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- “Every now and then, an exhibition comes along that is so perfectly
lovely that you want to shout its merits from the closest rooftop, or in
this case mountain.”
— Benjamin Genocchio, The New York Times
- “Glorious landscape paintings from America's first stab at a national
art by Thomas Cole, Asher Durand, Albert Bierstadt and others.”
— Celia McGee, The New York Daily News
- “As the exhibition 'Nature and the American Vision: The
Hudson River School' argues, the notion of an American landscape
brimming with sacred sites is as much a cultural invention as an
accident of nature.”
— Martha Schewendener, The New York Times
- “There is no better illustration of the life cycle of a great power than
The Course of Empire. . .[Cole] beautifully captured a theory of
imperial rise and fall to which most people remain in thrall to this
— Niall Ferguson, Council on Foreign Relations
- "Magnificent paintings, still eloquently moving today."
— Augusta Magazine
- "Painting the American Vision revisits a time of passionate faith in the possibilities of America, as embodied by the natural landscape. There's no irony and no lament here...only canvases awash in a rapturous encounter with the land."
— Boston Globe
- "Viewers will no doubt find their own special OMG moment in the exhibition, as there are sunsets, vistas, details, herds of sheep and candle, landscapes and water views to delight just about any taste."
— Fort Worth Star-Telegram
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