Women, Land + Art
The 2023 year-long initiative across exhibitions, programs, publications, interpretation, and collections.
Women Reframe American Landscape
May 6-October 29, 2023
Women Reframe American Landscape is a two-part historic and contemporary exhibition illuminating the artistic contributions and perspectives of women.
2023 Sunday Salons speaker series
Presenting new ideas in American Art
Featuring Stephanie Sparling Williams, Heather Bruegl, Virginia Anderson, and the Class of 2023 Cole Fellows.
Publishing the transcribed journal of Maria Bartow Cole (1813-1884) for the first time and publishing the exhibition book, Women Reframe American Landscape, in partnership with Hirmer Publishers, Munich. Two additional international books on artists in the exhibition, Susie Barstow and Fidelia Bridges, will be published by Lund Humphries in London this spring.
Journal Coming SoonOrder Exhibition Books
Image: Thomas Cole, Sketch of Maria Cole, c. 1838. Albany Institute of History & Art
New installations in the Main House on three women that lived and labored here: Maria Bartow Cole (1813-1884), a Black woman identified in the 1840 census as free and part of the household alongside Maria and Thomas Cole, and Sarah Cole (1805-1857).
Unveiling a new installation of artwork by Sarah Cole (1805-1857) in the collection of the Thomas Cole National Historic Site.