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Art

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Hudson River School of Painting
Hudson River School Estates
Museums
Organizations
Miscellaneous
Hudson River School of Painting
Artlex.com
ArtLex, art dictionary site, listing on the Hudson River School and associated web-links.
Albany Institute of History and Art
This page of the Albany Institute of History and Art site contains a brief summary and an index of Hudson River School paintings in their collection.
HUDSON RIVER SCHOOL
Hudson River School: American Art, 1820-1870.
Desmond Fish Library
Index of Hudson River School Painters listed by the Desmond Fish Library, includes images and biographical text.
"Why We Think Nature Is Beautiful."
A related page on a site developed by Dr. Eugene C. Hargrove, Professor of Environmental Philosophy, North Texas University, called "Why We Think Nature Is Beautiful." This site presents another discussion of the Hudson River School and its relation to the environment.
I Love New York
The I Love New York website listing of Hudson River School Art Collection Locations and Descriptions.
Newington Cropsey Foundation
This Newington Cropsey Foundation website is intended to provide information about the Foundation, the artist Jasper Cropsey, and the Hudson River School of Art.
Project VIEW
"Project VIEW, a Federal Technology Innovation Challenge Grant is led by the Schenectady City School District. This innovative program is designed to open the classroom door so that students and teachers can engage in an array of boundless learning opportunities." Attached are educational pages on the Hudson River School and the Native American Landscape.
The Forges & Manor of Ringwood
"The Forges & Manor of Ringwood is an historic center, sacred ground to the Native Americans and a site of important American developments, both industrial and social, during the Colonial, Federal, and Victorian periods." Located in the Hudson Highlands in northern New Jersey, this site also has a collection of Hudson River School paintings.
Frederic E. Church (1826-1900)
"Frederic Church, one of the premier American landscape painters, will forever be associated with the Hudson River Valley, where he painted and made his home. Immensely popular in the mid-19th century, his paintings are characterized by a calmness and sense of hope."
Thomas Cole (1801-1848)
"In 1825, Cole discovered the haunting beauty of the Catskill wilderness. His exhibition of small paintings of Catskill landscapes came to the attention of prominent figures on the New York City art scene"
Asher B. Durand (1796-1886)
"An active member of the New York art community, Durand was instrumental in organizing the New-York Drawing Association in 1825 (later the National Academy of Design, which he served as president from 1845 to 1861"
William Dunlap (1766-1839)
"The first historian of the American stage, William Dunlap was a passionate lover of the arts, a gifted painter, a tireless chronicler of his day and a writer of considerable charm."
Sanford R. Gifford (1823-1880)
"Gifford's earliest works show the combined influence of Thomas Cole's style and his own nature studies."
Jasper F. Cropsey (1823-1900)
Cropsey mostly painted landscapes, copied from engravings of Claude Lorrain and other landscape artists.
Hudson River School Estates
Frederic Church's estate, Olana
"The mission of the Olana Partnership is to advocate for and support the preservation of Olana and its integral view shed, to sponsor educational programs, and to foster scholarly educational research on the artist and his property." Includes information, images, and directions to Frederic Church's estate, Olana
Cedar Grove
"Cedar Grove, the home of Thomas Cole, is one of a very limited number of National Historic Landmarks having extraordinary significance in the cultural development of the United States... it was here...that Thomas Cole established a tradition of native American landscape painting which continues to grow in importance and has come to be identified as the Hudson River School of Art."
Museums
The Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College
"The principle aim of the Center's exhibition program is to encourage experimental approaches to the presentation of the contemporary visual arts, especially approaches that reflect the center's commitment to the multidisciplinary study of art and culture."
Dia:Beacon
Dia:Beacon is the latest project from Dia Art Foundation, "one of the world's preeminent contemporary art institutions... is opening a new museum to house its renowned but rarely seen permanent collection, comprising major works of art from the 1960s to the present.... Dia:Beacon will occupy a nearly 300,000-square-foot historic printing factory."
The Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center
"The Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, has a permanent collection featuring works by Pieter Bruegel the Younger, Frederic Church, Paul Cézanne, Georgia O'Keeffe, Francis Bacon, and many others," as well as ongoing exhibits of collections on loan.
Mass MoCA
Mass MoCA is a museum of multidisciplinary contemporary art located in a 19th century mill complex in the Berkshires. The facility is in the northwestern edge of Massachusetts in North Adams and contains a gallery/museum space as well as multiple performance areas that feature and ongoing program of dance, theater, cinema, and music.
The Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art
"The Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art is dedicated to collecting, researching, interpreting, and exhibiting works of art from diverse cultures. The permanent collection spans a period of almost 4,000 years. Areas of specialization include 20th century prints and paintings, Asian art, Pre-Columbian art and artifacts, decorative arts (metals), and photographs. The Museum has a special commitment to collecting important works of art created by artists that have lived and worked in the Hudson Valley and Catskill regions" The Museum is located on the SUNY New Paltz campus.
The Norman Rockwell Museum
"The Norman Rockwell Museum houses the world's largest collection of his work, including 574 original paintings and drawings. Rockwell's Stockbridge studio is open to the public from May through October, and features original art materials, his library, furnishings, and personal items. The Museum also houses the Norman Rockwell Archives, including working photographs, letters, personal calendars, fan mail, and business documents."
Storm King Art Center
"Storm King Art Center is a museum that celebrates the relationship between sculpture and nature. Five hundred acres of landscaped lawns, fields and woodlands provide the site for postwar sculptures by internationally renowned artists...The grounds are surrounded by the undulating profiles of the Hudson Highlands, a dramatic panorama integral to the viewing experience. The sculptures are affected by changes in light and weather, so no two visits are the same."
New York State Museum
The New York State Museum is a major research and educational institution. It is dedicated to promoting inquiry and advancing knowledge in the fields of geology, biology, anthropology, and history, through the investigation of material evidence germane to New York State's past, present and future. The Museum shares this knowledge through exhibits and other means with wide and diverse audiences. It encourages these audiences to take delight in learning by participating in the discovery process central to its work.
Organizations
The Dutchess County Arts Council
"The Dutchess County Arts Council is a private, nonprofit arts service organization to promote and coordinate cultural activity and development in Dutchess County."
The Greene County Council on the Arts
"The Greene County Council on the Arts, GCCA, (seeks) to broaden and enrich the quality of life in Greene County by developing and strengthening all the arts and by fostering cultural and arts related activities in Greene County." This site includes a list of resources, links, and a calendar of events.
The Putnam Arts Council
"As a county-wide arts service agency, The Putnam Arts Council extends it's programming to reach constituents where they live and work, and to provide support for the creative development of artists, students, and cultural organizations."
The Arts Council of Rockland
"The Arts Council of Rockland promotes and encourages the arts...strives to create a climate in which creative expression flourishes and is experienced by all.... and facilitates and coordinates programs, support services, publications and forums for the entire community in the interest of enhancing the cultural life in Rockland County."
The Ulster County Arts Council
The Ulster County Arts Council had merged with the Dutchess County Arts Council.
Westchester Arts
The Westchester Arts serv(es) arts organization... artists and audiences numbering over one million.... the Council provides a wide variety of programs and services to the community designed to develop audiences for the arts, strengthen the county's cultural institutions and enrich the quality of life for all Westchester residents."
Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art
HVCCA is located in the heart of Peekskill and "is dedicated to the development and presentation of new art, exhibits and interdisciplinary programs that enrich our understanding of contemporary art, its contexts, and its relationship to social issues."
Hudson Valley Arts and Science
This non-profit organization's "mission is to celebrate and contribute to the local, cultural, and natural histories of the Hudson Valley."
Miscellaneous
Bear Systems
Bear Systems offers the following list of Mid-Hudson galleries.
The Chronogram
The Chronogram offers the following list of galleries for the region.
The Hudson Valley Magazine
The Hudson Valley Magazine offers the following gallery guide.
Art Along the Hudson
"Art Along the Hudson - 4 Cities 4 Saturdays is a year-round program, celebrating all aspects of the arts - from gallery and museum exhibits to music, dance, theatre and poetry."
Hudson Valley Theaters
This website provides a links to a number of local theaters, opera houses, and cultural centers.
Sailor Twain - or The Mermaid in the Hudson
Peppered with recognizable locations along the river and the blog’s colorful history notes, the story calls out to readers from Tarrytown, Dobbs Ferry, Peekskill, Rhinebeck, Poughkeepsie and elsewhere from Manhattan to Albany—some of whom leave comments furthering the historical research. “Sailor Twain” is, at least in part, a love-letter to the Hudson, and it argues convincingly for its place as one of the most romantic rivers in the world.
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