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Nature and the American Vision: The Hudson River School

Nature and the American Vision: The Hudson River School features forty-five iconic works including Thomas Cole’s five-part series: The Course of Empire and other masterworks by Cole, John F. Kensett, Albert Bierstadt, Jasper F. Cropsey, Asher B. Durand and many others.

Thomas Cole (1801-1848), Catskill Creek, N.Y., 1845. Oil on canvas. The New-York Historical Society, The Robert L. Stuart Collection, S-157

Tour Schedule

Venue Dates
Fenimore Museum of Art (Cooperstown, NY) June 29, 2013-September 29, 2013
Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) December 7, 2014 – June 7, 2015



". . . apart from the skillfulness and dreaminess of so many of the pictures, the fact that several of them have not been on public display in half a century makes the exhibition even more remarkable. This is New York as you have never seen it before" - Benjamin Genocchio, the New York Times.

A richly illustrated survey of the New-York Historical Society's landscape collection, The Hudson River School: Nature and the American Vision (2009), accompanies this exhibition.

For more information, please e-mail travelingexhibitions@nyhistory.org

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