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Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art

About Us

The Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art presents cutting edge art and brings the arts into the community through its exhibitions, educational and multi-disciplinary programs. The museum is the sponsoring six free public programs in the literary and performing arts asking the question, "What matters to you? though June 2017.

"What Matters?" is a social art project initiated by artist, Lana Yu, giving us a moment out of our busy lives to consider a larger view of life. When we share our thoughts we get to know ourselves –and connect with each other, breaking down barriers of perceived separateness in our diverse world.

What Matters has been going strong since 2012. It started as sidewalk writing with seventy teenagers at the Peekskill Youth Bureau. Since then it has extended well beyond reaching over 9,000 people from all walks of life throughout the greater New York area including Westchester County, the Hudson Valley, Peekskill, Yonkers and the Bronx. What Matters targets the general population including the "underserved", young and old who may not have easy access to self-expression and the arts including immigrants and the underprivileged. We work with communities, schools, support groups and in public spaces. What Matters strives to give all people an opportunity to connect. Being heard, known and understood, unifies our singular voices as one humanity.

"What Matters?" is sponsored by the Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art (HVCCA),
a 501(c)(3) non-profit arts and education organization. HVCCA is dedicated to the development and presentation of exhibitions and interdisciplinary programs that enrich our understanding of contemporary art, its contexts, and its relationship to social issues.

Any donations you wish to make on this site is tax deductible. Your donations go one-hundred percent to support these free programs.


About the What Matters Project


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Contact Information

Lana Yu