Announcing a new tv series on Thomas Cole on WMHT PBS featuring our work. The 10-episode series, “Reframing an Empire,” looks at Cole’s profound influence on American history, including what was left out of his iconic Hudson River School landscape paintings.
Thomas Cole (1801-1848) was an American artist and early environmentalist. He was an economic migrant and the founder of this nation’s first major art movement, now known as the Hudson River School of landscape painting.
Explore Thomas Cole’s historic home, studios, and grounds, hike to one of the places in nature that he painted, see major exhibitions of 19th-century and contemporary art, browse the gift shop, take in a lecture, or celebrate at one of our special events. Learn about all there is to see and do here.
The Thomas Cole National Historic Site is situated between the Hudson River and the Catskill Mountains, and is surrounded by cultural and scenic attractions in an area known for its history and its beauty.