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 2018 Museum Hours

From June 1 through July 31, the Yager Museum is open Wednesday – Saturday 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.  The Museum offices are open Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.  The Museum and offices will be closed on July 4 in observance of Independence Day.  Admission is free.

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

Summer Crafternoons

This summer, the Yager Museum of Art and Culture will 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 28th and continuing through July 26, we will set up our craft table every Thursday Afternoon from 12-3, filled with all the supplies you need to make something brilliant and beautiful! We will also have some snacks available in our classroom to power your creativity. Come down and join us every Thursday from June 28 through July 26.  Each week the Museum has chosen a theme and will have some supplies specific to it, but feel free to make any kind of art you like!  Museum admission and programs are free.

Program Themes: 

June 28th – Flags 
July 5th – Artifacts 
July 12th – People
July 19th – Travel 
July 26th – Friends


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

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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