The First Annual Scholars’ Dinner

Monday, April 1, 2019 

The Century Association, NYC

Join us for a memorable evening with the leading American art scholars of today and the emerging American art scholars of tomorrow.

Only a very narrow path leads talented young people into the study of American art, and it must be widened for the field to thrive in the future. The Thomas Cole Historic Site is right-sized to perform this role: a vibrant, robust museum with a vision of excellence and innovation.

Mark Mitchell, Yale University Art Gallery


The Cole Site stands out as a historic hub, attracting the attention of American art historians across the county. The opportunity to work with leading scholars in the field was positively invaluable to my future. 

Casey Monroe, 2016 Cole Fellow & Current PhD Candidate, History of Art & Architecture, Boston University

All proceeds from the event will underwrite the annual Cole Fellowship, a research and professional development program launching the next generation of American art scholars at the Thomas Cole National Historic Site.

Featured Scholars



John Wilmerding

Christopher B. Sarofim Professor of American Art Emeritus

Princeton University



Mark Mitchell

Holcombe T. Green Curator of American Paintings and Sculpture

Yale University Art Gallery



Lauren Palmor

Assistant Curator of American Art

de Young Museum, San Francisco

2019 Class of Cole Fellows

Peter Fedoryk, Amanda Malmstrom, Maeve McCool and Katherine Pratt-Thompson

Board of Trustees

Lisa Fox Martin, Chairman 

Stephen Dunn, Vice-Chairman 

Maynard Toll, Treasurer 

Marianne Lockwood, Secretary 

Asli Ay

Susan Ball

Carrie Feder

Linda Gentalen

Elizabeth B. Jacks

Nina Matis

Anne J. Miller

Stephen Shadley

Warner Shook

Hudson Talbott

Evelyn Trebilcock


Michel Goldberg

Sybil Tannenbaum

Jack Van Loan

National Council

Kevin J. Avery

Tim Barringer

Annette Blaugrund

Linda S. Ferber

Ella M. Foshay

Eleanor Jones Harvey

Ashton Hawkins

Patricia Junker

Elizabeth Kornhauser

Katherine Manthorne

Barbara Novak

Paul D. Schweizer

Nancy Siegel

John R. Stilgoe

Alan Wallach


Reservations can be made online using the form below, or by calling Jennifer at 518.943.7465 x6.

Asher B. Durand, Portrait of Thomas Cole, 1838. Oil on Canvas, 30 1Ž4 x 25 in. Framed: 36 1/2 x 31 1/2 in. Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield, MA, Gift of Zenas Crane, 1917.

Thomas Cole, Catskill Creek, New York, 1845. Oil on canvas, 26 ½ by 36 in. / Framed: 37 5/8 x 47 5/8 x 4 1/2 in. New-York Historical Society, The Robert L. Stuart Collection, Gift of his widow Mrs. Mary Stuart, S-157.

Thomas Cole, Clouds, ca. 1830s. Oil on paper laid down on canvas, 8 3/4 x 10 7/8 in. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Morris K. Jesup Fund, 2013 (2013.201).

Jennifer GreimScholars’ Dinner