Hudson River Art Symposium and Tour – Olana and Thomas Cole

Date: May 19, 2007 - May 20, 2007

Location: Catskill and Hudson, NY
Contact Hours: 15
Cost: $125
Cutoff Date: May 15
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Experience Hudson River Art in all its facets. The program will take place at Cedar Grove, the home of Thomas Cole, and at Olana, the home of Frederic Church. There will be a bus ride to the sites where the Hudson River painters painted including locations which were inaccessible last summer due to flooding. Participants will hear from an eyewitness to the court case to preserve the scenic view while enjoying a sunset dinner at the very view that was saved. Participants will observe the new Durand exhibit at Cedar Grove and hear from experts about the artists and the art.

Saturday: (10:00-8:00)


  • 10:00 Mountaintop Historical Society Bus Tour (leaves from Cedar Grove)
  • 6:30 Dinner at Olana
    Harvey Flad, Vassar, “Saving the Scenic View: An Eyewitness Account”


Sunday (9:00-5:00)


  • 9:00 Olana
  • 10:30 Thomas Cole House
  • 12:00 Lunch
  • 1:00 Symposium: Asher B. Durand: Why Now? (Sponsored by the Thomas
    Cole National Historic House, the Olana State Historic Site, and the Olana Partnership (Catskill Middle School Auditorium)



Linda Ferber, New-York Historical Society, “Why Now? The Return of Asher B. Durand”
Ken Myers, Detroit Institute of Art, “Asher B. Durand and the Catskills”
Franklin Kelly, National Gallery of Art, “Allegory and Imagination in Hudson River Art”
Evelyn Trebilcock, Olana, “Durand and Church”

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