HVCCA has a number of amazing educational programs, highlighted in a comprehensive video which can be seen by clicking HERE.


Students meet discuss The “I’m Tired” Project by Paula Akpan & Harriet Evans

Art for Families

ART FOR FAMILIES is a chance to experience HVCCA in way that is interactive and fun for all ages. Each event includes an art making activity with guest artists and/or museum educators inspired by the current exhibition.
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School Tours

ELEMENTARY, MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL TOURS HVCCA offers interactive and thought provoking tours for every age group. Students will have the opportunity to utilize their critical thinking skills, develop an understanding of the personal and cultural forces that shape artistic communication and how the arts have shaped the diverse cultures of past and present society. Tours and activities with guest artists can also be arranged.

PRESCHOOL TOURS & MINI-MESTERS Preschoolers will explore contemporary art with all of their senses as they participate in a “viewing and doing” tour of HVCCA’s current exhibition. Whilst we discuss colors, lines, shape and context, students will learn new vocabulary words, use critical thinking skills and create their own work of art inspired by the museum.
Contact: [email protected] to book a tour!
Click here for more info on our School Tours

Group Tours

For scouts, after school clubs, religious schools, spiritual groups, book clubs and seniors. Group tours can be arranged with a docent tour by one of our museum educators or on their own. Tours must be scheduled a minimum of two weeks in advance of the tour date.
Contact: [email protected] to book a tour!

Adult Education

HVCCA offers a number of educational opportunities for adults, such as lectures, video screenings, panel discussions and special events related to the exhibition. We welcome groups of all ages for guided tours that can be suited to focus on specific galleries, artists, permanent installations, or special exhibitions.

Take a detailed guided tour of HVCCA’s current exhibit with the staff! 

(2016 fall programs TBA)

Use HVCCA’s facility and draw inspiration from our current exhibition for your college retreat.
Contact: [email protected] for more information

Performing Arts


HVCCA has a long history of integrating the performing arts into their exhibitions. This summer Writing the Walls invites writers and poets to respond to works in the current art show at the HVCCA: WORD
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Live Art Fest

LIVE ART FEST is a one-day live art making event that takes place at HVCCA in between exhibits. With the museum’s empty space as their canvas, artists paint, sculpt, dance, weld, make music and create installations for the public to watch and participate in.
(Date for Live Art Fest 2017 TBA)
Click here to watch Live Art Fest 2016 Videos
Click here to watch Live Art Fest 2015 video

Community Projects

Building and enriching our community through the arts is an important part of our mission. Read more about successful community projects:

LEAP PROGRAM, an after-school partnership between HVCCA and the Peekskill Public School System, that was designed to introduce advanced 5th and 6th graders to international artists and literature. The students participated in in-depth discussions, creative writing, and leadership techniques that prepare them to lead tours through the museum’s exhibitions.

THE BANNER PROJECT brought together six to eight artists to mentor over 300 youth to create large-scale community engaged art installations.

PUBLIC TILE PROJECT called upon 2000 students to design tiles for a trail from the Peekskill Train Station to the HVCCA. The project was the brainchild of Dr. Livia Straus, and artists Jo-Ann Brody and Sarah Haviland.

Peekskill Artists Club

Peekskill Artists Club is for invited, emerging artists from the Hudson Valley region, who meet monthly for dialogue and critique to continue the growth built through discourse that characterized their time in art school.