If I paint a picture, I want you to see it

Thomas Cole in a letter to Maria Bartow Cole, 1844

Thomas Cole believed that art is for everyone. We invite you to bring art to ever wider audiences in 2023. 

Thank you for making everything that this organization achieves possible.


The Thomas Cole Board of Trustees

Lisa Fox Martin, Marianne Lockwood, Warner Shook, Sara de Swardt, Susan Ball, Elizabeth B. Jacks, Jimmy Bulich, Carrie Feder, Linda Gentalen, Guy Griggs, Nina Matis, Anne J. Miller, Stephen Shadley, Tara Sullivan, Hudson Talbott, Evelyn Trebilcock and Susan G. A. Warner

Build Connections

Exhibition Sponsor


Ten of these gifts will cover shipping and insurance for paintings in our historic and contemporary 2023 exhibition Women Reframe American Landscape. The project builds on our 2010 exhibition, Remember the Ladies, the first known exhibition in the country to focus solely on the historic women artists associated with the Hudson River School.

Includes a credit listing on thomascole.org/reframe

Cole Fellows Sponsor


Each gift supports research by the 2023 Class of Cole Fellows to present more history at the historic site and make connections with the contemporary moment.

Includes a one-year credit listing on thomascole.org/fellowships

Environmental Sponsor


Twelve of these gifts will underwrite sourcing community solar-powered electricity to operate the 1839 Old Studio, 1846 New Studio building, and Cole Fellows house for one year, including a portion of the power to maintain optimum conditions for artwork.

Includes a one-year credit listing on thomascole.org/greening

Education Sponsor


Each of these donations will enable our staff to develop and lead five one-hour school programs for K-12 students and underwrite free admission.

Includes a one-year credit listing on thomascole.org/schoolvisits

Arboreal Sponsor


Thirty of these gifts will ensure that the trees on campus, including the nearly 200 year-old honey locust, and grounds receive expert annual care. The grounds serve as a free community park.

Publication Sponsor


Twenty of these gifts will cover print and digital production of the diary of Maria Bartow Cole, the woman who married Thomas Cole, making this primary source document available to the public for the first time.

Includes a one-year credit listing on thomascole.org/primary-sources


Cole Center Pollinators


Each gift at this level will buy five new perennials for pollinators to surround the forthcoming Cole Center public patio.

Cornerstone Sponsor

Apply my gift to wherever it is needed most.

Thank You

Important Information

Legal Name: Thomas Cole Historic House
Mailing Address: 218 Spring Street, Catskill, NY 12414
Tax Identification Number (EIN): 27-0599147

If you would like to make a gift of stock, please reach out to Traci at thorgen@thomascole.org

Learn more about different ways of supporting the Thomas Cole National Historic Site here.

Cover image: Thomas Cole, (Untitled, seated figure), ca. 1836, Founders
Society Purchase, William H. Murphy Fund, Detroit Institute of Art

Thomas Cole, A View of the Two Lakes and Mountain House, Catskill Mountains, Morning, 1844, oil on canvas, Dick S. Ramsay Fund, Brooklyn Museum of Art

Susie M. Barstow, Mountain Lake in Autumn (detail), 1873, oil on canvas, 20 x 30 in., Private collection

Vicente Cayuela, Sofia Thieu D’Amico, Kristen Marchetti & Beth Wynne, photographed by Kate Menconeri

Historic Campus, Devin Pickering

Student visit, @KitesNest

Charles Herbert Moore, Untitled (Cedar Grove), 1868, oil on canvas mounted board, Thomas Cole National Historic Site, Gift of Edith Cole Silberstein, TC.2000.4

The diary of Maria Cole, Thomas Cole National Historic Site

Cole Center illustration, M.K. Tan

Board of Trustees, photographed by Adam T. Deen

Jennifer Greim2022 Connections