Sunday Salon Lectures
The Sunday Salon series presents talks with leading thinkers on America’s cultural landscape.
All Sunday Salons are followed by audience discussions. Visit our events page for upcoming talks.
If you enjoy these programs, please consider making a gift to support the annual Sunday Salons at the Thomas Cole National Historic Site.
2023 Cole Fellows Research Presentations
Sofia Thieu D’Amico, Kristen Marchetti, and Beth Wynne, April 2023
Toward Radical Care and Rigorous Joy: The Future of American Art at the Brooklyn Museum
Stephanie Sparling Williams, January 2023
Indians in the Landscape: Painting Over Indigenous Sovereignty in the 19th Century
Dr. Scott Manning Stevens, March 2022
Object Lessons: Selections from the Thomas Cole Collection
Pippa Biddle and Benjamin Davidson, February 2022
A Memorial to Ice at the Dead Deer Disco
Marc Swanson, Denise Markonish, & Kate Menconeri, January 2022
Directionality in the Art of Thomas Cole: An Ecocritical Perspective
Alan Braddock, March 2019
Idyllic and Industrial Visions: Thomas Cole, William Guy Wall and the Hudson River
Sophie Lynford, April 2018
The Thomas Cole National Historic Site dedicates the 2021 Sunday Salons lecture series to the memory of David Grey. 2021 support provided in part by a Humanities New York Action Grant with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities, 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, and the Kindred Spirits Society of the Thomas Cole National Historic Site.
2019 Sunday Salons are supported by Humanities New York Action Grant with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities, Empire State Development’s I LOVE NY PROGRAM under the Market NY initiative, David and Laura Grey, Caldwell Gallery Hudson, Katherine and Eric Baumgartner, and Jim Lewis and Dianne Young. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
The 2018 Sunday Salons were sponsored by David & Laura Grey and James & Dianne Lewis. The 2017 Sunday Salons were sponsored by David & Laura Grey.
Support for programs at the Thomas Cole National Historic Site is provided by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.