Hudson Valley MOCA is the hub of Peekskill’s growing arts scene. Founded in 2014 as a community art space, the non-profit recently reopened with a new name and a reenergized commitment to serving as the region’s leading center for emerging contemporary art.
The museum features the work of internationally-renown artists that you’re just likely to find at Dia:Beacon or MASS MoCA. Its Fall 2018 refresh marked the first time that the extensive art collection of its founders, the Straus family, was featured.
The exhibitions range from existential to dystopian to feminist. Like any notable contemporary art museum, the work is visually striking and emotionally provoking. At the moment, there are limited exhibitions on display, but with 12,000 square feet of exhibition space and a recharged focus, that’s surely to change.
In addition to its exhibition programming, HVMOCA holds workshops, talks, screenings, and more. Many of its events occur amongst the artwork, including its annual Writing the Walls poets’ walk.
KNOW BEFORE YOU GO
Admission is $10 per adult and $5 per child over 8 years old. The museum is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.
For their current exhibitions click here. For upcoming events, click here.