Hudson River Valley Painters Package
The Albany Institute of History and Art is New York’s oldest museum. It holds a large and important collection of nineteenth-century American landscape paintings, works often associated with the term “Hudson River School.” They number more than ninety paintings and range in dimension from large wall-sized canvases to small business card-sized oil sketches on paper. In the summer of 2017, the Institute opened the exhibition The Hudson River School: Landscape Paintings from the Albany Institute. For the first time, nearly all ninety paintings from this important collection are on view. These landscapes, painted by artists like Thomas Cole, Frederic Church, Jasper Cropsey, Asher Durand, and many others, capture America’s scenic grandeur in all its magnificence from rugged coastal scenery to imposing mountains and rivers.
Come visit Albany, New York and enjoy all the beauty of the Upper Hudson Valley. Stay at the Morgan State House, an historic brownstone inn located adjacent to Albany’s premier Washington Park. Enjoy complimentary admission for two to the Albany Institute of History & Art. Finish your night with a lovely dinner at any of our near-by participating restaurants.
Continue exploring the Hudson River School art movement in the Hudson Valley! On day two of your stay, take a day trip to the Thomas Cole Historic Site, the home and studio of the movement’s founder Thomas Cole. Then visit nearby Olana State Historic Site, artist Frederick Church’s longtime studio and residence. Both are only a short 30-40- minute drive from Albany.
Photo Credit: 1930.7.2_ColeThomas: The Van Rensselaer Manor House, Thomas Cole (1801-1848), 1841, oil on canvas, Albany Institute of History & Art, bequest of Miss Katherine E. Turnbull, 1930.7.2