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Gallery Talk: Nature’s Nation: The Hudson River School
July 13, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Jenny Parsons, Assistant Curator
Come learn how paintings by America’s first landscape painters such as Thomas Cole, Asher B. Durand, and Frederic Church reflect their unique “naturalist impulse,” including their direct observation of nature, their evolving ideas about American identity, and their interests in modern science.
Painting: Thomas Cole (1801–1848), Study for “A Wild Scene,” 1831, Oil on canvas, 11 x 17 in., Florence Griswold Museum, Gift of The Hartford Steam Boiler Inspection and Insurance Company