Exhibitions and Events

Announcing the 2016 Exhibition, Thomas Cole: The Artist as Architect

Architect's Dream Curated by Dr. Annette Blaugrund, this is the first exhibition to focus on a little-known but highly significant aspect of the artist’s contribution to American art: his architectural endeavors. The exhibition will debut in Cole’s self-designed, reconstructed New Studio May 1 – October 30, 2016 before traveling to the Columbus Museum of Art: November 18, 2016 – February 12, 2017. Learn more…

Announcing the 2016 Sunday Salons

Villa image For eleven years, the Thomas Cole National Historic Site has been presenting today’s most engaging speakers on the Hudson River School. This year the lectures will be held in our new building, the reconstructed New Studio, which Cole himself designed. To celebrate the studio’s rebirth, the 2016 schedule of Sunday Salons will address the topic of architecture. Learn more…

Follow Our New Building Project

NewStudioImageBuilt in 1846 according to Thomas Cole’s own design, the New Studio stood a few hundred yards from Cole’s home at Cedar Grove for 125 years. Tragically, it was torn down in 1973 after falling into disrepair. Now, with 90% of the funding raised, construction is nearly complete! See how it looked in Cole's time and follow the construction process through our online updates... Learn more…

Donate to our Annual Fund

Main HouseBecome part of the community of people who care about the American landscape by making a gift to the Thomas Cole National Historic Site. All donations are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law. We are a non-profit organization that preserves and interprets the beautiful place where Thomas Cole lived and worked in the Hudson Valley, New York, and our support comes from generous people like you.... Learn more…

Hours of Operation

The visitor center and the historic buildings are open from May 1st through November 1st, Tues-Sun, from 9:30 am to 5 pm. There are two ways to enter the historic buildings: either by guided tour or by visiting during our "explore at your own pace" hours, which are every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 2 to 5 pm, from May to November. For more information, or to purchase tickets, please click here: Learn more…

Recently posted to the blog:

"As reported today in The New York Times, the Albany Times Union as well as several TV stations, Senator Chuck Schumer visited the Thomas Cole site yesterday to announce our amazing find: decorative painting believed to be by Thomas Cole was found on the plaster walls of Cole's home, hidden for over a century behind many layers of wall paint. We have just posted a video to our YouTube channel ..." See the latest post...

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