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Saturdays March 14th & 21st

Docent Tour Saturdays, 2 – 3 pm

Free for HVCCA Members

$5 for non-members

Join our special museum docent, Suzanne Ryan, for an exceptionally

elucidative tour through the LOVE Show Saturday, March 14th!

On Saturday, March 21st, docent Marc Zeitschik will delve into deep

discussion on the LOVE show works with your participation!

PLEASE JOIN AS A MEMBER and take advantage of this opportunity!

Please call the museum at (914) 788-0100, or join on the “Membership” part of this website!

Thank you for your needed support!

Membership at HVCCA is only $25 for an individual. HVCCA members get FREE admission to the museum for a year, plus FREE admission to 7 other great nearby museums for a year!

These include the Aldrich, Bruce Museum, Hudson River Museum, Katonah Museum of Art, Neuberger Museum of Art, and Wave Hill.

Membership is a very important way to support the programs and shows at the HVCCA. It’s members like you that keep art accessible to the public in Northern Westchester. Please consider joining at the highest level you can. Thank you.

(Membership levels: $40 for dual, $60 for family, and PATRON is $100)


Six Wednesdays in April & May, 2015, 6 – 7:30 PM

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HVCCA presents a new Lecture Series!

Theological Explorations of Love & Lust:

An interaction with current HVCCA exhibitions

Wednesday April 1st

Dr. Livia Straus

Introduction to the LOVE exhibition and selected theological readings that relate to the 7 Virtues and the 7 Sins

Dr. Livia Selmanowitz Straus is Emeritus Professor of Education and Jewish Religious Thought at The Academy for Jewish Religion and was Adjunct Associate Professor of Theology at Fordham University. From 1994-1997, Dr. Straus was Adjunct Professor of Education at Hebrew Union College. She earned her Doctorate at New York University in Judaic Studies with a concentration in Medieval Jewish History. She has participated in various inter-religious dialogues, including the Valparaiso Project. Dr. Straus has lectured widely on art and spirituality. Dr. Straus is also a co-founder of the HVCCA, its current Director, and the curator of the LOVE and LUST exhibits.

Wednesday April 8th

Deanne Mincer

Love as the pathway to Enlightenment in Yoga and other mystical traditions, with selected readings

For over twenty five years Deanne Mincer has studied and taught the classic yoga texts as well as other spiritual belief systems. Her work is informed by mystical revelations and by her dedication to demonstrating the power of love to transform one’s life.

She is the author of The 52: Discovering the True You in 52 Simple Lessons - inspired by “A Course in Miracles”, Classic Yoga Texts, and the Mystical Poetry of Rumi. She has recorded, “Divine Love: A Unique Yoga Nidra Experience, ” in collaboration with Sacred Acoustics. This groundbreaking recording brings together for the first time, the powerful meditative guidance of Yoga Nidra (sleeping meditation) with the consciousness altering sounds and tones of Sacred Acoustics.

(Wednesday April 15th NO SESSION) 

Wednesday April 22nd

Jeffrey Gibson

Love and Lust, Sin and Virtue as conceptualized in Native American Culture

Jeffrey Gibson is a visual artist whose work is drawn deeply from his heritage as a Choctaw-Cherokee Native American. Gibson earned a BFA from the Art Institute of Chicago in 1995, and an MFA from the Royal College of Art, London in 1998. His artworks are in the permanent collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian; and the Denver Art Museum. Gibson has recently joined the faculty in the Studio Arts Program at Bard College and is a 2012 TED Foundation Fellow.

Wednesday, April 29th

Rabbi Brent Spodek

‘Love’ and ‘Lust’ in Jewish tradition with selections of readings from the Jewish Testament as well as contemporary writings

Before coming to Beacon Hebrew Alliance, Brent Spodek served as the Rabbi in Residence at American Jewish World Service and the Marshall T. Meyer Fellow at Congregation B’nai Jeshurun in New York. He has been recognized by the Jewish Forward as “one of the most inspiring rabbis in America”, and by Newsweek/The Daily Beast as “a rabbi to watch.” Brent holds rabbinic ordination and a masters in philosophy from the Jewish Theological Seminary, where he was the first recipient of the Neubauer Fellowship. Prior to entering the rabbinate, he attended Wesleyan University and worked as a daily journalist in Durham, NC.

Wednesday, May 6th 

Prof. Shannon McAlister

Love in the Christian Tradition

Shannon M. McAlister is an Assistant Professor of Spirituality at Fordham University, holding an M.A. and Ph.D. in Theology from The Catholic University of America.  Dr. McAlister’s scholarly research retrieves a variety of female imagery for God from the writings of the prominent clerical theologians of the Medieval Latin West.  In her classroom teaching, Dr. McAlister dwells upon the connection between (a) contemporary spiritual concerns, and (b) the diverse history of Christian theology and of Christian understandings of the human person.

Wednesday, May 13th

Hussein Rashid

Love and Lust in Islam

Hussein Rashid, PhD, is founder of islamicate, L3C, a consultancy focusing on religious literacy and cultural competency. He is a contingent faculty member most often associated with Hofstra University. Dr. Rashid is a term member on the Council of Foreign Relations, a fellow at the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding, The Ariane de Rothschild Fellowship in Social Entrepreneurship, the American Muslim Civic Leadership Institute, and the Truman National Security Project. He is on the advisory boards of Deily, Everplans, Project Interfaith, Anikaya Dance Theater, and Al-Rawiya, and has served on the advisory board of the British Council’s Our Shared Future Program.

General: $125 all 6 sessions, $25 individual sessions

Members: $100 all 6 sessions, $20 individual sessions

Students with valid ID: $90 all 6 sessions, $15 individual sessions

For more information: [email protected]ARTSEE

Peekskill Project VI! Slated to open September 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