The Poetry of Nature: Hudson River School Landscapes from the New-York Historical Society

Albert Bierstadt (1830–1902), Autumn Woods, 1886

September 8 – November 25, 2018

The Poetry of Nature, comprised of some 40 paintings by 25 artists ranging in date from 1818 to 1886, offers a varied survey of important paintings conceived in the style of the Hudson River School and further enriched by each artist's personal vision. The exhibition also offers an opportunity to explore the exchanges of influence among a group of artists whose social and professional networks in New York City and at their favored sketching grounds established an artistic vision that we now recognize as the Hudson River School.


Jay Sugarman, host of NewTV's Museum Open House program, interviews Erin Corrales-Diaz, assistant curator of American Art, about The Poetry of Nature and the Hudson River School art movement
Presented by Jay Sugarman, October 31, 2018

Worcester Telegram & Gazette
Thers's a can't-miss display at Worcester Art Museum until Nov. 25
By Mark Blazis, October 29, 2018

The Boston Globe
The Worcester Art Museum presents the landscape as national love letter
By Cate McQuaid, September 26, 2018

This exhibition has been organized by the New-York Historical Society.

Lead Sponsor:
Skinner Auctioneers
Supporting Sponsors:
Cole Contracting, Inc. and Imperial Distributors, Inc.
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Media Partners: The Boston Globe and WGBH

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Selected Images

George Henry Boughton (1833–1905), Hudson River Valley from Fort Putnam, West Point, 1855 Louisa Davis Minot (1788–1858), Niagara Falls, 1818 Sanford Robinson Gifford (1823–1880), Landscape with River (Scene in Northern New York), 1849