Curator’s Talks

Learn about Cole Site special exhibitions from the curators.

To learn more about attending upcoming lectures visit

“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