American Landscape Painting and “the Newly Invented Stigma.” Rethinking the Hudson River School

The “Hudson River School” has come to suggest a much-loved and respected group of American artists; but the history of the term offers some surprises. Art Historian Timothy Barringer explores the strange history of the term “Hudson River School,” which was used to criticize art that was considered old-fashioned and provincial. So why do we still use it? This lecture considers the possibility of describing American landscape painting in other ways that might do justice to the panoramic richness and ambition, as represented in the collections of the Albany Institute.

  • Included with Museum Admission

Sunday, April 29 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm

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