Date - March 3, 2016
6:30 pm until 8:00 pm
Greenwich Historical Society
39 Strickland Road
Cos Cob, CT, 06807
GREENWICH HISTORICAL SOCIETY
Exploring the Hudson River School with Elizabeth Kornhauser from The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Thursday, March 3, 2016
Please join me for this lecture on the Hudson River School, presented by the Greenwich Historical Society. This program will be open to the public, and will be preceded by a light reception and be followed by a Q&A with Dr. Kornhauser.
From the website: greenwichhistory.org
In the first half of the 19th century, a group of like-minded painters, poets and writers working in New York City developed a distinctive American vision of the American landscape that came to be known as the Hudson River School. Employing Thomas Cole’s work, landscape scenes from the Hudson River to Yosemite and scenes from the Arctic and South America, Dr. Elizabeth Mankin Kornhauser, Alice Pratt Brown Curator of American Paintings and Sculpture at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, will talk about how these powerful interpretations of the American landscape shaped our national and cultural identity, and how they demonstrated an early awareness of the value of preserving natural sites for future generations. Characterized by their reverence for the natural world, these works continue to present an artistic case for preservation, resonating as strongly today as they did when created.
One of the foremost experts in American art, Dr. Kornhauser oversees the American paintings collection and participated in its 2012 reinstallation at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. She co-curated the Met’s Thomas Hart Benton’s America Today Mural Rediscovered, Sargent: Portraits of Artists and Friends and George Caleb Bingham and the River. She served as Deputy Director, Chief Curator and Krieble Curator of American Paintings at the Wadsworth Atheneum, where she organized and authored catalogues for major exhibitions ranging from Ralph Earl to the Hudson River School to Marsden Hartley.
Dr. Kornhauser received a PhD from Boston University in American Studies and an MA from the Cooperstown Graduate Programs in American Folk Culture. The recipient of numerous grants and awards related to the study of American art, Ms. Kornhauser serves as a member of the advisory board of the Thomas Cole Historic Site and has taught undergraduate and graduate courses at Trinity College in Hartford.
At the Vanderbilt Education Center
Doors open at 6:30 for light refreshments.
The 45-minute lecture begins at 7:00, followed by a 15-minute Q&A session.
Members: $15; nonmembers $20
Free for teachers, student and patron-level members
Reservations required. Please call 203-869-6899, Ext. 10 or register on the Greenwich Historical Society website.
Greenwich Historical Society, 39 Strickland Road, Cos Cob, Connecticut