About the Museum
The Hudson River Museum 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. Tour the permanent collection and dynamic exhibitions of American art that range from 19th-century Hudson River School paintings to contemporary art installations; and explore Gilded Age decorative arts in the period rooms of our historic home, Glenview, built in 1877, which is on the National Register of Historic Places.
The Museum’s permanent collection – from nineteenth-century Hudson River School paintings to contemporary American art – comprises more than 18,000 works, including paintings, sculptures, works on paper, photographs, decorative arts, costumes, textiles, graphic design and historical objects. The Museum features works by Hudson River School artists including Samuel Colman, Jasper F. Cropsey and Asher B. Durand, and such notable artists as Maya Lin, Red Grooms, Georgia O’Keeffe, Hiram Powers and Sylvia Sleigh. Recent acquisitions include contemporary works by Derrick Adams, Ebony Bolt, and Robert Zakanitch.
Excited by science and astronomy? Find out about the mysteries and discoveries of the cosmos in our state-of-the-art Planetarium—the only public planetarium in Westchester County. Learn all about the Hudson River in Hudson Riverama, a hands-on, environmental teaching gallery that explores the history and ecosystem of this majestic river.
Each and every week, you can visit the HRM and learn and do something new and unexpected. Experience the galleries with a curator or an artist, or make your own art in an artist-led workshop. Come see a dance or music performance in our galleries or in our 400-seat Amphitheater, participate in a lecture and discussion or learn about what’s happening in the night sky on the very day you visit. Check out our calendar and plan a visit that’s right for you.