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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Summer 2019 Museum Hours

From June 1, 2019 through July 31, 2019, the Yager Museum is open Wednesday – Saturday 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m when the College is in session.  The Museum offices are open Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.  The Museum will be closed to the public from May 17-May 31, 2019 and from August 1-August 27, 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 Public Programs

  • Wednesdays, June 26-July 31, 12-3 p.m.:  Summer Crafternoons:  This summer, the Yager Museum of Art and Culture will again be hosting a series of “Crafternoons.” Children and Parents are encouraged to come to the Museum and draw, color, glue and glitter their way to creativity. Beginning June 26th and continuing through July 31st, we will set up our craft table every Wednesday afternoon from 12-3, filled with all the supplies you need to make something brilliant and beautiful! 

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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