The Hudson River School: Nature and the American Vision

Jasper Francis Cropsey (1823–1900), Sunset, Lake George, New York, 1867. Oil on canvas, 24 1/4 x 44 in. (61.6 x 111.8 cm). New-York Historical Society, The Robert L. Stuart Collection, S-126

The Hudson River School: Nature and the American Vision
June 29 - September 29, 2013

This major exhibition highlights 19th century Hudson River School artists and explores landscape painting as a powerful narrative device that embodied ideas about nature and culture in a rapidly changing country. Works by Albert Bierstadt, Thomas Cole, Frederic Church, and others illuminate this self-consciously American landscape vision.

Iconic works are featured, including Thomas Cole’s five-part series, The Course of Empire, and other masterworks by Cole, John F. Kensett, Albert Bierstadt, Jasper F. Cropsey, and Asher B. Durand.

This exhibition has been organized by the New-York Historical Society.

The Hudson River School: Nature and the American Vision is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. It is also sponsored in part by Fenimore Asset Management Fund of The Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region.

The exhibition is part of the Festival of American Romantics.