The Hudson River School and the Nineteenth-Century Landscape

July 23, 2015–August 23, 2015

Artists of the Hudson River School painted and sketched a variety of landscapes during the fifty-year period from 1825 to 1875. The American wilderness, which has now come to define the school, represents only one. These same artists also painted scenes of rural farms and gardens, manufacturing facilities and scenic tourist sites. Their works portray a visual history of the American landscape during decades of rapid change and transformation. This exhibition draws from the Albany Institute's collection and includes paintings by several artists associated with the Hudson River School, including Thomas Cole, Frederic Edwin Church, James and William Hart, Alfred Thompson Bricher, and others.