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Saturdays March 7th, 14th, 21st, & 28th

Docent Tour Saturdays, 2 – 3 pmKeith Edmier, A Dozen Roses, 1998

For HVCCA Members only

Join our special museum docents for free guided tours through the LOVE Show!

We’re so happy to offer our members a chance to look and discuss together the newly opened show–for FREE!

Members FREE tours are:

March 7th , 14th, 21st, & 28th, 2 – 3 pm

The March 7th tour will be lead by HVCCA Director, Livia Straus!

Each tour will feature different works! So, come to all four tours!


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 right now.

Thank you!

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 in the Buddhist and Yoga Traditions

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) Yom HaSoah- Holocaust Memorial Day

Wednesday April 22nd

Love and Lust in Islam (Description TBA shortly)

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

The Seven Virtues and the Seven Sins in Christian Theology

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

Dr. Livia Straus

Closing session and open discussion

In the exploration of the various religious disciplines what links can we see to works in the exhibition? What role has art played in informing the varied religious disciplines; in being used as a device for teaching religiosity and spirituality?


Cost: $125 all 6 sessions, $25 individual sessions, Members take 10% off

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

RSVP: [email protected]


“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