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Art in Context in   

NY's Hudson River Valley

September 2024  

Join Art in Context as we take in the vistas of Thomas Cole and Frederick Church and explore the Hudson River Valley and learn about America’s history. We will stay from Sunday to Friday in the Valley, based in the quaint, centrally located town of Beacon. From there we will launch each day for adventures via coach.

We will visit the significant Contemporary art sites in the Valley, including DIA: Beacon, Storm King Art Center and private tour of Wright’s home Manitoga.  Colonial history will be discussed as we visit Westpoint in the Hudson Highlands and have lunch at Macarthur’s Riverview.

The trip will also be rich in 19th century history of the Valley. We cruise the Hudson River, have a private tour of Frederick Church’s Olana and visit Thomas Coles Historic Home at the base of the Catskill ranges.  All the while, taking plenty of time to explore the happening town of Hudson. We will also visit some of the Great Estates of the valley with art in mind and visit the Rockefeller chapel in Pontico Hills to view the stain glass windows by Matisse and Chagall.

 We will be staying at the well-located Roundhouse Hotel in Beacon. Art in Context is organizing a group flight to NY and airport transfer (separate fee).  It is also possible to train directly to/from Beacon from Grand Central in NYC,   The itinerary is organized to arrive in Beacon on Sunday, September 22nd and depart on Friday, September 27th. 

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Thomas Cole, Sunrise in the Catskills, 1827 DC: National Gallery of Art CC
Storm King Art Center Windsor, NY Wikipedia Commons
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