Thursday, January 10, 2013
Field Trip to the NY Historical Society
Last Monday the core class student body took an afternoon field trip to the NY Historical Society, where we were treated to a private lecture and sketching tour of the exhibition Nature and the American Vision: The Hudson River School. Linda Ferber, Vice President and Director of the Museum division for the Historical Society, and Jacob Collins kindly spoke and answered questions relating to the paintings and their history.
It was a fascinating opportunity to get up close to blockbuster Hudson River School works such as The Course of Empire by Thomas Cole, Donner Lake from the Summit by Albert Bierstadt, and other North American, South American, European and Arctic works from 19th century American luminaries. Even better to be surrounded by fellow artists and historians!