Our Partnership

Hudson Valley MOCA

HVMOCA is open Thursdays and Saturdays, 11:00AM to 5:00PM.

For additional information and to schedule your private docent-led tour, contact: admin@hudsonvalleymoca.org

Current Exhibition:

Enlighten Peekskill: The Five Arches: Click to Learn More

The Members Lounge: Landscape Reimagined: Click to Learn More

How We Live: Part II reflecting on global artistic visions of need and empathy, political chaos and its repercussions.

This exhibition is an expansion of How we Live: Sculpture and Video from the Marc and Livia Straus Family Collection.

We opened our doors in March 2004 and have, for over 18 years, serviced the community of Peekskill, the Hudson Valley, and the greater arts community, nationally and internationally, launching over 80 art exhibitions, six major art festivals, and a myriad of education programs.

We hope that our members, friends and supporters continue to enjoy our online offerings:

- A virtual tour of How We Live, done in collaboration with Eazle

- A guided tour by Livia Straus of How We Live Part II, produced by Matt Mickelson (#mattfilm)

- Our Art and Education Hike through the Peekskill Waterfront Sculpture Trail and Beyond

- Writing the Walls, original poetry, short plays, music and movement inspired by works in Through the Eye of The Needle as well as select works from How We Live: Part II. Dates when the selected poems will be read and plays and music performances take place in HVMOCA’S BLACK BOX theatre, March 25/26; April 1/2; April 15/16: @ 3:00 PM. Writing the Walls is a 17-year collaboration between HVMOCA’s co-founder Livia Straus and Mara Mills,Director, Studio Theatre in Exile.

Our mission is to be a leading art center and resource for the Hudson Valley and beyond through the presentation of challenging exhibitions and programs that spark dialogue, enrich lives, and deepen our understanding of contemporary art.

Hudson Valley MOCA opened its doors to the public in March 2004, in Peekskill, New York, a multicultural Hudson River town struggling economically. The goal of HVMOCA was to use the language of art to help build cross-cultural dialogue and invigorate the community by helping to grow it as a Mecca for the arts. Since then, Peekskill has dramatically changed. In 2004 the crime rate in Peekskill was high, shops closed and only 35% of Peekskill students went on to college. Now businesses are bustling, crime is low and 85% of students go on to college, many to ivies and prestigious universities. There is a sense of open dialogue and reverence for diversity.