The 2023 Scholars’ Dinner

Monday, April 3, 2023

The Century Association

7 West 43rd Street, New York, New York 10036

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The sponsor deadline to be listed on the invitation is Monday, February, 6.

The fourth annual Scholars’ Dinner features the leading American art scholars of today and the emerging American art scholars of tomorrow

All proceeds from the event underwrite the annual Cole Fellowship at the Thomas Cole National Historic Site

Continuing the important work that Thomas Cole began as a mentor and leader, the Thomas Cole National Historic Site serves as a catalyst for advancing the conversation in American art.

Pre-Sale Letter

Featured Scholars

The featured scholars will be Linda Ferber, Director Emerita of the New-York Historical Society; Nancy Siegel, Professor of Art History at Towson University and co-curator of our 2023 special exhibition Women Reframe American Landscape; Sophie Lynford, the Annette Woolard-Provine Curator of the Bancroft Collection at the Delaware Art Museum; and our 2023 Class of Cole Fellows.


Linda Ferber

Director Emerita

New-York Historical Society


Nancy Siegel

Professor of Art History

Towson University


Sophie Lynford

Annette Woolard-Provine Curator of the Bancroft Collection

Delaware Art Museum

2023 Class of Cole Fellows

Vicente Cayuela, Sofia Thieu D’Amico, Kristen Marchetti and Beth Wynne

Board of Trustees

Lisa Fox Martin, Chairman

Marianne Lockwood, Vice Chairman

Warner Shook, Vice Chairman

Sara de Swardt, Treasurer

Susan Ball, Secretary

Jimmy Bulich

Carrie Feder

Linda Gentalen

Guy Griggs

Elizabeth B.Jacks

Nina Matis

Anne J. Miller

Stephen Shadley

Tara Sullivan

Hudson Talbott

Evelyn Trebilcock

Susan G. A. Warner

National Council

Kevin J. Avery

Tim Barringer

Annette Blaugrund

Linda S. Ferber

Ella M. Foshay

Eleanor Jones Harvey

Patricia Junker

Elizabeth Kornhauser

Katherine Manthorne

Mark D. Mitchell

Barbara Novak

Paul D. Schweizer

Nancy Siegel

Kiki Smith

John R. Stilgoe

Alan Wallach

The Scholars’ Dinner

Asher Brown Durand, Portrait of Thomas Cole, 1837, Berkshire Museum

Thomas Cole, Catskill Creek, New York, 1845. Oil on canvas, 26 1/2 by 36 in. / Framed: 37 5/8 x 47 5/8 x 4 1/2 in. New-York Historical Society, The Robert L. Stuart Collection, Gift of his widow Mrs. Mary Stuart, S-157.

Thomas Cole, Clouds, ca. 1830s. Oil on paper laid down on canvas, 8 3/4 x 10 7/8 in. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Morris K. Jesup Fund, 2013 (2013.201).

Photography by Adam T. Deen

Jessica Goon2023 Scholars’ Dinner