Why Thomas Cole’s “Course of Empire” Cycle is as Relevant Today as in the 19th Century

Curious Object‘s host Benjamin Miller is joined by filmmaker Rachel Gould to discuss Thomas Cole’s Course of Empire cycle of c. 1834–1836.

Part of The Magazine Antiques‘ weekly podcast, Curious Objects 


Hudson River: America’s First Art Movement

A conversation with our Executive Director, Betsy Jacks, and Don Wildman

Part of History Hit’s American History Hit podcast


The Hudson River School: The Story of an American Art Revolution

With Tom Meyers and Greg Young

Part of The Bowery Boys: New York City History podcast


Questioning Cole’s Romantic Wilderness: Reexamining the Wilderness Aesthetic

With Elizabeth M. Kornhauser and Alan C. Braddock

Part of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Spotlight series.


Daniel Ho and Thomas Cole’s “Voyage of Life” Series

With Daniel Ho and Franklin Kelly

Part of the National Gallery of Art’s Sound Thoughts on Art podcast.


Cross Pollination: Artist Audio Guide

Listen to contemporary artists speak about their work and inspiration in the Artist Audio Guide for the 2021 special exhibition Cross Pollination: Heade, Cole, Church, and Our Contemporary Moment.


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

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