The Thomas Cole National Historic Site invites you to
The 2013 Summer Party: An Evening in Arcadia
Saturday June 29 at 7 pm
An unforgettable evening with cocktails, dinner, music, dancing, a live auction and fireworks at a private estate featuring a 180-degree view of the Hudson River. Hosted by Lisa Fox Martin and Dick May, 152 William Street, Catskill, New York. The auction will begin at approximately 9 pm.
Live Auction Items
Three-Night Stay at Hôtel Fouquet’s Barrière Paris with Exclusive Curator’s Tour at the Louvre
Right on Champs Elysee, at the corner of Avenue George V, the Five-Star Hôtel Fouquet’s Barrière is a modern palace on the most beautiful avenue in the world. See the Louvre as you have never seen it before on a private tour with Louvre curator Guillaume Faroult.
A Weekend in Cooperstown and Curator’s Tour at the Fenimore Art Museum
Four lucky people will visit the land of James Fenimore Cooper with its baseball legends and pristine natural beauty. Stay at the Dunn’s rustic lakefront property on the "Glimmerglass" Lake Otsego, plus enjoy an evening cruise with Captain Stephen Dunn and complementary admission to the new exhibition at the Fenimore, "The Hudson River School: Nature and the American Vision."
A Week at Black Mountain Ranch
A week-long vacation – an authentic, western style experience at one of the best dude ranches in Colorado for 2-4 people. An unforgettable trip for families, couples or family reunions. All meals (gourmet dining), experienced wranglers, beautiful cabins, live music, a trip to the local rodeo and whitewater rafting are all included in your stay. www.blackmtnranch.com.
Value: $5,000 for 2, $10,000 for 4
Master Reproductions of Thomas Cole’s "View Near the Village of Catskill" and "View on the Catskill, Early Autumn"
In the tradition of artists paying homage to the masters throughout history, take home an original oil painting or two that depict Thomas Cole’s interpretations of his favorite view across the valley to the Catskill Mountains, the 1836 masterwork at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the 1827 painting in the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.
Value of each: $3,000
Framing Services Gift Certificate from Eli Wilner & Co.
Eli Wilner & Co. is a New York City gallery that specializes in European and American frames from the 15th century through the present. Eli Wilner has framed over 10,000 paintings including 28 paintings for the White House. The gift certificate can be used by the winning bidder or donated to a favorite museum.
An Artistic New York Experience for Four
Tour the new American Wing at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, one of the finest and most comprehensive in the world, with renowned art historian and curator Elizabeth Makin Kornhauser. Cap off your afternoon with a champagne lunch in the elegant Members Dining Room. In the evening, enjoy four tickets at Carnegie Hall where the famous Orchestra of St. Luke's is performing; your choice of dates: October 23, November 21, or March 6.
Auction items donated by Asli & Evren Ay, Black Mountain Ranch Colorado, Gisella Isidori, Elizabeth Kornhauser, Marianne Lockwood & David Bury, Stephen & Jacqueline Dunn, Eli Wilner & Co., Harrison Travel, Charles Rosen and Duke Dang.