This Sunday, September 18, Historic Hudson presents "Faith, Pain, and the Faraway in Sanford Gifford's Landscape Paintings," a lecture by Alexander Nemerov. The event takes place at 2:00 p.m. at Stair Galleries, 549 Warren Street.
Hudson River School painter Sanford Robinson Gifford grew up in Hudson, in the house shown in the picture below, which once stood at the corner of Columbia and Sixth streets. At the time, this section of what is now Columbia Street was known as Gifford Place. The belvedere on the roof was constructed as Sanford's studio.
The lecture will be available in person and on Zoom. Tickets are $15 for Historic Hudson members, $20 for nonmembers, and can be purchased online at historichudson.org or at the door. After the lecture, those who attend in person will have the opportunity to visit the Dr. Oliver Bronson House, Historic Hudson's long-term restoration project on the grounds of the Hudson Correctional Facility.