A Holiday Gathering
Saturday December 14, 2013
You are invited to the home of Thomas & Maria Cole for a special winter fundraiser event. Festive cocktails will be served from 5 to 7 pm in the parlour with sumptuous dinners to follow at the homes of convivial neighbors. Tickets are $25 for the cocktail party only, or $100 for both cocktails and dinner. Sponsorships are available for $500 which includes two tickets for cocktails and dinner.
PLEASE NOTE: The dinner tickets are now sold out. Tickets for the cocktail portion only are still available.
Albert Bierstadt in New York & New England travels to the Mattatuck Museum
The Thomas Cole National Historic Site is pleased to announce that their 2013 exhibition, Albert Bierstadt in New York & New England, curated by Dr. Annette Blaugrund, is traveling to the Mattatuck Museum where an expanded selection of works is on view November 24, 2013 – March 2, 2014. For more information visit: www.MattatuckMuseum.org.
The exhibition curated by Annette Blaugrund, former director of the National Academy Museum, focuses on Albert Bierstadt’s east coast paintings and offers a rare opportunity to see these little known but magnificent works. Best known for his iconic images of the American West, Bierstadt created an important body of work that depict botanical and geological details in the unspoiled wilderness, mountains, and meadows in the White Mountains, Hudson Valley, and other scenic locations in New England and New York. Preview the paintings in the show here.
Read the full press release for the original exhibition.
The exhibition at the Cole Site was supported by the Henry Luce Foundation, the County Initiative Program of the Greene County Legislature administered by the Greene County Council on the Arts, the Bay and Paul Foundations, and the Bank of Greene County Charitable Foundation.
The Thomas Cole Historic Site is pleased to present a series of guided hikes on the Hudson River School Art Trail, which brings you into the magnificent landscapes that inspired Thomas Cole and other luminaries of 19th-century landscape painting. The schedule of hikes is below.
The package price per person is $17, or $15 for members, and includes the following components:
- A copy of the Hudson River School Art Trail Guidebook, a 55-page book with full-color illustrations ($7.95 value)
- A guided tour of the Thomas Cole Historic Site at the end of your hike ($10 value)
- The guided hike/walk along the Hudson River School Art Trail
SORRY, ALL 2013 HIKES ARE NOW SOLD OUT.
We need more trail guides! Are you interested? Please call Melissa Gavilanes at 518-943-7465 ext.5.
Hudson River School Art Trail hikes are made possible through the Carol T. Savage Art Trail Docent Program, named in honor of our late friend and former Board Chairman.
Claude Mirror Installation
Continuous Live Web Streaming of Thomas Cole's View
Contemporary artist Alex McKay has installed an optical device called a "Claude Mirror" at the Thomas Cole Historic Site, aimed at the view towards the Catskill Mountains that Cole painted more than any other. A "web cam" is now aimed at McKay's "Claude Mirror," enabling you to see the view live, at any time of day or season. Click here to see the live streaming video and to learn more about the project.
The Thomas Cole Historic House is supported in part by the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency.