts District in 2015, Mayor Spano helped to turn empty commercial buildings into spaces where creative people can live, work, and exhibit, accelerating Yonkers’ growth as an arts destination. His commitment to the arts and sciences is especially evident in Yonkers’ steadfast support of the Hudson River Museum. This support allows us to offer innovative exhibitions and award-winning STEM programs, partnerships with public schools, artists- and scientists-in-residence, and new initiatives that are a key resource for our diverse community. We are particularly proud of our Planetarium, the only public planetarium in Westchester County, which brings a state-of-the art facility that projects up to 20 million stars and opens new worlds up to visitors and schoolchildren—thanks to a renovation funded generously by Mayor Spano and the City of Yonkers. On the occasion of this, the Hudson River Museum’s Celestial Gala, we wish to thank Mayor Spano for keeping this museum a gateway to the arts and the stars for more than 70,000 visitors a year, including 25,000 students. He is that rare leader: a visionary who brings dreams to earth for the entire community.

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HUDSON RIVER MUSEUM 2017—2018

New ideas, new energy, new outreach. Those were the hallmarks of the Hudson River Museum’s first full year under the direction of Masha Turchinsky. EXHIBITIONS & PROGRAMS From October 7, 2017 through January 21, 2018, our exhibit, Walks with Artists: The Hudson Valley and Beyond, showed how artists from the 19th century through today depict nature and humankind’s role in it. We proudly showcased paintings from our permanent collection that were recently acquired or thoughtfully restored. But we didn’t stop there. We also offered an array of related programs, from a photography contest to provocative tours, lectures, and workshops led by curators, artists, scientists, a poet, and even a fiddler. No wonder the Museum won the 2017 Award for Excellence in Public Programming from the Greater Hudson Heritage Network! We introduced a new series, Object of the Month, at the beginning of the year, which presents original research and insights on a new object from our permanent collection each month; from works by 19th-century painter Winslow Homer to mid-20th century sculptor Louise Nevelson. On February 10, we proudly opened The Neo-Victorians: Contemporary Artists Revive Gilded-Age Glamour. This groundbreaking show celebrated 23 contemporary artists whose work is inspired by the aesthetics of the 19th century, with works of art that conceal pointed social commentary beneath seductive surface techniques. A wealth of related events, including a film screening of Effie Gray and interview with award-winning director Donald Rosenfeld, a lecture on the history of tea, and a new planetarium show, The Victorian’s Guide to the Galaxy, accompanied the exhibit, which was on view through May 13. We also hosted our first ever Steampunk Sunday, a rousing success with a day full of Victorian-themed activities, including tea duels; Bartitsu, the Victorian mixed martial art; and live music.

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01 Clarence Faison and Director Masha Turchinsky standing in front of Rigoberto Torres’ 1995 painted plaster of Clarence, as part of the exhibition, Figural Works from the Collection. 02 Artist and HRM Trustee Richard Haas admiring Gifford Beal’s Cold Spring Harbor, ca. 1915, during the opening of Walks with Artists: The Hudson Valley and Beyond. 03 Assistant Director of Education Saralinda Lichtblau (center) with Dolly and Birdie of Hudson Valley Steampunk, who facilitated Tea Duels during Steampunk Sunday on March 11, 2018. 04 Jennifer Angus’ site-specific installation, Dying of Curiosity, 2018, featuring 1,800 preserved insects arranged on the walls of Glenview’s Great Hall. 05 Featured artist and Teaching Artist-inResidence Ebony Bolt in front of Botanical Dreams in the Concrete Jungle during the opening of The Neo-Victorians: Contemporary Artists Revive Gilded-Age Glamour. 06 Visitors create mixed-media landscapes on Family Day, October 15, 2017. 07 Young artists hard at work painting wintry landscapes. 08 John Di Lello stands in front of Joseph DiGiorgio’s Untitled Landscape, from the New York State series, 1999. Oil on canvas. Gift of Helen Di Lello and John Di Lello, 2016. Collection of the Hudson River Museum. 09 Catherine Latson with Guest Curator Bartholomew F. Bland and Chair of the Curatorial Department Laura Vookles at the opening of The Neo-Victorians on February 8, 2018.

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01 Crowds converging on the Courtyard during the Great American Eclipse event on August 21, 2017. 02 Visitors admiring Women Army Corps (WAC) portraits, who were popular on Google Arts & Culture’s recent Face Match app. 03 Halloweekend visitors examining miniature Halloween decorations created by Darren Scala of D. Thomas Fine Art Miniatures for Nybelwyck Hall Dollhouse. 04 Our second HRM After Dark event on April 27, 2018. 05 In recognition of National Hispanic Heritage Month, Argentinian guitarist Carlos Pavan performed in the Galleries on Saturday, October 14, 2017. 06 Kicking off the Music Under the Dome series with a performance by Wess Meets West in the Planetarium on Saturday, March 31, 2018. 07 HRM Contemporary Council Members Katherine Han, Ecka Blaire Faulds, Alanna Morton, and Aimee DeCesare, and guest during our inaugural HRM After Dark event on January 19, 2018.

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SPECIAL EVENTS Nearly 1,200 people came to the HRM on August 21 to experience a once-in-alifetime phenomenon—the Great American Eclipse. Our visitors were able to come together as a community to watch a live-stream video of the total eclipse from Oregon with Planetarium Manager Marc Taylor, and take part in telescope viewings and other arts & sciences activities onsite at the Museum. To reach a new generation of culture-seekers from 21 to 39 years old, we initiated a new event series, HRM After Dark. The first two evenings in January and April featured a DJ and dance party, craft beer, cosmic travel in the Planetarium, and maverick gallery tours. It was presented by the HRM Contemporaries Council, a newly formed group of dedicated young professionals who champion diverse perspectives to enrich the collective experience at the HRM. We also introduced Music Under the Dome, a new series of music performances in the Planetarium; the premier show was electronic and post-rock instrumental music by Wess Meets West. The Museum also opened its doors to the community during the city’s Fifth Annual Yonkers Arts Weekend on May 5 & 6, offering free admission to our exhibitions and special events with Kite Festival and Victorian Maker Day.

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EDUCATION & SCHOOL PROGRAMS 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 the Riverama environmental teaching gallery; and learning about characteristics of the planets through our Planetarium shows and related activities. We also embarked on an ambitious and in-depth partnership with Yonkers Museum School 25. Through weekly sessions at the HRM and the school, we are teaching Pre-K through 2nd grade students about the Hudson River, shapes and patterns, the solar system, constellations, and the art on our walls. Guest artists, including Ebony Bolt, HRM’s spring 2018 Artist-in-Residence, are working closely with students and educators to create artworks for display at the school. The program also includes extensive professional development for the teachers, connecting them and their students to Museum professionals, artists, scientists, and historians to form a strong museum/school community. Central to the mission of the Museum is the dynamic award-winning Junior Docent Program, an after-school youth development program that serves students (grades 9–12) from high schools throughout Yonkers. The Program enhances students’ appreciation of art and culture, and gives them the academic and emotional support they need to succeed in and graduate from high school, attend college, and go on to find fulfilling careers. For the 23rd year straight, 100% of the Museum’s Junior Docents have been accepted to college. HRM Junior Docent Elijah Washington, a senior at Riverside High School in Yonkers, was awarded the Milly Kibrick Youth Service Award from the Westchester County Youth Board, which is given to those who actively demonstrate leadership in community service. Elijah, along with 17 graduating seniors in the Program, are heading off to college in the fall. It’s been an exciting year with thought-provoking exhibitions, dynamic programs, curious school children, and an ever-growing audience that comes to the HRM to learn something new and invest in our cultural community. Expect more excitement this summer with a trio of exhibitions that explore abstraction, and another great season in our outdoor Amphitheater, with top-quality music, dance, and theater—including Hamlet, performed by the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival— for free every weekend in July and August.

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01 Students from Port Chester Middle School during ConEd’s Stem Day Out on December 20, 2017. 02 Junior Docent Rosemary Biju leads a tour in the Hudson Riverama teaching gallery 03 Teaching Artist-in-Residence Ebony Bolt worked with students from Museum School 25 as part of a year-long partnership; here she is with Pre-K student Keysan. 04 Junior Docents on a college visit trip to Cornell University. 05 Planetarium Manager Marc Taylor. 06 Museum Educator Araya Henry with the incoming class of 29 freshman and sophomore Junior Docents from Yonkers Public High Schools—bringing the number of total students in the program to nearly 90!

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EXHIBITIONS

FORCE FIELD: DRAWINGS BY CHRISTINE HIEBERT June 1 – September 9, 2018

This Brooklyn-based artist, recognized for her abstract response to architectural settings and natural places, uses lines to create a sense of space and light, and to convey the unpredictable energy of nature. The exhibit features more than 12 works on paper including eight-foot, scroll-like pieces and related drawings. Christine Hiebert. Untitled (rd12.3) (detail), 2012. Ink, graphite, and charcoal on paper. Courtesy of Gallery Joe.

ELLEN KOZAK AND SCOTT D. MILLER: RIVERTHATFLOWSBOTHWAYS June 1 – September 9, 2018

Look at the Hudson River in a new and dynamic way with this four-channel video piece by Ellen Kozak and composer Scott D. Miller. Presented on three media screens, it offers thousands of Kozak’s photos of the river looped and set to a musical score drawn from American music history. “I use the surface of the river as a giant watery lens that assimilates reflection, color, and pattern,” says Kozak. Sponsored in part by Sound Associates, Inc. Ellen Kozak and Scott D. Miller. riverthatflowsbothways (detail), 2016. HDTV four-channel video installation. Courtesy of the artists.

DONALD JUDD: VARIATIONS ON A THEME June 1 – September 9, 2018

Donald Judd was a towering figure in the Minimalist art movement of the 1960s and 1970s, best known for his three-dimensional constructions. A series of 16 etchings from the Museum’s permanent collection incorporate precise geometric forms with slight variations. Donald Judd (American 1928–1994). Untitled, 1977–1978. Etching. Gift of Mr. A. Charles Miller, 1981 (81.2.1h). © 2018 Judd Foundation / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.

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COLLECTION SPOTLIGHT: TIFFANY GLASS June 1–September 9, 2018

The Museum draws upon its collection to present a selection of blown favrile glass by Tiffany Studios. Tiffany Studios (1902–1932). Compote (detail), 1921. Fravrile glass. Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Linville, 1995 (95.6.1).

HARRY WILKS: HUDSON RIVER BRIDGES July 6–October 14, 2018

Journey up the Hudson River through Harry Wilks’ photographs, from the George Washington Bridge to the Walkway over the Hudson in Poughkeepsie. Harry Wilks (American, b. 1942). George Washington Bridge (detail), 2008. Archival Inkjet Print. Collection of the Hudson River Museum (2017.10).

OBJECT OF THE MONTH Throughout 2018

In this year-long series, the Museum presents original research and insights into 12 objects from the permanent collection. Samuel Colman (American, 1832–1920). Moonlight in Venice, ca. 1885. Ink and wash on board. Gift of the Estate of H. Armour Smith, 1961 (61.13.55).

WONDROUS DEVICES: ASTRONOMICAL INSTRUMENTS AND TEACHING TOOLS OF THE VICTORIAN ERA Through December 30, 2018

A selection of instruments from Hastings Historical Society, Tesseract Early Scientific Instruments, Inc., and the Museum’s permanent collection that were used by astronomers and enthusiasts during the late 19th century. Mattison, Hiram, and Elijah H. Burritt. Atlas designed to illustrate Burritt’s Geography of the heavens (detail). [New York: Sheldon, 1856] Map. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/ item/77370907/.]

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MAYA LIN: A RIVER IS A DRAWING October 12, 2018 – January 20, 2019

As evident in her sculptures, installations, monuments, and architectural work, Maya Lin, winner of the 2016 Presidential National Medal of Freedom—the country’s highest civilian honor—has long been committed to the environment and to bringing the public’s attention to urgent issues about diminishing natural resources through her unique language of art and design. This ambitious and immersive exhibition will present new, site-specific works, all created along the theme of the Hudson River, exploring nature’s lasting power and revealing its fragility. In the Museum’s courtyard, Lin will use bamboo stalks to create a 3D drawing of the Hudson River basin. Inside, 35 feet of woven wire depicting a map of the Hudson Canyon seafloor will cascade through the building’s Atrium, and nearby, a flood of more than 50,000 recycled marbles will take the shape of the Hudson River basin, spreading throughout the floors, walls, and ceiling. The exhibition will also include an updated version of the room-size, multi-channel video installation of What Is Missing?, Lin’s ongoing interactive digital art project and environmental advocacy movement at whatismissing.net. Maya Lin states, “I see rivers as fluid moving drawings—delineated and drawn out. I have never explored the same river in varied mediums at one time the way I plan to at the Hudson River Museum. From the bamboo garden stakes, which will create a drawing you physically interact with, to an interior flood of marbles of the very same river, to a smaller mapping of the entire Hudson River watershed. Each one is a unique drawing, and each one offers a different way in which the body will interact with the form.” Lead sponsorship is provided by Louise and Leonard Riggio. Exhibition programs are supported by the WLS Spencer Foundation. Images: Maya Lin (American, born 1959). Courtesy of the artist. Photo by Jesse Frohman. Pin River - Hudson, 2013, Stainless steel pins, 84” x 60” x 1-1/2”. Courtesy Pace Gallery. Photo by Kerry Ryan McFate. Folding the Chesapeake, 2015, Glass marbles, adhesive, 26’-6” x 32’-7” x 22’-9, Smithsonian American Art Museum Permanent Collection. Courtesy Smithsonian American Art Museum. Photo by Ron Blunt.

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HRM SUMMER AMPHITHEATER JULY–– AUGUST 2018 FREE Amphitheater Performances @ 8PM FREE Museum Admission Fri & Sat @ 5–8PM (July 6–Sept 1) FREE Planetarium Shows @ 7PM FREE Parking

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Friday, July 6

AFRO-PERUVIAN ENSEMBLE

Saturday, July 7

HUDSON VALLEY SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL: HAMLET

Friday, July 13

TRADITIONAL IRISH MUSIC AND DANCE WITH KATIE LINNANE & FRIENDS

Saturday, July 14

FJK DANCE

Friday, July 20

SERATONES

Saturday, July 21

BENJAMIN LEVY: MAGIC & MIND READING Sponsored by

Friday, July 27

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Saturday, July 28

NY NEO-FUTURISTS: THE INFINITE WRENCH

Friday, August 3

SLAVIC SOUL PARTY!

Saturday, August 4

DYNAMIC ROCKERS Sponsored by Henry E. Niles Foundation

Friday, August 10

DENI BONET

Saturday, August 11

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Friday, August 17

THE JOEY BERKLEY BAND Sponsored by

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Ginsburg Development Companies applauds

Mayor Mike Spano for his incredible record of advancing economic development in the City of Yonkers‌

Mayor Spano presents proclamation to GDC Principal Martin Ginsburg at the Grand Opening of 1177 @Greystone.

‌and salutes the

Hudson River Museum for honoring him on this Stellar Evening.

Always with integrity

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CONGRATULATIONS MAYOR SPANO! THANK YOU FOR YOUR COMMITMENT TO THE CITY OF YONKERS!

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AVALONBAY COMMUNITIES, INC. IS PROUD TO SUPPORT

The Hudson River Museum and Congratulates Honoree Mayor Mike Spano

Avalon Yonkers

AvalonBay Communities, Inc.

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Strengthening Communities

WE PROUDLY SUPPORT THE

Hudson River Museum AND CONGRATULATE ITS 2018 HONOREE, MAYOR MIKE SPANO Everything Matters HUDSON RIVER MUSEUM

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THOMPSON & BENDER CO N GRAT U L AT ES

MAYOR MIKE SPANO — We are pleased to join in supporting The Hudson River Museum and its invaluable service to the Westchester community.

1192 PLEASANTVILLE ROAD BRIARCLIFF MANOR, NY | (914) 762-1900 THOMPSON-BENDER.COM From Left: Geoff Thompson, Partner; Elizabeth Bracken‑Thompson, Partner; Dean Bender, Partner

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CONGRATULATIONS MAYOR MIKE SPANO John and Barbara Eager are proud to support A Celestial Gala and the Hudson River Museum.

Merrill Lynch is proud to support The Hudson River Museum.

The RLN Group Merrill Lynch 360 Hamilton Avenue 2nd Floor White Plains, NY 10601 914.682.5610

Giving back to your community is important to you — and to us. That’s why we’re committed to helping you make a difference.

Merrill Lynch Wealth Management makes available products and services offered by Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated, a registered broker-dealer and Member SIPC, and other subsidiaries of Bank of America Corporation. Investment products:

Are Not FDIC Insured Are Not Bank Guaranteed May Lose Value

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THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES of the Hudson River Museum is pleased to honor

MAYOR MIKE SPANO for his commitment to the arts and sciences in our community.

Thomas A. D’Auria, Chair Jan P. Adelson Bonnie J. Bell-Curran Bruce Bernacchia Debra A. Blair Elizabeth Bracken-Thompson Mary Calvi Brian E. Cray Hope Davis Barbara Eager Ronnie Freedman Richard Greco, Jr. Stanley Grubel 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 Kathryn B. Welch

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CONGRATULATIONS TO MAYOR SPANO FROM YONKERS’ NEWEST LUXURY COMMUNITY.

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CONGRATULATIONS MAYOR MIKE SPANO FOR YOUR HONOR THIS EVENING

& The Pacchiana Family

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CONGRATULATIONS

MAYOR SPANO Thank you for your stellar stewardship of the City of Yonkers.

Sarah Lawrence College is a committed partner to cultural and educational institutions throughout Yonkers, and a proud friend of the Hudson River Museum—a true star in our community.

SARAHLAWRENCE.EDU | CRISTLE COLLINS JUDD, PRESIDENT

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CONGRATULATIONS MAYOR MIKE SPANO Jerry and Bonnie Curran are proud to support A Celestial Gala and the Hudson River Museum.

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In honor of

Jeff Roude -Lee Perlman & Linda Riefberg

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Premier real estate property management and brokerage company

HELLMAN ELECTRIC CORPORATION A Premier Full Service Electrical Contractor

Heavy Construction ▪ Interiors

H With offices in Scarsdale and Forest Hills, NY H Proudly serving the Tri-state area H Supporter of the Hudson River Museum Jay Mendel, President | 914.725.3600

HELLMAN ELECTRIC CORPORATION is one of the metropolitan region’s largest commercial, industrial and interior electrical contractors. For over 70 years, Hellman Electric has provided quality electrical installations for complex projects. The firm is recognized as leaders in the industry.

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855 Brush Avenue ▪ Bronx, NY 10465 Tel 718-931-9900 ▪ Fax 718-931-9930 [HEAVY CONSTRUCTION] ▪ Fax 718-931-8491 [INTERIORS]

www.hellmanelectric.com

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YOUR SOURCE FOR ALL VISUAL SERVICES

PROUD TO SUPPORT the Hudson River Museum

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Journal for "A Celestial Gala," a Gala Benefit for the Hudson River Museum at X2O, Yonkers on June 6, 2018. This event honored Yonkers Mayor...

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Journal for "A Celestial Gala," a Gala Benefit for the Hudson River Museum at X2O, Yonkers on June 6, 2018. This event honored Yonkers Mayor...

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