The Thomas Cole National Historic Site‘s Virtual Sunday Salons, an annual series of timely conversations on American art and landscape with artists, writers, community members, scholars, and the next generation of leaders in the field is set to return on Sunday, January 30th with “A Memorial to Ice at the Dead Deer Disco.” [Read more…] about Thomas Cole Historic Site Virtual Sunday Salons Return
Thomas Cole National Historic Site
The Thomas Cole National Historic Site in Catskill, NY is a National Historic Landmark located and international destination that includes the home and studios of artist and early environmentalist Thomas Cole (1801-1848).
Cole founded the first major art movement of the United States, now known as the Hudson River School of landscape painting. His home and studios are surrounded by the stunning New York landscapes that he painted, weaving the wilderness of the Catskill Mountains and the Hudson River Valley into our national identity. [Read more…] about Thomas Cole Site Gets Major Grant for Master Plan
The Thomas Cole Historic Site is set to celebrate its 20th Anniversary on Saturday, July 10th with a socially-distanced outdoor summer party. [Read more…] about Thomas Cole Historic Site Celebrating 20 Years
The Thomas Cole National Historic Site is set to continue their Sunday Salon series on Sunday, February 7th, with a discussion with Elon Cook Lee, Director of Interpretation and Education for the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and Founder of Liberation Heritage Consulting. [Read more…] about Centering Black Humanity at Historic Sites (A Virtual Program)
The new book The Majestic Nature of the North: Thomas Kelah Wharton’s Journeys in Antebellum America through the Hudson River Valley and New England (SUNY Press, 2019), edited by Steven A. Walton and Michael J. Armstrong, features the travel diaries of nineteenth-century artist, educator, and architect Thomas Kelah Wharton, documenting his trips in the lower Hudson River Valley and New Orleans to Boston and back. [Read more…] about 19th Century Hudson River, New England Travel Diaries Published
The Thomas Cole National Historic Site has announced the new exhibit “Thomas Cole’s Refrain: The Paintings of Catskill Creek” will be on view from May 4th to November 3rd, 2019.
The exhibition tells the story of Cole’s discovery of Catskill Creek, with its Catskill Mountain background, and his ever deepening attachment to it over the course of eighteen years. [Read more…] about Catskill Creek: Exhibition Illuminates Hudson River School
The Hudson River Skywalk Arts Festival is set for Sunday, September 30th, free events will be held at the Thomas Cole State Historic Site Site, Olana and the Rip Van Winkle Bridge. [Read more…] about Historic Sites Featured In Hudson Skywalk Arts Festival
The Albany International Airport Gallery is set to host the upcoming exhibition “Landmark” from September 29, 2018 to February 25, 2019.
The exhibit considers the legacy of Thomas Cole’s paintings and advocacy for environmental stewardship as they echo the concerns of artists and writers today.
A public reception to celebrate the launch of Landmark will be held on Friday, October 5, 2018 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm in the Albany International Airport Gallery. [Read more…] about Thomas Cole Exhibit at the Albany Airport
A new Thomas Cole exhibition entitled Thomas Cole’s Journey: Atlantic Crossings is opening at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on January 30, 2018 and traveling to the National Gallery, London in June 2018.
Thomas Cole’s Journey is curated by Elizabeth Kornhauser, Alice Pratt Brown Curator of American Paintings and Sculpture, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Tim Barringer, Paul Mellon Professor in the History of Art, Yale University, and Christopher Riopelle, Curator of Post 1800 Paintings, National Gallery, London. [Read more…] about Major Thomas Cole Exhibit Planned For The Met
The Thomas Cole National Historic Site has announced the inaugural art exhibition in its “New Studio” building at the former home of Thomas Cole (1801-1848), founder of the first distinctly American art movement.
The New Studio, built in 1846, was designed by Cole, and demolished in 1973 before the historic site became a museum. The reconstruction, to be officially unveiled with the opening of the exhibition on May 1, 2016, provides the Site with museum-quality climate-controlled space for displaying art. The upcoming show will be the first to take advantage of that new capacity. [Read more…] about Thomas Cole Site’s Inaugural Exhibit In “New Studio” Features Architecture