A contemporary art exhibition installed throughout the historic site as part of the ongoing series OPEN HOUSE: Contemporary Art in Conversation with Cole. The exhibition grew out of conversations between the Cole Site curator Kate Menconeri, the artist Kiki Smith, and exhibiting artists.
Painting: Place (Place), 2017, Jackie Saccoccio. Oil and mica on Linen, 79 x 90 in. Courtesy of the artist and Van Doren Waxter,
Curators: Kate Menconeri and Kathy Greenwood, Director, Art & Culture Program, Albany International Airport
Sat, Sept 29 – Mon, Feb, 25
Albany International Airport Gallery, 3rd Fl
The Thomas Cole Site and the Albany International Airport present a new multidisciplinary exhibition that features 10 contemporary visual artists and 7 writers whose works explore our relationship to the natural world, and share common ground with Thomas Cole’s greatest written work, Essay on American Scenery. The gallery is open daily from 7 am to 11 pm.
Lisa Sanditz, Fumigation Tents, 2016, acrylic and spray paint on canvas, 54 x 70”, photograph courtesy the artist
Reception & Curator’s Talk with Linda Ferber
Tues, Nov 13, 2018
6 pm in NYC
Please join us for a reception and curator’s talk entitled “Public Enemy Number One” Thomas Cole and the American Pre-Raphaelites” in NYC by Dr. Linda S. Ferber, guest curator for The American Pre-Raphaelites: Radical Realists opening at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. on April 14, 2019.
Painting: Charles Herbert Moore, Old Studio, c. 1860s, Thomas Cole National Historic Site
A Holiday Gathering and First Ever Lantern Tours
Sat, Dec 8, 2018
Enjoy festive cocktails and decadent hors d’oeuvres in Cole’s New Studio building and our first ever guided lantern tours of the 1815 Main House before proceeding on to a private dinner party in a beautiful nearby home.
Experience The Parlors, an immersive installation in the first floor of the Main House where historic restoration meets digitally-driven story-telling. The interiors have been restored to the original 1836 designs by Thomas Cole, and feature hand-painted decorative borders by the artist himself. In The Parlors, Cole’s landscape paintings come to life and his voice fills the rooms of his home, connecting visitors with the artist’s original writings and paintings.
Explore Thomas Cole’s working process and ideas through an array of original sketches and paintings made by Cole, alongside the books and objects that inspired him. Discover the pigments and materials he used to realize his influential paintings. This special exhibition is located upstairs in the Main House and is comprised of original objects, ninety percent of which are from the Cole Site collection.
Painting: Diagram of Kontrasts, 1834, Thomas Cole. Courtesy of Collection Richard Sharp.
Hudson River Skywalk Viewing Platforms
Take in magnificent views of the landscape that so inspired Thomas Cole from the new Hudson River Skywalk viewing platforms along The Rip Van Winkle Bridge, located just a quick walk from the Thomas Cole Site. Learn more about the Skywalk initiative and the pedestrian connection from our site to Olana.
Picturesque and Sublime: Thomas Cole’s Trans-Atlantic Inheritance
Curators:TimBarringer, Paul Mellon Professor in the History of Art at Yale, Jennifer Raab, Associate Professor in the History of Art at Yale, Sophie Lynford, Ph.D. candidate at Yale and Nicholas Robbins, Ph.D. candidate at Yale
Curators: Stephen Hannock, Contemporary Artist and Jason Rosenfeld, Ph.D., Distinguished Chair and Professor of Art History at Marymount Manhattan College and Senior Writer and Editor-at-Large for the Brooklyn Rail