With everything under the sun cancelled or postponed and people leery of crowds – thanks, COVID-19 – we wanted you to know that Hudson Valley MOCA is open for business, saying in effect “We’ve got your back.”
The Peekskill-based museum of contemporary art, begun by Marc and Livia Straus, is going ahead as planned with “Art Faculty of the Hudson Valley,” featuring 13 artists who teach at seven schools in the Hudson Valley. They are Nancy Bowen (Purchase College), Bryan Czibesz (State University of New York at New Paltz), Donise English (Marist College), Aaron Krach (Purchase College), Nicole Maloof (Sarah Lawrence College), Itty S. Neuhaus (SUNY New Paltz), John O’Connor (Sarah Lawrence), Rachel Owens (Purchase), Janine Polak (Purchase), Gina Ruggeri (Vassar College), Christina Tenaglia (Vassar), Josette Urso (Westchester Community College – White Plains) and Randy Williams (Manhattanville College).
The show, which runs through April 30, joins “How We Live: Selections From the Marc and Livia Straus Collection” (through Dec. 6), which, according to the HVMOCA website “uses sculpture and video to explore the creativity and production of humanity across a multitude of geographies, cultures and times.”
Best of all, HVMOCA is armed with hand sanitizer, liquid soap dispensers, disinfectant and, most important, knowledge from theCenters from Disease Control and Prevention cdc.gov/COVID19 to keep you safe.
Hudson Valley MOCA is at 1701 Main St. For more, call 914-788-0100 or visit hudsonvalleymoca.org.
– Georgette Gouveia