Contemporary Art Partnerships

From poetry to performance art to painting to theatre to touchable sculpture, the HHT Contemporary Art Partnerships (CAP) program facilitates and supports art installations at our member houses which make it possible to attract new audiences, create innovative and inclusive programming, and celebrate their missions.


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Current Installations:
Wishing Well, 2016 by Amanda Long at the Dyckman Farmhouse Museum
Speak a wish into the well and the words will be translated into a video ripple inside.
Turn the crank to rotate the video. The audio recordings will be collected into a database
within the sculpture. The wishes will be curated and presented on
to extend the artwork beyond the site. HHT Facebook


Past Installations:
Nina Katchadourian’s Monument to the Unelected at Prospect Park’s Lefferts Historic House is a temporary installation, consisting of 58 signs bearing the names of the losing candidates from every presidential election in American history. It will be on view from November 5 through 13, 2016 on the house’s lawn facing Flatbush Avenue. The installation coincides with this year’s presidential election, and once the results are official, it will eventually include a sign with the name of the loser of the 2016 Presidential Election. The Alliance will present a mock election and programming for youth at the house on Election Day. For more information on this event, please visit
Monument to the Unelected
, Nina Katchadourian, 2008/2012/2016, installation at the Aldrich Museum, Ridgefield, CT. Originally commissioned by the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art. Monument to the Unelected, Nina Katchadourian, 2008/2012/2016, installation at the Aldrich Museum, Ridgefield, CT. Originally commissioned by the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art.

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Thread Lines was a dynamic artist-in-residency program with Farida Sedoc
at the Wyckoff House Museum, exploring relationships with fabric, fibers,
and textiles through shared cultural heritage between the Netherlands,
the Americas, and the Caribbean. HHT Facebook


by Talia Greene
October 17, 2015 – March 27, 2016
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Contemporary art in historic houses invites thought and encourages perspective. New materials and forms provide an unexpected juxtaposition and site specific art interweaves with and enhances historic interpretation. Many of the Historic House Museums have been facilitating art installations for decades. Below are some of those past exhibitions:

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