Masha Turchinsky, Director, Hudson River Museum (United States)


Executive director responsible for all aspects of institutional vision, fundraising, representation, operations, programming, and capital project plans for the Hudson River Museum (HRM), the largest cultural organization in Westchester County, New York.

Accredited by the American Alliance of Museums (AAM), The Hudson River Museum is a multidisciplinary complex on the banks of the Hudson River that seeks to broaden the cultural horizons of all its visitors. Its collections feature nineteenth-century to contemporary American art, and include Glenview, an 1876 Gilded Age home designed by Charles W. Clinton, on the National Register of Historic Places. The Museum also features a state-of-the-art 120-seat Planetarium, Hudson Riverama, an environmental teaching gallery, and a 400-seat outdoor amphitheatre for the performing arts, overlooking the Palisades.

Member of the Association of Art Museum Directors (AAMD).

The Hudson River Museum presents a wide range of activities that interprets its collections, highlights its interests, and engages its communities of all ages. The program includes exhibitions, collection installations of 19th c. to contemporary American art, educational initiatives, performances, scholarly research, and preservation and conservation.

The HRM was the proud recipient of 2018 and 2017 Awards for Excellence from the Greater Hudson Heritage Network.

"Small Museum, Big Footprint"

Lightning talk part of the session "Becoming neighbors" on Tuesday 28 May

The focus of Masha talk will be on how small and midsize regional museums can take bold risks, address community needs, and become both leaders and partners in national and international conversations on such topics as social justice, educational equity, and climate action.