Wednesday, September 26, 2018
Hartwick College’s Yager Museum of Art & Culture invites the public to help celebrate the launch of its latest exhibitions at a Fall Reception on Thursday, September 27 from 5 – 7 p.m. Admission to the reception is free and refreshments will be served.
The Museum’s newest exhibit, Sculptures in Silver: America’s Standing Liberty Quarters, 1916-1930, recalls a time when the United States Mint commissioned currency designs from the nation’s finest sculptors. The Standing Liberty quarter was designed by Hermon Atkins MacNeil (1866-1947), who also created Justice, the Guardian of Liberty, the East Façade sculpture at the United States Supreme Court building in Washington, D.C. The complete collection of MacNeil’s quarter in all of its variations was donated to the Yager Museum by Jeffrey Hendrickson ’91, “with appreciation for Hartwick College.”
Sculptures in Silver: America’s Standing Liberty Quarters, 1916-1930 joins two current exhibitions at the Yager Museum. Contested Identities: Images of Native Americans, 1880-1930, draws on compelling photographs from the Museum’s Falconer Collection to illustrate the struggles of Native Americans in retaining their cultural identity in the face of government efforts to assimilate them into general American culture.
Black Lives at Hartwick Then and Now is an exploration of the history of African Americans and African-American Life at Hartwick Seminary and Hartwick College from the 19th century to present. The exhibition features photos and documents from the College’s Paul F. Cooper Jr., Archives and artifacts from the Museum collections.
Other exhibitions continuing on view include:
The Museum is open Tuesday through Saturday, from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. when the College is in session. The Museum is closed Sundays, Mondays, and College holidays.
The Yager is the Oneonta area’s only museum of art and culture. 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. Parking is available adjacent to the Museum entrance.
Hartwick College is a private liberal arts and sciences college of 1,200 students, located in Oneonta, NY, in the northern foothills of the Catskill Mountains. Hartwick’s expansive curriculum emphasizes an experiential approach to the liberal arts. Through personalized teaching, collaborative research, a distinctive January Term, a wide range of internships, and vast study-abroad opportunities, Hartwick ensures that students are prepared for not just their first jobs, but for the world ahead. A Three-Year Bachelor’s Degree Program and strong financial aid and scholarship offerings keep a Hartwick education affordable.
Contact: David Lubell