From above, Earth appears as a water planet with more than 71 percent of its surface covered with this vital resource for life. Water impacts climate, agriculture, transportation, industry and more. Here in the Hudson River Valley, water has inspired a whole school of art, changed the face of a nation, and bound together hundreds of communities.
In partnership with the Museum Association of New York (MANY), the Hudson River Maritime Museum will host Water/Ways, a traveling exhibition from the Smithsonian’s Museum on Main Street (MoMS) program, from January 11 to February 23, 2020. The museum’s winter open hours will be extended to seven days a week during this exhibition, in order to give all Hudson Valley residents a chance to see it. The Hudson River Maritime Museum is the only location between Glens Falls and Long Island where this exhibition will be shown.
“We were so pleased to be one of only six museums in the state selected to host this amazing exhibit and we are excited to offer a number of public programs, including lectures, family programs, and community forums, for Hudson Valley residents to explore,” said Lisa Cline, Executive Director of the Hudson River Maritime Museum.
More information about these programs, including registration, is available at www.hrmm.org/waterways.
Water/Ways explores the endless motion of the water cycle, water’s effect on landscape, settlement and migration, and its impact on culture and spirituality. It looks at how political and economic planning have long been affected by access to water and control of water resources. Human creativity and resourcefulness provide new ways of protecting water resources and renewing respect for the natural environment.