Join a community of inspiring people who care about the American landscape and support this special place where American art was born. Become a member or renew your membership online now or call 518.943.7465 ext. 7.

Who We Are

Learn about this growing organization and what we’ve achieved with the support of members like you.

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Join the Community

Read about our membership levels here and scroll down to become a member.

Individual $50 • Dual $100

  • Free admission
  • Preview hours to see new exhibitions first
  • Invitations to celebrations throughout the year
  • Printed newsletter
  • 15% discount on all shop merchandise all the time

Members at the Individual and Dual levels enjoy the core benefits listed above.

Sponsor $250

In addition to the core benefits listed above, Sponsor members receive one select Thomas Cole Historic Site publication and four free guest passes.

Friend $500

All of the above plus free admission for two to all Thomas Cole public programs such as lectures and hikes, additional guest passes, and an additional invitation for two to members’ events.

Benefactor $1,000

Benefactor members receive core member benefits plus three complimentary original Thomas Cole Site publications, an invitation to lunch with a special Sunday Salon speaker, and complimentary invitations to Curator’s talks in New York City.

Kindred Spirits

Asher B. Durand, “Kindred Spirits,” Oil on canvas, 1849, 44 x 36 in. Courtesy Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, AR.

The Kindred Spirits Society brings together enthusiasts of American art and Thomas Cole’s revolutionary creativity in support of this place where American art was born. Their generosity supports all aspects of the organization including education, scholarship and preservation.

Activities include exclusive curatorial tours of special exhibitions and private events with lecturers.

Annual dues start at $2,500 and all donations are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law. For inquiries call Jennifer at 518.943.7465 x 6 or email

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