Museum Reviews

Highlights at the Wadsworth Athenaeum

The Wadsworth Athenaeum, in Hartford, CT, is one of America's oldest art museums. It was founded by Daniel Wadsworth in 1842. However, it has been expanded several times since them. The museum has a little bit of everything, from paintings to porcelain, ancient Egyptian to contemporary European. It's a very pleasant place to spend an afternoon.

American Art · Art That Inspires Me

Art That Inspires Me: Thomas Cole

I don't think it will come as a surprise to anyone that Thomas Cole's work is on my list of art that inspires me. To talk about why I love Cole's work in general, I would probably have to write a whole book, so I'm going to focus on one particular painting that I recently saw for the first time. It's called A Snow Squall, and it was painted in 1825.

Museum Reviews

Art at Vassar: The Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center

The Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center is a small art museum on the campus of Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, New York. The museum contains a little bit of everything, but its claim to fame is probably its many Hudson River School paintings. The rest of the collection ranges from ancient to contemporary works in small quantities.

American Art

Female Painters of the Hudson River School, Part Two

    Back in March, I wrote a piece for DailyArt Magazine about female artists of the Hudson River School movement. I liked the idea so much that I decided to write a follow-up featuring five more artists, also for DailyArt Magazine. You can read it at the link below. Female Painters of the Hudson River… Continue reading Female Painters of the Hudson River School, Part Two

American Art

Six Female Artists of the Hudson River School

In honor of Women's History Month, my article about female artists of the Hudson River School went live today on DailyArt Magazine - the online counterpart to the Daily Art app I've been writing for. My piece features six female landscape painters who worked in nineteenth century America. The inspiration for this article came from an… Continue reading Six Female Artists of the Hudson River School

American Art of the Week

American Art of the Week: View from Mount Holyoke (The Oxbow) by Thomas Cole

Romanticist and landscape painter Thomas Cole was born in England but came to success in New York in the 1820s. He was a founder of the so-called Hudson River School. View from Mount Holyoke, Northampton, Massachusetts, after a Thunderstorm—The Oxbow, is among Cole's best-known works.