Thomas Cole and The Garden of Eden
THOMAS COLE AND THE GARDEN OF EDEN
May 25–September 30, 2018
The exhibition centers on Cole’s masterwork Expulsion from the Garden of Eden, lent by the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA), and explores his aspirations for landscape painting at the start of his career in the 1820s and early 1830s. Sixteen original works, including paintings from the Fenimore’s collection and loans from more than a dozen other institutions and private collectors survey the themes of the Garden of Eden. The exhibition also reveals artists that influenced Cole early in his career, such as Asher B. Durand and Thomas Doughty.
Sponsored in part by The Eugene V. and Clare E. Thaw Charitable Trust; the Tianaderrah Foundation; The Clark Foundation; Fenimore Asset Management, Inc., through The Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region, Lady Juliet and Dr. Christopher Tadgell, and Anonymous.
This museum collaboration is made possible by Terra-Art Bridges, an initiative of the Terra Foundation for American Art and Art Bridges, Inc.