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Thomas Cole's Paper Trail

  • Dates: June 16, 2018 - November 25, 2018
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Overview

    In 1818, the youthful Thomas Cole left England with his parents to begin a new life in the United States.  After several years of struggle and relocation, he began to receive praise as a landscape artist in 1825. Now, during the bicentennial year of his arrival in the United States, this naturalized American artist is being publicly recognized once again at museums and historic sites on both sides of the Atlantic. The exhibition, Thomas Cole's Paper Trail, highlights selections from the Albany Institute's holdings of Cole's drawings and manuscript materials, including his earliest sketchbook and tree studies of 1823, his account book that lists the arrival of Frederic Church as a student, drawings of the Hudson River scenes that were likely meant to be engraved as a collection of picturesque prints and much more.