Reframing an Empire, a new series on Hudson River School artist Thomas Cole‘s profound influence on American history is now airing on PBS. [Read more…] about Hudson River School Artist Thomas Cole Subject of Documentary Series
Thomas Cole National Historic Site
The Thomas Cole National Historic Site is planning “Women Reframe American Landscape: Susie Barstow & Her Circle / Contemporary Practices,” a new exhibition on display from May 6th through October 29th. The two-part exhibition and accompanying publication illuminate the artistic contributions and perspectives of women. [Read more…] about Women Reframe American Landscape: A New Exhibit
The Thomas Cole National Historic Site, located in the village of Catskill, Greene County, has broken ground on a new visitor center.
The new 1,800 square foot visitor center, to be named The Cole Center, will serve as a multi-purpose open concept space designed to improve visitor experience. It will include a gift shop, a café, and a public patio, and will host visitor orientation, events and creative activities.
With the passage of a law prohibiting importation of African captives into New York in 1785, the state entered a period of abolitionist activity that eventuated in the passage of the Gradual Manumission Act of 1799 and a formal end to slavery by 1827.
The Thomas Cole National Historic Site in Catskill will host “Transitioning to Freedom in New York’s Upper Hudson Valley,” a lecture with Myra Young Armstead, Ph.D., Bard College, set for Sunday, November 13th, focusing mainly on Saratoga County. [Read more…] about Transitioning From Slavery to Freedom in Saratoga & the Hudson Valley
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
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