Yager Museum of Art & Culture


Fall 2020 Yager Museum Update

Hartwick College has welcomed most of our new and returning students to campus, while others will be attending classes remotely.  While the campus community is back, the Hartwick College campus is currently closed to the public, due to the continuing challenge posed by the COVID-19 pandemic.  Unfortunately, this means that the Museum continues to be closed and in-person public programs are cancelled until further notice.

The Museum will be open to members of the Hartwick community Thursday, Friday and Saturday, from 12 Noon to 4 pm, beginning Thursday, September 3.  We will also be open to Hartwick community members by appointment at other times. 

We will continue to share the Museum’s exhibits and collections virtually via social media and this webpage.  Our annual storytelling event, The Horror in the Museum, and An Artist Conversation with Luke Swinson were streamed on Facebook Live and remain available on our Facebook page.  We’ll be announcing additional virtual programming soon.

In our new series, The Yager Through Your Eyes, Hartwick students, faculty and staff take you behind the scenes to discover their favorite objects from the Museum collections.  These videos will be featured on our Facebook page or you can access them on the Museum’s YouTube page.

We miss you and look forward to welcoming you back to the Yager as soon as we are able.  Please follow the link below to stay up-to-date on the College’s status.  Please follow the Museum’s Facebook page (@yagermuseum) to enjoy highlights and stories from the Yager’s collections!

Reopening Our Campus Updates

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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Fall 2020 Museum Hours

Beginning September 3, 2020, the Yager Museum will be open to the Hartwick College community (students, faculty and staff) only.

Thursday – Saturday 12:00 Noon – 4:00 p.m, or when Hartwick College is in session.  The Museum offices are staffed Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.    

Virtual programs will be continuing and will be announced on this page and on the Museum’s Facebook page (@yagermuseum).

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

Fall 2020 Public Programs

Tuesday, October 20, 2020, 8 – 9 p.m. Artist Conversation with Luke Swinson.
Join us for a livestreamed conversation with artist Luke Swinson, whose work is featured in the Museum’s exhibit dadibaajimo: Two Mississauga Artists Share Stories. This event remains available for viewing on our Facebook page (facebook.com/yagermuseum).

Thursday, October 29, 6 – 8 p.m. The Horror in the Museum, a storytelling event
Join us for The Yager’s annual Halloween storytelling event, “The Horror in the Museum,” this year live-streamed on Facebook Live.  Readings & performances by Hartwick faculty, staff, & students of classic & current tales of haunting prose & poetry are guaranteed to virtually thrill and chill. This event remains available for viewing on our Facebook page (facebook.com/yagermuseum).

All virtual events are free and open to the public.


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
Katie Doliver ’23, Audrey Flour ’22
, Museum Interns

Student Museum Assistants, Fall 2020:

Kayleigh Brady ’24
Jadyn Carroll ’22
Elizabeth Chong ’22
Katie Doliver ’23
Taj James ’22

Michelle Millett ’22
Annie Sullivan ’22
Sasha Taranto ‘ 23
Gabriel Valenzuela ’23
Augustine Worden ’23

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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