Cole Site Originals

Who We Are

Learn about our forward-thinking organization and explore the home, studios and landscape of the artist and early environmentalist Thomas Cole (1801-1848).

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Creating Authenticity: A Case Study

Elizabeth B. Jacks, May 2021

Join a virtual talk with Betsy Jacks, executive director of the Thomas Cole National Historic Site hosted by Historic Artists’ Homes & Studios in celebration of National Preservation Month. The talk was part of a series, “Home Improvement: Reframing the Stories Historic Artists’ Homes & Studios Can Tell.”

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A Feminist’s Guide to the Thomas Cole Site

Amanda Malmstrom, March 2021

This special virtual tour brings a feminist lens to the history of the Thomas Cole National Historic Site and the narrative of American landscape painting.

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Share Your Story

Join the Thomas Cole Site, Congressman Antonio Delgado, the Institute of Museum and Library Services and many community members in celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the Thomas Cole National Historic Site and its prestigious 2021 National Medal nomination. #TC20Thursday

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The Fellows’ Presentations

The 2019-20 Cole Fellows present their final research projects.

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The Fellows’ Presentations

The 2018-19 Cole Fellows present their final research projects.

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The Cole Fellowship

Learn about the Cole Fellowship Program from our 2017-18 Fellows.

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The Parlors

A look inside the multimedia installation, The Parlors, created by Second Story.

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The Fellows’ Presentations

The 2017-18 Cole Fellows present their final research projects.

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Thomas Cole at Cedar Grove

A National Parks original short introducing Cole and his home.

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Parlors Project, Motion Graphics

Rendering of the motion graphics for the Parlors Project, opening May 2017.

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Painting Beneath the Historic Paint

Join Matthew Mosca in uncovering Cole’s decorative painting.

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River Crossings

A momentous contemporary art exhibition at the Thomas Cole Site and Olana.

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Cole’s New Studio under Construction

Reconstructing Cole’s New Studio, originally built in 1846.

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Thomas Cole

Explore Thomas Cole’s life and legacy as the founder of the Hudson River School.

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Support for programs at the Thomas Cole National Historic Site is provided by the New York State Council on the Arts.

Jennifer GreimCole Site Originals