You are invited to a special evening where Dan Peck speaks about his recent book and exhibition, you'll see hundreds of Hudson River School paintings some with very local, Dutchess Stories, with food, drink and conversation.
Dan Peck will speak and take your questions
H. Daniel Peck, the John Guy Vassar, Jr., Professor Emeritus of English at Vassar College, has just authored a book and curated the exhibition, Thomas Cole’s Refrain: The Paintings of Catskill Creek, at the Thomas Cole National Historic Site.
The exhibition illuminates masterpieces from major museums and private collections. It explores the deeper meanings of Cole’s Catskill Creek paintings, considered as an integral series for the first time, based on new scholarship developed by Peck.
Created during the eighteen-year period between 1827 and 1845, during Cole’s mature career, the artist’s paintings of Catskill Creek constitute the most sustained sequence of landscape paintings he ever made.
See an extraordinary Hudson River School Collection
The event takes place at the private home of Rob and Sue Doyle. Take an up-close look at the extraordinary Collection of over 100 Hudson River School works of art, which for a short time includes a new, special collection from DCHS. The special collection includes the works of LaGrange’s Caroline Morgan Clowes. At a time when the field was almost exclusively men, Clowes featured in the main Pavilion of the 1876 Philadelphia Centennial Exhibition, along side artists, like Cole. She painted Dutchess County landscapes and farm animals, offering an intimate look into the local life of 19th century Dutchess.