No. 425: Holiday clips: Cole’s Catskill Creek

Episode No. 425 of The Modern Art Notes Podcast is a holiday clips episode featuring curator H. Daniel Peck.

The Hudson River Museum in Yonkers, NY is presenting “Thomas Cole’s Refrain: The Paintings of Catskill Creek.” The exhibition considers Cole’s paintings of Catskill Creek, a 46-mile long river that drains part of the Catskill Mountains and enters the Hudson just below the town of Catskill, as a series. It includes 12 Coles and paintings of Catskill Creek by artists who followed Cole, including Asher B. Durand and Frederic Edwin Church. It originated at the Thomas Cole National Historic Site in Catskill, New York.

“Thomas Cole’s Refrain” was curated by H. Daniel Peck, a professor emeritus at Vassar College. It is on view through February 23, 2020. Peck is also the author of an excellent accompanying book also titled “Thomas Cole’s Refrain.” It was published by Cornell University Press’s Three Hills imprint. Amazon offers it for $32.

For images of artwork discussed on the program see Episode No. 402.

Air date: December 26, 2019.

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