Hartwick’s Yager Museum Announces Return of Summer Crafternoons

June 28, 2022

Hartwick College’s Yager Museum of Art & Culture has announced the return of its popular series of Summer Crafternoons for children aged 5-12 starting July 6, from noon – 3 pm.

Summer Crafternoons are designed to allow children to explore their creativity in the setting of the Museum’s galleries. The Museum will set up craft tables filled with all the supplies needed for kids to make something brilliant and beautiful. Snacks will also be available in the Museum classroom to help power participants’ creativity. The programs are free to the public, no reservation is needed, and participants can drop in any time between noon and 3 p.m. An adult will be required to stay with children during the programs. In accordance with College policy, the Museum requires that all visitors to campus aged 12 years and over to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

Each week will feature a new theme and the Museum will have provide supplies specific to each theme. Budding artists may make any kind of art they choose, however. The weekly themes are:

  • July 6 – Flags
  • July 13 – Artifacts
  • July 20 – Places
  • July 27 – Masks

During June and July, the Museum is open Wednesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Museum and offices will be closed on July 4 in observance of Independence Day.

Additionally, the public is welcome to enjoy several feature exhibitions this summer, including:

  • Juxtapositions: Warhol and the Baroque, an exhibition that places Andy Warhol’s Polaroids and screen prints adjacent to prints and drawings of earlier centuries and asks viewers to consider their commonalities and contrasts.
  • “For the Moment Living Images:” Masks from Mexico and Beyond, which looks at the Museum’s collection of masks from southern Mexico in their historical and cultural contexts.
  • Discovering Our Place: Exploring Oneonta, New York, Through Art & History. This online exhibition focuses on visions of the land on which our community exists. The exhibit is found through the Yager Museum exhibitions webpage.
  • Street Stuff BUMP, a meditation on the meaning of roads and the obstacles they may present. The installation was created by Hartwick Professor Emerita Roberta Griffith.

The Yager is the Oneonta area’s only museum of art and culture. It is open Wednesday to Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. from June 1 through July 30, after which it will be closed until the start of the College’s Fall Term. The Museum is closed Sundays, Mondays, Tuesdays and College holidays. Admission is free and parking is available near the entrance on the first floor of Yager Hall. To reach the Museum, take West Street to Clinton Street and turn right onto Cayuga Drive. Follow Cayuga Drive to Yager Hall.

For more information on The Yager and these exhibitions, visit the museum’s website or Facebook page, call 607-431-4480, or e-mail Museum Coordinator Doug Kendall at kendalld@hartwick.edu.