This program will be available for sale to the general public starting on June 7, 2023.Want to purchase your tickets before then? Become a member today, or if you are already a member, log in to purchase your tickets. The Hudson River School: Art, History, Science, and National Identity Afternoon Lecture/Seminar Friday, August 25, 2023 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. ET Add to calendar iCalendar Gmail Yahoo Mail Outlook Outlook.com Code: 1H0780 Location: This online program is presented on Zoom. Select your Tickets $20 Member $25 Non-Member Resize text Niagara (detail) by Frederic Edwin Church, 1857 The paintings of the Hudson River School artists define our image of early 19th-century America: romantic, light-suffused landscapes that capture the wonders of nature and the promise of an expanding nation. Works by painters such as Thomas Cole, Asher B. Durand, and Frederic Edwin Church—in addition to the less well-known Sarah Cole, Susie Barstow, and Mary Josephine Walters—synthesize the European landscape tradition with a distinctly American view of nature, science, and spirituality reflected in Thoreau and Emerson. The results range from Church’s dramatic views of Niagara Falls to Durand’s idealized landscapes bathed in a golden glow. Art historian Heidi Applegate examines the themes that circle around the group of diverse artists now assigned the Hudson River School name. A title that once identified their favorite locales, it became a disparaging term when American artistic tastes turned from landscape and genre subjects to more cosmopolitan themes influenced by European-trained painters after the Civil War. She explores why these Hudson River School artists were so popular, how they fell out of favor, and why their art has generated renewed interest. World Art History Certificate elective: Earn 1/2 credit* General Information View Common FAQs and Policies about our Online Programs on Zoom. *Enrolled participants in the World Art History Certificate Program receive 1/2 elective credit. Not yet enrolled? Learn about the program, its benefits, and how to register here.