19th-Century American Landscape Paintings from the New-York Historical Society
Sponsored by Phillips Museum of Art
Friday, September 13, 2013-Sunday, December 15, 2013
The Hudson River School emerged during the second quarter of the 19th century in New York City, the booming port and commercial metropolis at the mouth of the Hudson River. There, a loosely knit group of artists, together with like-minded poets and writers, forged the first self-consciously “American” landscape vision and literary voice. The Hudson River to Niagara Falls showcases 24 important paintings, executed between 1818 and 1890, drawn from the venerable collection of the New-York Historical Society, the oldest museum in New York. These works depict landscapes, historic sites, natural wonders, and waterways of New York State.
This event is open to the public.