Paul Schweizer, Director Emeritus, Munson-Williams-Proctor Art Institute's Museum of Art
Paul Schweizer, art historian, will discuss how Cole took the old master idiom of history painting and put it in the form of American landscape to create his most iconic series, the Voyage of Life.
Schweizer will be available to sign copies of his new book Thomas Cole's Voyage of Life.
Free with museum admission
IMAGE: The Voyage of Life: Youth, Thomas Cole (1801-1848), 1839, oil sketch on wood panel, Albany Institute of History & Art purchase, 1942.56.2