Museums and Art Galleries May Contribute to a Longer Life!
We’ve always thought that visiting museums and art galleries could provide untold benefits, but now there’s scientific evidence to back that up! In 2019, Daisy Fancourt, associate professor of psychobiology and epidemiology, and Andrew Steptoe, professor of psychology and epidemiology published a study with a remarkable discovery – frequent visits to museums and galleries are statistically correlated with greater longevity. Fancourt said that engaging with wider culture can act as a stress relief mechanism which is why it may be beneficial for longevity.
Yonkers Public Library is proud to be a contributing public institution to the many benefits museums and art galleries provide. We provide YPL patrons free admission to participating museums and the Riverfront Art Gallery.
Enjoy access to these exhibits featuring cultural and dynamic spaces—all for free! See our list below for featured museums and art exhibits.
Hudson River Museum
The Hudson River Museum exhibits Women to the Fore from September 18, 2020 – January 3, 2021. This exhibition—drawn from the Museum’s permanent collection as well as loans from regional artists, galleries, and collectors—focuses on the rich diversity and range of expression in a group of artists working in paintings and drawings, prints and photographs, collage and sculpture. Reserve the Hudson River Museum pass here.
Riverfront Art Gallery
The Riverfront Art Gallery exhibits From Ramle to New York: Fares Rizk until November 30, 2020. This exhibition features a collection of vibrant and dynamic paintings depicting the life and times of Palestinian American artist Fares Rizk, who is also the highly celebrated drag queen, Sultana. Fares’ works capture the spiritual, poetic, and quiet moments in time and leave you wanting to know more of the story.
Artist Talk with Fares Rizk
Celebrated painter and drag queen Sultana will be discussing his artistic work and life’s exciting trajectory on Saturday, November 14, 2020, at 2 PM. Admission is free. All guests are required to wear a mask and maintain social distancing. Join us in person at the Riverfront Art Gallery: 1 Larkin Center, Yonkers, NY, 4th Floor of the Riverfront Library, or watch live from home on Facebook Live. Email email@example.com to make in-person reservations.
Following a six-month closure, the Jewish Museum is now open with new hours and free admission through December 31, 2020. The Jewish Museum collection is a unique mix of artworks and ceremonial objects. In Scenes from the Collection, selected works are presented in thematic “scenes,” weaving together centuries of art and Judaica. Each gallery suggests a different filter through which we may approach and understand art.
Liberty Science Center
The Liberty Science Center has generously extended a 10% discount to patrons of the Yonkers Public Library when they show their active library card at their box office.
2020 Museum Pass Program Update
How do I reserve a Museum Pass?
You can reserve a museum pass online with your library card and PIN.