Hudson River School Highlights: Landscapes From The New-York Historical Society's Collections at New-York Historical Society

02/10/12 through 04/01/12 170 Central Park West Map

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The Hudson River School has long been 'at home' in the New-York Historical Society. New-York Historical's first membership diploma was engraved around 1821 by Asher B. Durand. The 1858 deposit of Luman Reed's pioneering collection of American art brought iconic landscapes by Thomas Cole and Durand to the New-York Historical Society's Museum. Gifts by Durand's family in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century assembled a collection of more than 375 works by the artist, making New-York Historical the primary Durand repository. Robert L. Stuart's collection further enriched the collections with works by these artists and with stellar landscapes by Jasper Cropsey and John F. Kensett. Works selected from these holdings, as well as landscapes by Jervis McEntee, Francis A Silva, and portraits of Hudson River School "Founders," Cole and Durand, will enrich Hudson River School Highlights, twenty-five paintings on view in the Luman Reed Galleries. Of particular interest are over half a dozen of Durand's famous Studies from Nature and two of his extraordinary full scale sepia landscape cartoons.

Venue Description: A trip to New York wouldn’t be complete without a visit to the New-York Historical Society with four centuries of history and art – plus the only Children’s History Museum in the area. It hits the spot for anyone craving an offbeat (and often surprising) bite of the city’s culture easily digested in an hour or two. Quirky, smart, immersive and across the street from beautiful Central Park, it offers a rich taste of the city.

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