Thursday, October 8, 2020

Wave Hill Events: Virtual and Onsite!


This October is all about autumn and art at Wave Hill, in the gardens, at the Family Art Project—back onsite outdoors—fall exhibitions and virtual talks with our current artists!

Plan your visit to the gardens--you can reserve your ticket here--advance registration is required.

The first of our Fall 2020 exhibitions have been installed and we are thrilled to be reopening Glyndor Gallery to the public. Visit for most up-to-date hours and visitor policies so you can see these works in person.

Thursday, October 8, 2-3PM
New York Community Trust Van Lier Fellow Tiffany Jaeyeon Shin will be in conversation with Dr. Vanessa Agard-Jones, moderated by Curator of Visual Arts Eileen Jeng Lynch. Topics include queer ecologies, fugitivity, toxicity, and decoloniality. The conversation will be pre-recorded and screened with a live Q &A on Facebook and can be viewed on this page.

This program is in conjunction with Tiffany Jaeyeon Shin’s Sunroom Project Space exhibition M for Membrane, which explores the membrane, mystery, and magic of microbial forms, fungi, and indigenous mold. In this indoor and outdoor multimedia installation, the fermenter—the artist—facilitates a community of indigenous leaf mold created from decomposed leaves, embodying the role of the witch, the scientist, and the alchemist, and from it, looks for possibilities of animacy and deep time. 

Saturday and Sunday, October 17 and 18, 10AM-1PM
What structures of support does a plant need to grow? How do animals survive and thrive in the homes they build? Learn from insects, animals, and even plants, about how nature is nurtured by the habitat it lives in. Use natural materials to build structures of support, creating small shelters that nurture a sense of home.

See our new guidelines and join us on the Conifer Slope!

Thursday, October 22, 2-3PM
Sunroom Project Space artist Gracelee Lawrence will be in conversation with Curator of Visual Arts Eileen Jeng Lynch about Lawrence’s exhibition The Other Escapes, the Ones You Can Open in Yourself on the lawn behind Glyndor Gallery. Lawrence’s sculptural fountain explores the relationship between the body, propagated plants and technology—connections between humans and the natural world—as well as the sociopolitical histories of gardens.

On top of a pedestal is a yellow-green biocyborg comprising a human-like body lying over its knees, a single dangling arm, its head a flowering angel’s trumpet (Brugmansia) drooping toward a basin of water, and a tail that resembles the plant’s stem.

This program will be streamed live on Facebook and on this page.

Saturday and Sunday, October 24 and 25, 10AM-1PM
When trees, leaves and other parts of nature decay, they transform into material that is returned to the earth to become a food source for decomposers. Learn the process of decomposing using microscopes and deep observation, then catalogue these observations, and how they make you feel, in your own hand-bound book made of envelopes. Fill these envelopes with pressed decaying leaves and flowers along with letters you write and allow to decay.

See our new guidelines and join us on the Conifer Slope!

A 28-acre public garden and cultural center overlooking the Hudson River  and Palisades, Wave Hill’s mission is to celebrate the artistry and legacy of its gardens and landscape, to preserve its magnificent views, and to explore human connections to the natural world through programs in horticulture, education and the arts.

HOURS: Special restricted hours as New York City recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic: 10AM–5:30PM, Wednesdays–Sunday.

Information at 718.549.3200. On the web at

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