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Yager Museum to Host “Horror in the Museum”

October 21, 2016

The Hartwick College Yager Museum of Art & Culture and the College’s chapter of English Honor Society Sigma Tau Delta will sponsor “The Horror in the Museum,” a Halloween-themed evening of storytelling, music, and other surprises on Wednesday, October 26 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the museum. The event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. The suggested ages for attendance, due to the nature of some story material, is 10 and up.

College faculty, staff, administration, and students will be the featured attraction of the evening, reading from select Halloween-related stories. Holiday-specific items from the museum’s collection will also be on display during the event.

“The Yager is excited to host this unique event on campus,” said Museum Coordinator Doug Kendall. “It will add a new element to the celebration of Halloween at the College and in Oneonta.”

A wide range of faculty and administrators will be reading stories, including Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Michael Tannenbaum; Dean of Academic Affairs Kellie Bean; Professor of Music Diane Paige; Director of Athletics Kim Fierke; Associate Professor of Art & Art History Douglas Zullo; Associate Professor of English Lisa Darien; and Professor of Biology Stan Sessions.

Executive Director of Information Technology Services Bruce Campbell will both read and perform musical selections.

“It should be an evening of frights and delights,” said Yager Museum Business and Program Manager Anne Salluzzo.

The museum recently opened a new exhibition, Of Time and the River: 12,000 Years in the Upper Susquehanna Region, celebrating the lengthy history of life in the Upper Susquehanna River region.

In addition to Of Time and the River, the Yager also refreshed the ongoing exhibition Andy Warhol: Photographs in the Yager Museum Collection, adding images of celebrities as well as lesser-known clients and friends of the Pop Art icon, all exhibited for the first time in Oneonta.  Also continuing on view are Rapture and Havoc: Kurtz, Malanga, and Warhol at Hartwick College, Paleolithic Peoples: Old Digs, New Discoveries?, and the permanent exhibition Masterpieces of European and American Art: The Hartwick College Art Treasure Room.

Exhibitions at the Yager Museum are open throughout the 2016-2017 Hartwick College academic year. The Museum is open Tuesday to Saturday, noon to 4:30 p.m. when the College is in session. The Museum is closed Sundays, Mondays, College holidays, and when the College is not in session.

For more information on the Yager Museum and its events, visit the museum’s website, Facebook page, call 607-431-4480, or e-mail Kendall at