Thursday, October 20, 2011

Good Reason to Cross the River

This Sunday, October 23, at 2 p.m., at the Thomas Cole National Historic Site, Franklin Kelly, the Deputy Director and Chief Curator at the National Galley of Art, will present a lecture entitled "Two of a Kind: Thomas Cole's Landscape Pairs." The lecture explores the many ways Cole created paired landscapes and used them to convey complex meanings. Some readers may remember that Kelly was the co-curator of the Sanford R. Gifford retrospective exhibited at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in 2003 and 2004. The lecture is the sixth in the historic site's series of annual lectures by major speakers on American landscape painting. 

Admission is $7 ($5 for members) and is "first come first served." The Thomas Cole House is located at 218 Spring Street in Catskill, near the entrance to the Rip Van Winkle Bridge. 

Reproduced above are Thomas Cole's works Roman Campagna and Evening at Arcady, both 1843, at the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art. 

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