We are still in Eden... shall we turn from it? - Thomas Cole
The Thomas Cole National Historic Site in Catskill, New York, offers an array of online programs covering the painter Thomas Cole, his period in America and the Hudson River School artists.
Visit the website to enjoy videos of Sunday Salons with talks by leading American art scholars, Curator's Talks about exhibitions, and Thomas Cole Site original videos and insights.
The Beecher Lectures include the most recent talk by Alan Wallach, Ph.D, Ralph H. Wark Professor of Art and Art History and Professor of American Studies Emeritus, College of William & Mary. The lecture is entitled, “What’s In a Name? Interpreting Thomas Cole’s Course of Empire,” and explores Cole’s epic series of paintings The Course of Empire, 1835-1836, and how it embodies the artist’s concern for the future of the United States.
Experience Thomas Cole's paintings and writings accompanied by scholarly analysis on the website explorethomascole.org
For the kids, there is the chance to Read Thomas Cole's story by illustrator and author Hudson Talbott. Learn with free curriculum-based lesson plans for schoolchildren using American art to teach American history themes such as the Industrial Revolution.