Thomas Cole | New Studio at the National Historic Site

“Thomas Cole: The Artist as Architect” at the Thomas Cole National Historic Site

Ally Chapel | April 29th, 2016 | Posted in Events and Exhibitions, News

The Thomas Cole National Historic Site has just announced its upcoming exhibition, Thomas Cole: The Artist as Architectwhich opens on May 1st. After years of extensive research, the Thomas Cole National Historic Site has reconstructed Thomas Cole’s “New Studio,” first built by the artist one hundred seventy years ago.

The original New Studio, 1846-1873 built by Thomas Cole

The original New Studio, 1846-1873 built by Thomas Cole

The Thomas Cole National Historic Site is made up of the nineteenth-century buildings and gardens where Thomas Cole lived and worked, including the Main House built in 1815, and the Old Studio, built in 1839. A third building, known as Cole’s New Studio, once accompanied these structures. Built in 1846, the New Studio was one of Cole’s fully realized architectural projects, but was unfortunately demolished in 1873. Reconstructed on its original footprint, the New Studio will now once again be a part of the Thomas Cole National Historic Site, exactly one hundred seventy years after it was first built by the artist. The exhibition and accompanying catalogue will focus on Cole’s architectural interests through his paintings and drawings, as well as his realized and visionary projects.

Thomas Cole: The Artist as Architect will be the first exhibition to highlight Cole’s architectural endeavors and their impact on his painting. The exhibition will feature masterpieces from important collections such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Toledo Museum of Art, and Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, among others.

Thomas Cole: The Artist as Architect
Thomas Cole National Historic Site, Catskill, New York
May 1–October 30, 2016

Ally Chapel has had a lifelong passion for the arts. Ally received her BA in art history and technology, arts and media from the University of Colorado Boulder. Prior to joining Questroyal and moving to New York City, Ally has worked at the Denver Art Museum and Mary Williams Fine Arts where she fell in love with American painting.