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A History of Art in the Hudson River Valley


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Storm King Art Center in New Windsor, NY

January 17 - February 21, 2024

1-3 pm

Bower's Museum, Kershaw Auditorium

Lecturer: Annalee Andres

Cost: $195

In this six-week session, Annalee Andres will explore the history and development of the arts in New York’s Hudson River Valley.  The Hudson River Valley has long been a site of artistic innovation, when, in the 19th Century, the Hudson River School of artists was lead by Thomas Cole and his protégé Frederic Edwin  Church, and focused on landscape painting in the Catskill Mountain range.   Since then, this 300 mile stretch of land from Albany to New York City which follows the path of the Hudson river estuary, has drawn artists and their patrons.  The Rockefellers and the Vanderbilts both built stately mansions along the river.  Sculptors, in particular, have been drawn to the open spaces of the valley, which inspired the founding of the uniquely beautiful outdoor sculpture garden of Storm King.  In 2007, the DIA foundation moved into a 300,000 square foot site in Beacon, establishing the Hudson River Valley as a destination for contemporary art lovers.  The Hudson River Valley has drawn artists for over 150 years and continues to do so today.  Join us as we explore the development of this unique place


Pay $195


Venmo: @artincontext

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