Nature and the American Vision: The Hudson River School

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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.

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
Milwaukee Art Museum February 23, 2016  May 8, 2016


". . . 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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