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Born on this day: Edward Hopper

Published on July 19th, 2017 by Ally Chapel

Born on this day in 1882, Edward Hopper became America’s foremost modernist painter. As a poet of quotidian scenes, he is known as one of the twentieth century’s most admired realist painters, as well as one of the greatest American scene painters, whose works are still considered icons of modern art. …continue reading or post a comment

100 Years of Andrew Wyeth

Published on June 15th, 2017 by Jenny Lyubomudrova

This summer marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of American realist Andrew Wyeth. …continue reading or post a comment

Thomas Cole National Historic Site: New Beginnings

Published on May 5th, 2017 by Ally Chapel

With the increase of light and warmth, spring is the season of hope and renewal. Nestled in Catskill, New York, the Thomas Cole National Historic Site marks the birthplace of American art, where the Hudson River School of landscape painting began. On April 30, the Thomas Cole National Historic Site offered free admission and …continue reading or post a comment


William Merritt Chase: A Traveling Retrospective Celebrates the Diverse Career of the Modern Master

Published on October 25th, 2016 by Jenny Lyubomudrova

William Merritt Chase (1849–1916) was instrumental in the development of modern American art. Perhaps one of the only figures to be celebrated both at home and in Europe during his lifetime, Chase represents a contemporary cosmopolitanism that was unparalleled by any other American painter in his time. …continue reading or post a comment

Childe Hassam, Ten Pound Island, 1896

What to See: Top American Art Exhibitions for May 2016

Published on May 11th, 2016 by Jenny Lyubomudrova

The month of May marks the opening of several exciting American art exhibitions, showcasing works by important artists such as Thomas Cole, Winslow Homer, Childe Hassam, and Marsden Hartley. The following are our top picks for this month’s American art exhibitions. …continue reading or post a comment

“Thomas Cole: The Artist as Architect” at the Thomas Cole National Historic Site

Published on April 30th, 2016 by Ally Chapel

The Thomas Cole National Historic Site has just announced its upcoming exhibition, Thomas Cole: The Artist as Architectwhich opens on May 1st. After years of extensive research, the Thomas Cole National Historic Site has reconstructed Thomas Cole’s “New Studio,” first built by the artist one hundred seventy years ago. Find out more on our Hudson River School blog.

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Theodore Robinson, Afternoon Shadows, Samuel P. Harn Musem of Art

The Allure of Monet and the Rise of American Impressionism

Published on February 19th, 2016 by Jenny Lyubomudrova

While landscape painting in the nineteenth century was characterized by grandeur and a strict adherence to academicism, late nineteenth century artists began to favor the depiction of transitory light effects over realism. In the United States, post–Civil War period, cosmopolitanism led to both an increase in the popularity of European painting among collectors and an influx of American artists traveling to Europe to study. …continue reading or post a comment

Maurer, Lanscape Autumn

Alfred Maurer Exhibition the First of its Kind

Published on April 23rd, 2015 by Nina Sangimino

Acting as a bridge between America and Europe during the advent of Modernism, Alfred Maurer (1868–1932) was integral in introducing the newest styles of painting …continue reading or post a comment


Georgia O’Keeffe and the Southwestern Still Life

Published on February 11th, 2015 by Mishele Begun

Georgia O’Keeffe and the Southwestern Still Life takes a unique stance by demonstrating how still lifes are able to encapsulate a place and, more specifically, how much the works on view embody the Southwest. …continue reading or post a comment

Whistler, Nocturne, Blue and Gold, Battersea Bridge, Tate, oil painting

American Art Finds Fans Worldwide

Published on January 17th, 2015 by Nina Sangimino

Starting with the Hudson River School painters, the Grand Tour became an important part of an American artist’s education. An extended trip throughout Europe to study classic art and architecture was required …continue reading or post a comment