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Encyclopedia > Hudson River Museum

The Hudson River Museum, located in Yonkers, New York, is the oldest and largest museum in Westchester County. The Yonkers Museum, founded in 1919 at City Hall, became the Hudson River Museum in 1948. The museum displays works of art from the 19th and 20th centuries, and has an extensive collection of works from the Hudson River school. Yonkers, bordering the New York City borough of the Bronx and just 2 miles (3 km) north of Manhattan at the closest point of each, is the fourth largest city in the U.S. state of New York, with a population of 196,086 (according to the 2000 census). ... Westchester County is a suburban county with about 940,000 residents located in the U.S. state of New York. ... 1919 (MCMXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... In small towns, the town hall may also incorporate other functions, such as a post office. ... 1948 (MCMXLVIII) is a leap year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ... The Hudson River school was a 19th century American group of landscape painters whose approach was related to romanticism. ...


The museum is made up of several sections:

  • Glenview Mansion, a National Register site built in 1877, was the home of one John Bond Trevor. It contains six period rooms displaying furniture and decor from that era.
  • The Andrus Planetarium is the only public planetarium in Westchester County. It features a a Zeiss M1015 Star Machine.
  • The Hudson Riverama is an interactive environmental exhibition, featuring flora and fauna from throughout the length of the Hudson River.

The museum's gift shop, the only permanent installation by Pop artist Red Grooms in an art museum, was comissioned in 1977 and opened in 1979. The National Register of Historic Places is the USAs official list of districts, sites, buildings, structures, and objects worthy of preservation. ... 1877 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... Carl Zeiss The Carl Zeiss AG is a German manufacturer of optical systems, industrial measurements and medical devices, located in Oberkochen with important subsidiaries in Aalen and Jena. ... In Botany a Flora (or Floræ) is a collective term for plant life and can also refer to a descriptive catalogue of the plants of any geographical area, geological period, etc. ... Fauna is a collective term for animal life. ... View of the Hudson in the 1880s showing Jersey City The Hudson River, called Muh-he-kun-ne-tuk in Mahican, is a river running mainly through New York State but partly forming the boundary between the states of New York and New Jersey. ... A gift shop is a store primarily selling souvenirs relating to a particular topic, often to simply provide evidence that the consumer has visited that location. ... Still Life With Picasso, created by Roy Lichtenstein in 1973 Pop art was an artistic movement that emerged in the late 1950s in England and the United States. ... Red Grooms (born Charles Rogers Grooms on June 7, 1937) is an American multimedia artist best known for his colorful pop-art constructions depicting frenetic scenes of modern urban life. ... For the album by Ash, see 1977 (album). ... This page refers to the year 1979. ...


Over 100,000 people visit the museum each year, including 22,000 schoolchildren.


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The Hudson River serves as a political boundary between the states of New Jersey and New York, and further north between counties Manhattan and The Bronx in New York.
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