2020 Cole Fellows’ Research Presentations

Virtual Event

Friday, May 15, 2020 at 5:30 pm 

Join the graduating Cole Fellows Class of 2020, Alex McCarty, Marissa Hamm, Anne Comer & Hampton Smith,  to learn about their year-long research projects conducted as part of the Fellowship.

5:30 pm

Hampton Smith, Last Indian—Dead Hemlock: Thomas Cole and the Imagined Indian

Marissa Hamm, Changing Hands, Changing Lands: The History of the Cedar Grove Property, 1848–1961

Alex McCarty, Ten Thousand Fires: Thomas Cole’s Environmental Anxiety

Anne Comer, Experiencing the History of America Through Art: On-Site & On-Line Adventures

Live Q & A

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The Cole Fellowship Program

The Cole Fellowship is a one-year residential research and professional development program at the Thomas Cole National Historic Site. Each year four new Fellows are invited to join the site and participate in the research and interpretation of the work, home, and studios of the artist, Thomas Cole (1801–1848). Through a combination of research, seminars, and hands-on projects, Cole Fellows conduct significant primary research and gain professional museum experience.

Learn more about the Cole Fellowship

Support for the Cole Fellows Program provided by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, Empire State Development’s I LOVE NEW YORK program under the Market NY initiative, The Bay & Paul Foundations, the Enoch Foundation, The Educational Foundation of America, the annual Scholars’ Dinner, and the Kindred Spirits Society of the Thomas Cole National Historic Site.

Additional support provided by the Program Endowment that supports educational programs at the Thomas Cole National Historic Site, which was made possible in part by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the human endeavor and many generous foundations and individuals.

Thomas Cole, View from Mount Holyoke, Northampton, Massachusetts, After a Thunderstorm—The Oxbow (Detail), 1836. Oil on canvas, 51 1/2 x 76 in. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Gift of Mrs. Russell Sage, 1908 (08.228).

Olivia Lichens2020 Cole Fellows’ Research Presentations