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Docent Tour of LOVE! Saturday, May 23rd,2 – 3 pm

Join our newest docent, Lisa Merksamer, for a deep delve through the LOVE Show!

Sam Jinks, Untitled (Babies & Frogs),2015

HVCCA members get FREE admission to the tour!

Members also get free admission to the museum for a year. Also, members get FREE admission to 7 other great local museums for a year! These include the Aldrich, Bruce Museum, Hudson River Museum, Katonah Museum of Art, Neuberger Museum of Art, and Wave Hill. Members can help keep art accessible to the public in Westchester. Please become a member today. Thank you.

Membership levels: $25 individual/artist, $40 dual, $60 family, and $100 patron. Please support the museum at the highest level you can afford.

PEEKSKILL OPEN STUDIOS - Sat & Sun, June 6 & 7, 2015 


HVCCA is proud to be part of Peekskill Open Studios 2015! We throw open our doors with FREE admission for all from 12 noon – 6 pm, both Saturday and Sunday, June 6th & 7th.

For Maps, Tours, and Transportation, go to the GAZEBO, at Central & North Division Streets in downtown Peekskill.

Transportation!  The GoPeekskill 11 passenger van will stop at Peekskill train station, the Gazebo at Central & N. Division St., the Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art – 1701 Main Street, and the Hat Factory – 1000 N. Division St.

This exciting annual arts event is brought to you by the Peekskill Arts Alliance. Find updates on our Open Studios tab at coming very soon.

Celebrate art all day and enjoy a 10% discount at selected restaurants.  Check out our music & dinning in the bustling cafes and restaurants downtown.

This annual, “Open Studios 2015” is being presented by the Peekskill Arts Alliance with generous support from the Artswestchester, NYSCA, the Peekskill Business Improvement District, City of Peekskill, and the Hudson Valley Gateway Chamber of Commerce.

Arts Alive Project Grants are made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program (DEC), a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the NYS Legislature and administered by ArtsWestchester.

Sunday, July 26 from 3 – 5 pm

Sinful Sunday xxx

On Sinful Sunday, help us bid a Bacchanalian

farewell to the LUST art exhibition!

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The event will feature open sessions of LIVE figure drawing of a nude model in the center of the Lust show. A roving drawing instructor will help guide anyone who feels moved to rub pencil on paper. We will lavish you with sketching materials.

Plus, dive into a wine coupling session with Dylan’s Wine Cellar master, Steve Zwick. Grapes of gluttony will be exquisitely paired with luscious bites for your pleasure.

The 7 Deadly Sins: Lust exhibition is part of a groundbreaking series presented by the Fairfield Westchester Museum Alliance. The exhibition opened at the HVCCA on April 19, 2015 to great acclaim! The show closes on July 26th and we offer Sinful Sunday xxx as a celebration of all things Lust.

Artists include: Amy Bennett, Gilles Berquet, Ashley Bickerton, Larry Clark, George Condo, Beatrice Cussol, Tony Matelli, Bruce Nauman, Catherine Opie, Cindy Sherman, Betty Tompkins, Emily Wardill, and Entang Wiharso.

Read about the show in the NY Times here!

HVCCA members: $15, Non-members: $20

Image above: (from Love exhibition, also on view) Robert Mapplethorpe, Ken Moody, 1984, Polaroid, 23  x 19 inches.



Peekskill Project 6! Opening weekend September 26th & 27th, 2015

Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art

awarded $47,500 by New York State Council on the Arts

to fund Peekskill Project VI!

The Golden Mean

Carole A. Feuerman, The Golden Mean, from Peekskill Project V, 2012, installed at the Peekskill Riverfront

Peekskill Project, launched in 2004, has grown in scope, quality, and visibility, with active support from businesses, restaurants, city employees, and artists. In each of the five iterations of Peekskill Project, over 100 international artists have participated and created original artworks. Attendance is robust with over 5,000 visitors at the opening weekend and, over the duration of the show, more than 30,000 visitors from the national and international community.

A dramatic revitalization is taking place in Peekskill as artists continue to move in and many fine restaurants open up in the downtown area. Indeed, Peekskill has become one of the premier visual art, music, and dining destinations in Westchester County. Recently, the waterfront has been completely rebuilt into a beautiful park with installations of major public artworks. Peekskill now arguably boasts the most significant art park on the Hudson.

Peekskill Project VI opens this September, and runs through the end of 2015. The festival will feature more than eighty artists, both established and emerging, from countries all over the globe. Their original sculptures, paintings, videos, and performances will be highlighted throughout Peekskill outdoors in public spaces, and indoors at downtown businesses.

Over the course of the project, many lively events will be held, including family education programs, performances, and lectures, all related to the material in the exhibits.

Peekskill Project VI is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.


“HVCCA is the most dynamic contemporary art site in Westchester… Maybe one day, these regional, more experimental art places might supercede art-stately New York City.” —Ben Genocchio, NY Times