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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Fall 2019 Museum Hours

From August 27, 2019 through December 12, 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.    Admission is free.

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

Fall 2019 Public Programs

  • Wednesday, October 30, 2019, 6-8 pm. The Horror in the Museum, an evening of thrills and chills, as students, faculty and staff read their favorite scary stories. 
  • Wednesday, November 6, 2019, 6-8 pm:  First Nations Film Series presents RUMBLE:  the Indians who Rocked the World, an award-winning documentary that brings to light the profound and overlooked influence of Indigenous people on popular music in North America. Focusing on music icons like Link Wray, Jimi Hendrix, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Taboo (The Black Eyed Peas), Charley Patton, Mildred Bailey, Jesse Ed Davis, Robbie Robertson, and Randy Castillo, RUMBLE shows how these pioneering Native American musicians helped shape the soundtracks of our lives.
  • Wednesday, November 13, 2019, 6-7:30 pm:  First Nations Film Series presents Makwa Jiimaan:  Deep Water, Deep Roots, a film about the experience of 6 Teme-Augama Anishnabai youth who built a traditional birch bark canoe on their homeland N’Dakimenan in northeastern Ontario, a region featured in the Museum’s current exhibition, Silent Lakes & Flashing Rivers:  20th Century Fishing Cultures in Temagami, Ontario.
  • Tuesday, November 19, 2019, 6-7:30 pm:  First Nations Film Series presents A Good Day to Die:  Dennis Banks & the American Indian Movement, which recounts the life story of Dennis Banks, the Native American who co-founded the American Indian Movement (AIM) in 1968 to advocate and protect the rights of American Indians.

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

Student Museum Assistants, Fall 2019:

Noel Berthoty Bethany Blake Elizabeth Chong Sean Deignan
Katie Doliver Brittany Eighmie Sanaeja Gaines Jared Hebner
Taj James Sofia-Eleni Kerchoula Michelle Millet Thaison Nguyen
Angelagh Regan Amber Renwick Rachel Robidoux Annie Sullivan
Sasha Taranto Lauren Taylor Gabriel Valenzuela Nate Viera
Augustine Worden Yelyzaveta Yatsuk    

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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