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Antique Boat Museum logoClayton, NY (January 14, 2021) – In light of the uncertainties caused by surging cases of COVID19 over the past few months, the Antique Boat Museum will be limiting roster sizes for this winter’s inperson session of The Captain School. Instructed once again by Captain Michael Gerviss, class will take place 9am-5pm, Monday-Friday beginning February 22nd and will conclude with testing on Saturday, March 6th. Online registration is now open on “The Captain School @ ABM” page under the Education dropdown menu at abm.org. Strict COVID-19 protocols, including a temperature check, questionnaire, social distancing and face coverings will be required for all students and instructors.

Iroquois Indian MuseumGrants from the Endeavor Foundation and the Nicholas J. Juried Family Foundation will support operations and programming throughout closure

Howes Cave, NY -- The Iroquois Indian Museum has been awarded major grants from two foundations to support its programming and operations. The Endeavor Foundation awarded the Museum a grant in the amount of $50,000, and the Nicholas J. Juried Family Foundation awarded the Museum two grants totaling $40,000.

The $90,000 awards will fund general operating expenses and virtual programming so the Museum can continue its mission of challenging stereotypical perceptions of Native Americans and highlighting the artistic and cultural contributions of the Iroquois people.

Hudson Highlands Nature MuseumCornwall-on-Hudson, NY – After a very successful pilot program in the Fall, the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum’s new Homeschool Naturalist series for children ages 6-10 is offering a winter session. Located at the Nature Museum’s Wildlife Education Center (25 Boulevard, Cornwall-on-Hudson) this 9-week series, which begins Tuesday, January 5 and meets once a week from 9am-1pm provides children the opportunity to explore, play, and learn in the forest.

Hyde CollectionGlens Falls, N.Y. – The Hyde Collection in Glens Falls will temporarily pause public visits to its galleries, exhibits, and historic home beginning Monday, January 4, 2021. It will open its doors to the public again on Saturday, May 1, 2021, with a blockbuster exhibition, The Very Best of The Hyde.
The rising numbers of COVID-19 cases, predicted to continue this winter and early spring, led to the decision. “Our first and most pressing priority always is to protect our staff and visitors,” said Hyde Chief Executive Officer Norman E. Dascher, Jr.
The Hyde will undertake internal improvement and maintenance projects during the period and its offices will remain open, though with reduced hours and staff. Some employees will be furloughed, others will work on limited schedules. The Hyde continues to reduce its operating expenses in response to declines in revenue cause by COVID-related limitations on exhibitions, programs and visits since March.

Hudson River MuseumHRM Joins 13 Museums Across the Country in Emergency COVID-19 Grants

Yonkers, NY—Hudson River Museum is honored to announce an award of $200,000 in operating support from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the nation’s largest funder of the arts and humanities. This support of the HRM comes from Mellon’s Art Museum Futures Fund, a COVID-19 relief initiative created to help sustain art and cultural institutions with immediate funding as they adapt to unprecedented financial obstacles posed by the global pandemic. The goal of the fund is to recognize visionary leadership, distinctive collections, and commitment to community, as well as historically overlooked artists and histories.

Bethel Woods Center for the Arts logo 2020Partnership is for Building Capacity, Creating Sustainability, Growing Accessibility

Initiative will focus on Center's oral history collection

Bethel, NY (December 14, 2020) – The Museum at Bethel Woods, located at the site of the 1969 Woodstock festival, has been selected to participate in The Museum Association of New York’s (MANY) “Building Capacity, Creating Sustainability, Growing Accessibility,” an IMLS CARES Act grant project designed to help museums impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Museum at Bethel Woods is one of 98 museums from across New York State participating.

Film About a Father WhoLynne Sachs: Between Thought and Expression coincides with the Virtual Cinema release of her new feature “Film About a Father Who”
January 13–31, 2021

New York, New York — Mixing documentary and experimental modes of filmmaking, the Brooklyn-based filmmaker Lynne Sachs has produced a celebrated body of work that spans more than 30 years. In her earliest films, she experimented with classical avant-garde techniques to explore both the body and the material of film itself; in recent years, Sachs has incorporated live performance and observational documentary to address personal and historical experiences—all while looking at the world through a feminist lens. Museum of the Moving Image will present the 20-film retrospective Lynne Sachs: Between Thought and Expression from January 13 through 31, 2021. The career-ranging survey, all presented online, will include Sachs’s acclaimed new film Film About a Father Who, which opens in MoMI’s Virtual Cinema on January 15.

EKB pavilion project checkGrant from Matt & Kathryn Wilhelm Family Foundation (EKB Kitchens)

Cornwall-on-Hudson, N.Y. -- When the COVID-19 pandemic forced the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum to suspend educational programming in late March, the leadership and board looked to play to its strength of nature based outdoor learning and play to support its mission of creating future stakeholders of our shared community environment.

The first opportunity to do that came in July.  By scaling back the overall size and creating individual age group pods, the museum’s Director of Education Jenny Brinker successfully planned and ran a healthy (and infection free) eight week summer camp for children.  The response by their families was overwhelmingly positive with parents thankful their children could safely interact with other children after months of social isolation.

Radu Serban - 10 Church Mirroring in the Creek - oil on canvas - 46x34Presented by The Art Gallery at the Rockefeller Park Preserve

Pleasantville, N.Y. – Master artist Radu Serban revisits the historic river villages of the Hudson Valley, honored by the Art Gallery at the Rockefeller State Park Preserve. A holiday presentation of imaginative oil and pastel paintings memorializing the lifestyles of past and present generations.

Bordering the stance of the Hudson River are forested acres of the Preserve bequeathed by the Rockefeller Family, lush with diverse landscapes, Olmstead designed carriage paths and bridges, unique flowering gardens and waterways including the shimmering Swan Lake.

Sonnenberg - MANYPartnership with Museum Association of New York for Building Capacity, Creating Sustainability, Growing Accessibility

The Museum Association of New York (MANY) is thrilled to announce that 98 museums from across New York State have been selected to participate in “Building Capacity, Creating Sustainability, Growing Accessibility”, an IMLS CARES Act grant project designed to help museums impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic share their collections and reach audiences who cannot physically visit their museums. 200 staff will be trained to use new hardware and software to develop programs that will engage their communities and reach new audiences.