Yager Museum of Art & Culture


The Yager Museum of Art & Culture presents groundbreaking exhibits throughout the academic year, and is open to the public.

What’s more, the Museum functions as a hands-on learning environment for Hartwick students minoring in museum studies, one of the few opportunities of its kind for undergraduates.

Our Mission:
The Yager Museum of Art & Culture, a center for exploration of our artistic, archaeological, ethnographical, historical materials and culture heritage, serves as an experiential learning lab that engages students in the museum’s efforts in collecting, preserving, researching and interpreting collections according to the highest standards of professional practice.

Our Vision:
Through engaging exhibitions and programs that capture the imagination of students and the public, the Museum facilitates contemplation and discussion of objects and ideas from the past to spark creativity, insight, and inspiration about diverse cultures, including realities from the past and prospects for the future.

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Spring 2019 Museum Hours

Beginning February 5, 2019, the Yager Museum is open Tuesday – Saturday 11:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m when the College is in session.  The Museum offices are open Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.  The Museum will be closed to the public during the College’s Spring Recess, from March 23-April 1, 2019.  The offices will be open during this time.  Admission is free.

For more information, please call 607-431-4480 or email museum@hartwick.edu.

(Summer 2019 Hours to be announced)

Spring 2019 Public Programs

  • Wednesday, February 13, 5 p.m.:  Lecture/Discussion: Melanie Printup Hope, “Making Indigenous Activism More Creative” (Richard L. Haan Lecture Series)
  • Wednesday, February 20 & Friday, February 22: Winter School Break Crafternoons
  • Thursday, March 7: Exhibition Opening – “Earth Water Sky: Landscapes from the Yager Museum Collection”
  • Coming in April: Amberdawn LaFrance, Cultural Restoration Program Manager in the Department of the Environment of the St. Regis Mohawk (Richard L. Haan Lecture Series)(Date TBD).
  • Saturday, April 13, 12 Noon-3 p.m.: Afternoon at the Museum Family Day.
  • Wednesday, April 17: Spring School Break Crafternoon.

All of these programs are open to the public free of charge.


Doug Kendall, Ph.D., Museum Coordinator/Museum Studies Coordinator
Quentin P. Lewis, Ph.D., Collections and Program Manager
David W. Anthony, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus and Curator Emeritus of Anthropology

The Yager Museum of Art & Culture is a member of the Museum Association of New York, the Association of Academic Museums and Galleries, and the American Alliance of Museums.



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