Join a community of inspiring people who care about the American landscape and support this special place where American art was born. Become a member or renew your membership online now or call 518.943.7465 ext. 4.

Who We Are

Learn about this growing organization and what we’ve been up to with the support of members like you.

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Member Benefits

Read about our membership levels here and scroll down to become a member.

Individuals $50 • Dual/Contributors $100

Members form the backbone of the organization and enjoy free admission to the Thomas Cole site, discounts on programs and shop merchandise, an invitation for two to members’ events, a subscription to the newsletter and more.

Sponsors $250

In addition to the membership benefits listed above, Sponsors receive one select Thomas Cole Historic Site publication and four free guest passes.

Friends $500

All of the above plus free admission for two to all Thomas Cole public programs such as lectures and hikes, additional guest passes, and an additional invitation for two to members’ events.

Benefactors $1,000

Members at the Benefactor level are especially committed to continuing the legacy of Thomas Cole and enjoy exclusive Benefactors events and communications.

Kindred Spirits

Asher B. Durand, “Kindred Spirits,” Oil on canvas, 1849, 44 x 36 in. Courtesy Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, AR.

The Kindred Spirits Society brings together enthusiasts of American art and Thomas Cole’s revolutionary creativity in support of this place where American art was born. Their generosity supports all aspects of the organization including education, scholarship and preservation.

Activities include exclusive curatorial tours of special exhibitions and private events with lecturers.

Annual dues start at $2,500 and all donations are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law. For inquiries call Jennifer at 518.943.7465 x 6 or email

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