Curator’s Talks

Learn about Cole Site special exhibitions from the curators.

To learn more about attending upcoming lectures visit

“Women Reframe American Landscape: Susie Barstow & Her Circle / Contemporary Practices”

Dr. Nancy Siegel, Professor of Art History at Towson University; Kate Menconeri, Chief Curator and Director of Curatorial Affairs, Contemporary Art, & Fellowship at the Thomas Cole National Historic Site; and Amanda Malmstrom, Associate Curator at the Thomas Cole National Historic Site, with exhibiting contemporary artists Anna Plesset, Jean Shin, and Saya Woolfalk


“Thomas Cole’s Studio: Memory and Inspiration”

Franklin Kelly, Senior Curator and Christiane Ellis Valone Curator of American Paintings, National Gallery of Art


Don’t miss the behind-the-scenes curator’s tour of the exhibition.

“Thomas Cole’s Refrain: The Paintings of Catskill Creek”

H. Daniel Peck, John Guy Vassar, Jr. Professor Emeritus of English, Vassar College


“Sanford R. Gifford in the Catskills”

Kevin Avery, Senior Research Scholar, The Metropolitan Museum of Art


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

Jennifer GreimCurator’s Talks