Clowes Preview

A Limited Number of Exhibition Preview Tickets Are Now Available

Thursday, November 3rd
5:30 to 7:30 pm
at Locust Grove

$85 per person.

Fertile Ground:
The Hudson Valley Animal Paintings
of Caroline Clowes

Featuring items from the extensive Hart-Hubbard Collection at the Dutchess County Historical Society, the exhibition of the diaries, photographs and letters of this LaGrange woman who earned an international reputation is both beautiful see, and a compelling story of someone determined to overcome early obstacles. The exhibition runs from November 4th through December 30th, Wednesdays to Sundays 2:00 to 5:00. Free to the public, no appointment necessary for normal exhibition hours.

The Dutchess County Historical Society in Partnership with Locust Grove Estate, with the generous support of the Members’ Fund of the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center at Vassar College, is pleased to present the work, life and legacy of

Caroline Morgan Clowes (1838-1904)

for a limited number of persons  at Locust Grove, 2683 South Road, Poughkeepsie NY 12601

Cocktails, Soft Drinks and Hors d’oeuvres served by Simply Gourmet

Reception Tickets – $85/person

Purchase tickets online through eventbright (there is a handling charge) or purchase your tickets by calling Locust Grove at 845-454-4500 7-days a week between 10:00 am and 5:00 pm, before October 25 please.

This exhibition focuses on the art and life of one of the Hudson Valley’s first professional female artists,Caroline Morgan Clowes (1838-1904). Featuring 25 of her paintings alongside dozens of objects from the artist’s extensive archive—sketches, family letters, and other ephemera—Fertile Ground examines Clowes’ early life in LaGrange, New York; her budding professionalism in New York City; and her mature practice as a financially successful artist. Her delicately rendered and heartwarming genre paintings of sheep, cows, horses, chickens, and dogs offer a glimpse into the lives of Hudson Valley’s nineteenth-century residents.