Self in the City: Highlights from the Collections of the Hudson River Museum and Art Bridges

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Self in the City focuses on finding our place in the urban environment and what the city and its many communities represent for the individual. This exhibition presents a selection of ten works from the Museum’s collection and two paintings on loan from Art Bridges. From William Hahn (1829–1887) and Archibald Motley (1891–1981) to Jacob Lawrence (1917–2000) and Susan Hall (b. 1943), artists from different eras and backgrounds present views of the city that resonate with us in numerous ways. Archibald Motley is represented by a lively and vibrant painting, Bronzevlle at Night, 1949, on loan from Art Bridges, along with the quietly mysterious and haunting The Walls, by Hughie Lee-Smith (American, 1915–1999). Other artists, represented from the Museum’s collection, include Junius Allen (1898–1962), Daniel Putnam Brinley (1879–1963), Paul Cadmus (1904–1999), and photographer Barbara Morgan (1900–1992).

The Hudsom River Museum is honored to continue a partnership with Art Bridges for a second year. Art Bridges is a foundation created by arts patron Alice Walton to facilitate the sharing of outstanding works of American art and support partner institutions in expanding and deepening their connection with audiences. Building on last year’s successful collaboration, these masterpieces of American Art provoke new ways of interpreting works within our own collection and create a unique context that inspires candid, thoughtful conversations.

Image: Archibald John Motley, Jr. (American, 1891–1981). Bronzeville at Night, 1949. Oil on canvas. On loan from Art Bridges.

Event Location and Ticket Information

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Hudson River Museum
511 Warburton Avenue
Yonkers, NY 10701
Handicap Accessible? Yes

Date: Saturday, September 21, 2019
Times: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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$4 - Adults
$5 - Youth (3-18)
Free - Senior, Students, Veterans
- Children under 3

Presenter: Hudson River Museum
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Support provided by Art Bridges.