The Cole Center
Work is underway on our $1.8 MM Master Plan with a new energy-efficient building as its centerpiece: the 1,800-square-foot Cole Center, which is designed to improve our visitors’ experience. The Cole Center will include a gift shop and café in an open flexible space that can also host lectures, workshops and events, all with sweeping views of the historic campus framed by the Catskill Mountains.
The Cole Center was designed pro-bono by the acclaimed designer Stephen Shadley. Its west façade draws inspiration from the windows that Thomas Cole designed for his 1846 New Studio, which can be seen nearby. The exterior will be a neutral forest-green to recede into the surrounding landscape, which will feature a public patio and native plant garden.
National Park Service
Empire State Development
David Bury, The Bay and Paul Foundations
Hudson River Valley Greenway
Christopher E. Buck & Hara Schwartz
The Educational Foundation of America
The J.M. Kaplan Fund Inc.
Lisa Fox Martin
Nina Matis & Alan Gosule
Anne Miller & Stuart Breslow
Robert A. Miller & Kathy Klingenstein
Evelyn D. Trebilcock & Douglas Hammond
Jimmy & Micaela Bulich, Gary DiMauro & Kathryn Windley, David B. Forer, Jean D. Hamilton & Richard N. McCarthy, Hudson River Bank & Trust Foundation, Meredith J. Kane, Alison Lankenau, Carolyn B. MacDonald, Norman J. Olson, Betsy & Al Scott and Arthur & Lois Stainman
Peter Aaron & Brooke Allen, Rich & Anita Ahlberg, Wayne Benjamin & Rebecca Caudle, Sara & Tom de Swardt, Doreen & Crane Davis, Diane & Carlos Dunn, Stephen & Jacqueline Dunn, Ben Fain, Nancy & David Faul, Foreland Catskill, Ginnie Gardiner, Linda & Tom Gentalen, Robert & Rae Gilson, Guy Griggs & Greg Ventra, David & Joan Grubin, James F. Guidera & Edward B. Parran, Susan Hendrickson, James LaForce & Stephen Henderson, Merritt M. Lutz, L. Camille Massey & Gillie Holme, Michael Moy & Joseph Sniado, Jonathan Powell & William Kingsland, Nancey Rosensweig & David Arshack, Merrill & Ellen Roth, John Schobel & Daniel Schmeder, Stephen Shadley, Warner Shook & Frank Swim , Kiki Smith & Zoran Skoko, Peter Spears & Brian Swardstrom , Hudson Talbott & J. David Lesenger, Paul & Lisa Thomas, Maynard & Kay Toll, Suzanne & Robert Werner and Kate Wood & David Sprouls
Joyce & Paul Allen, Susan Ball & John Brigham , James W. Battle, Adam Bayard, Michael Belanger & Jeffrey Hayenga, Martha & Stephan Bradicich, Mary Breneman, Norah Burden, Robert Caldwell, Juan Carretero & David Usborne, Darcy & Jim Connor, Anthony D’Argenzio & Hillary Zio , Margaret Davidson & John Stein , Patricia Esposita, Carrie Feder & Randall Evans , MaryEllen Gallagher, Elliott Green, Thad & Jude Hayes, Megan Henry, Timothy Husband & Nicholas Haylett, Sara Wicks Malone & James Malone, Ryan Mesina, Frank A. Migliorelli & Liza Parker, Portia Munson & Jared Handelsman, Maura & David O’Shea, Karen Pecaut, Cristiana Pena, Edward Rothfarb & Thomas McManus, Daniel Scheffey, Kathleen Schobel and Stephen Schoenfeld & Penny Hudnut
Judith & Robert Shapiro, Kenneth E. Silver, Robin Ann Stapley LMT, Robert Steen, Tara & Ned Sullivan, Rickie & James Tamayo, Stephen Theiss, Liza Tivey, Paul Trapido & Jude Ray, Stuart Tribbs & Emma Davidson Tribbs, Julia Weist and Ashley Wenk & Dane T. Pryse