Yager Museum of Art & Culture


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

What’s more, the Museum functions as a hands-on learning environment where Hartwick students integrate academic knowledge with practical skills through Museum Studies courses to create exhibitions and programs for the public.

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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January 2020 Museum Hours

From January 2, 2020 through January 24, 2020, the Yager Museum is open Tuesday – Saturday 11:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m, during Hartwick College’s J-Term.  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.

January 2020 Public Programs

Wednesday, January 8, 6 – 7:30 p.m. Songs of Struggle, a concert by musician and activist John O’Connor.

O’Connor will perform traditional and modern protest music from the labor, anti-war, and civil rights struggles.  The concert complements the museum’s current exhibit, Art/Politics: Power, Persuasion, and Propaganda, which closes on January 24.  O’Connor has a long history of performing, teaching, and organizing within the overlapping realms of music and politics. A working musician since the 1970s, O’Connor has released five albums, including his most recent, 2017’s Rare Songs. All feature his unique combination of hummable melodies, sensitive and humanistic songwriting, and incisive political commentary.  The concert is 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 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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