Hartwick’s Yager Museum Sets Summer Hours, More

Hartwick College’s Yager Museum of Art & Culture has opened for the summer season. The Museum will be open Tuesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. through August 12. The Yager will be closed on July 4 in observance of Independence Day.

The Museum’s popular exhibition, Andy Warhol:  Photographs in the Yager Museum Collection, is still on display, but closes June 24.

“We’re saying ‘Au revoir, Andy’ for now,” said Museum Coordinator Doug Kendall. “But the Museum will be exhibiting Warhol’s photos and screen prints in coming years – they fill an important niche in our collections.”

Several exhibitions will continue on display throughout the summer. Of Time and the River: 12,000 Years in the Upper Susquehanna Region, curated by Hartwick Professor of Anthropology Dr. David Anthony, features many Native American artifacts collected by the Museum’s founder, Willard Yager.

Arctic Re-Visions: Voyages to Greenland, 1869 & 2012, features stunning photographs by Michael Lapides of the New Bedford Whaling Museum, as well as historic images taken on artist William Bradford’s 1869 voyage to the world’s largest island.

Masterpieces of European and American Art: Hartwick College’s Art Treasure Room is a permanent exhibition of works ranging from the Italian Renaissance to 20th century pieces by Rockwell Kent and Childe Hassam.

Two student-curated exhibitions, Paleolithic Peoples: Old Digs, New Discoveries? and Sandell’s Ecuador: Through Objects and Images, will also be on view through August.

Also this summer, Hartwick College Admissions is temporarily relocating to the Yager while the campus is undergoing construction. Admissions staff and student workers will be on hand at the Museum from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday, and all campus tours will originate there. Tour walk-ins are welcome, but reservations are encouraged. For more information on campus tours, visit the Admissions webpage or call 607-431-4150.

The Yager is the Oneonta area’s only museum of art and culture. It is open Tuesday to Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. through August 12, after which it will be closed until the start of the College’s Fall Term. The Museum is closed Sundays, Mondays, 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 follow signs for Admissions.

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

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
E-mail:        lubelld@hartwick.edu
Phone:        607-431-4031

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