The Albany Institute of History & Art’s Chief Curator Doug McCombs will give a special lecture on Sunday, September 16 at 2 pm that will focus on the museum’s collection of Thomas Cole paper materials.
Although he was born in England, Thomas Cole is best known as an American landscape artist and the founder of the Hudson River School art movement. The Thomas Cole’s Paper Trail exhibition is part of an international celebration of the bicentennial year of Cole’s arrival in the United States.
The Albany Institute has loaned several Thomas Cole works to other organizations in celebration this anniversary. The Institute’s own exhibition explores Cole’s artistic journey through the paper materials he left behind, from his first tree studies to his sudden and premature death in 1848.
The lecture will draw from the current exhibition Thomas Cole’s Paper Trail, which is open through November 25, 2018.
In the lecture, McCombs will discuss Cole’s career through a selection of his drawings, prints, letters, hand-written poems and published works, which are part of the Albany Institute’s collections.
The lecture is included with museum admission. Space is limited for this lecture and seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Attendees will receive wristbands at the admission desk on the day of the lecture.
The Albany Institute of History & Art is located at 125 Washington Avenue in Albany, New York. Free parking is available in the museum’s lot at the corner of Elk and Dove Streets.
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Illustration by Thomas Cole.