The Albany Institute of History & Art has announced the launch of a new 3D digital tour of their Hudson River School exhibition.
The Albany Institute has one of the largest collections of Hudson River School style paintings and now, visitors can explore the landscapes and scenes of the Hudson River School painters from anywhere in the world.
The Albany Institute’s Hudson River School exhibition is home to 83 paintings by 35 artists, including the movement’s founder Thomas Cole who has the greatest representation with 16 paintings on display. The paintings range in date from John Vanderlyn’s paintings of Niagara Falls (1802-1803) to George Herbert McCord’s painting of Lake George (1887). The exhibit is also home to two paintings by Sarah Cole, the sister of Thomas Cole, one of a small number of women artists who painted landscapes in the Hudson River School style.
After the launch of the online Hudson River School Project, the Albany Institute plans to use this 3D technology in the future to advance its programming, to engage different audiences and to dive deeper into their collection.
The 3D digital tour can be found here.
Painting: Study of Nature, Dresden, Lake George, David Johnson (1827–1908), 1870, oil on canvas, gift of Mr. and Mrs. Richard C. Rockwell.