A Holiday Gathering in Thomas Cole’s New Studio
Saturday, December 10, 2016
Join the special holiday event that will take place in our new building, the reconstructed New Studio. The proceeds will support the 2017 exhibition that will open here in the Spring, entitled “Sanford Gifford in the Catskills,” curated by Kevin J. Avery of The Metropolitan Museum of Art. The evening will begin at 5 pm in the soaring interior of the New Studio, all decked out with holiday style. You are then invited to one of six magnificent nearby private homes for a scrumptious holiday dinner, seated around a table with both old friends and new acquaintances. Your meal might be served in an 1810 home with sweeping views of the Hudson River, or a meticulously restored 18th-century stone house. All of the dinners will be lovingly prepared with the best holiday splendor in mind. Thank you for your support of this historic site where American art was born.
Tickets for the cocktail portion only are $45 each. Cocktails plus dinner is $135 per person. Sponsorships are available at $500 or $1000, both including two tickets to cocktails and dinner. Seating for the dinners is extremely limited.
Tickets will go on sale Thursday, November 10 at thomascole.org/events
About the Thomas Cole National Historic Site
Thomas Cole National Historic Site (TCNHS) preserves and interprets the home and studios of Thomas Cole, the founder of the Hudson River School of painting, the nation's first major art movement. Located on 6 acres in the Hudson Valley, the site includes the 1815 Main House, 1839 Old Studio, the newly reconstructed 1846 New Studio, and several other buildings. It is a National Historic Landmark and an affiliated area of the National Park System. Following a restoration of the Main House, the TCNHS opened to the public in 2001. TCNHS activities include guided tours, exhibitions, printed publications, extensive online programs, activities for school groups, free community events, lectures, and innovative public programs such as the Hudson River School Art Trail—a map and website that enables visitors to see the nearby views that Cole painted. Each year, the TCNHS organizes a loan exhibition of Hudson River School paintings, providing a first-hand experience with the art movement that Cole founded. The goal of all programs at the TCNHS is to enable visitors to find meaning and inspiration in Thomas Cole’s life and work. The themes that Cole explored in his art and writings—such as landscape preservation and our conception of nature as a restorative power—are both historic and timely, providing the opportunity to connect to audiences with insights that are highly relevant to their own lives.
Thomas Cole’s home, studios, special exhibitions, and grounds are open May – October, Tuesday – Sunday 9:30 to 5pm. For details visit: www.thomascole.org.