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Dr. Elizabeth Kornhauser Continues Tradition at the Thomas Cole Historic Site

Chelsea DeLay | October 5th, 2012 | Posted in News

On October 14, the Thomas Cole National Historic Site will welcome Dr. Elizabeth Mankin Kornhauser, the Senior Curator of American Painting at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, in continuance with a tradition first initiated in 2006.  Dr. Kornhauser will be be speaking at the Seventh Annual Raymond Beecher lecture event, named after the eponymous Green County Historian and avid benefactor of the Thomas Cole Historic Site.  In the past, esteemed guest speakers have lectured on a range of topics, such as The Englishness of Thomas Cole, Two of a Kind: Thomas Cole’s Landscape Pairs, Outdoor Men: Masculinity and the Antebellum Landscape Painter, and Thomas Cole: Pioneer, Predecessor, and Prophet. Dr. Kornhauser’s expertise will undoubtedly draw a large crowd to this annual event, which has become a favorite tradition for both members and the public.


View of the Thomas Cole House, part of the Thomas Cole National Historic Site

Chelsea DeLay is a Researcher at Questroyal Fine Art. Chelsea earned her MA in art business at Sotheby’s Institute of Art in New York, and her BA in art history and classical studies. Her interest in American paintings first began while working at an auction house on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, and has multiplied exponentially since joining the Questroyal team.