Follow the footsteps of 19th century Hudson River School artists and trace the origins of America’s first major art movement back to nature. These famous scenes now hang in museums and private collections all over the world, but the originals are out there in the wilderness for you to experience.
The special exhibition Sanford R. Gifford in the Catskills is now on view at the Thomas Cole Site through October 29, 2017. The curator of the exhibition, Kevin Avery, Senior Research Scholar at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, has created a special selection of HRS Art Trail sites that correspond to paintings in the exhibition. Visit the Cole Site to see the 19th century paintings on view in Thomas Cole’s New Studio gallery, then grab your hiking books and hit the road. To see all the sites on the HRS Art Trail, visit Hudson River School Art Trail. The Trail extends throughout the Hudson Valley, the Catskills, Massachusetts and New Hampshire.
The exhibition is made possible by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts as well as Michael Altman Fine Art & Advisory Services, the Bank of Greene County, the Greene County Legislature through the County Initiative Program of the Greene County Council on the Arts and the Kindred Spirits Society of the Thomas Cole National Historic Site. The accompanying catalogue is supported by the Barrie and Deedee Wigmore Foundation.