Program Type:Arts & Crafts, Lectures
Join us in the Scott Room to hear Dashiell Jordan, chief librarian of the Newington-Cropsey Foundation in Hastings-on-Hudson, discuss the 19th century Hudson River School painters and their influences. Considered one of the first truly American schools of art, Hudson River School painters - the term was initially used disparagingly by European art critics - were inspired by the aesthetics of Romanticism to depict the vistas of North America using themes of discovery, exploration, and settlement.
Mr. Jordan will trace the history of landscape painting and the various artists that loosely comprised the Hudson River School during a pivotal moment of the development of American fine arts. There will be time for questions and answers after the presentation.