The Artist’s House: Frederic Church & The Hudson River School
Frederic Church was a preeminent artist of the Hudson River School, America’s first art movement. Visitors will learn about Church’s early years as a student of artist Thomas Cole, the inspiration for his work, and his exploration of the intersection between spirituality and 19th century advancement in the natural sciences. Discussion will consider the historic importance of this aesthetic moment and the changing of landscape painting. This tour visits select first floor rooms in the Main House including the East Parlor, the Sitting Room, Church’s Studio, and the Piazza overlooking an expansive view.