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"Art and Nature: The Hudson River School"
1999-10-15 until 1999-12-19
Hudson River Museum
USA United States of America
An exhibition of one of the largest and most important collections of Hudson River School paintings, Art and Nature: The Hudson River School, will make its first Northeast stop this year at The Hudson River Museum in Yonkers, NY. This exhibition of the world-renowned collection of 19th century landscape paintings from the Albany Institute of History and Art will open Friday, Oct. 15, 1999, and coincides with the grand reopening of the newly restored Glenview Mansion. It will feature 26 paintings from the major Hudson River School artists, the group that received their name from critics and historians because of their passion for painting landscape scenes, especially along the Hudson River.
The Albany Institute, founded in 1791, has been collecting Hudson River School paintings for almost 100 years. This is the first time the collection is being displayed outside of Albany.
The opening of the exhibition coincides with the grand reopening of Glenview Mansion at The Hudson River Museum. The reopening features two new galleries which give visitors the opportunity to view the beautiful paintings while overlooking the actual Hudson River. The Hudson River School paintings will be on display in the Glenview Galleries through Sunday, Dec. 19, 1999.
The Hudson River School paintings date back to the 1820s, when many Americans associated nature with God. By the end of the 19th century, interest in the Hudson River School declined. The paintings were viewed as not worldly enough. The trend continued after World War II, as America became the center for modern, abstract art. However, during the 1960s and 1970s, the Hudson River School began its resurgence, and today the paintings enjoy international acclaim for their transcendental beauty.