A landmark exhibition is proud to feature nearly 50 of the most important artworks to ever emerge from the Hudson River School. Where?
The famed Hudson River School is a frequent reference among the greatest American realist painters today. These artists’ images of America’s landscapes have captivated viewers for well over a century, and they will remain an invaluable piece of this country’s heritage. Nearly 50 of the most outstanding examples from the Hudson River School are on view at the Milwaukee Art Museum during “Nature and the American Vision: The Hudson River School.”

Jasper Francis Cropsey, “Sunset Lake George,” 1867, oil on canvas, 21 1/4 x 44 in. (c) New York Historical Society 2016

Via the exhibition webpage: “Imagine Niagara Falls, the Sierra Nevada Mountains, the Yosemite Valley … untouched by the industrial age in their natural beauty and splendor. There were no road signs cluttering the landscape; in fact, there were few roads. ‘Nature and the American Vision: The Hudson River School’ transcends centuries to show visitors the powerful, breathtaking vistas that defined our heritage and shaped our nation. The landmark exhibition includes nearly 50 of the most important artworks of the first half of American history—many of them monumental in size—and comes from the acclaimed collection of the New-York Historical Society. Several paintings are coming to the Museum directly from exhibition at the Louvre.”
To learn more, visit the Milwaukee Art Museum.
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Andrew Webster is the former Editor of Fine Art Today and worked as an editorial and creative marketing assistant for Streamline Publishing. Andrew graduated from The University of North Carolina at Asheville with a B.A. in Art History and Ceramics. He then moved on to the University of Oregon, where he completed an M.A. in Art History. Studying under scholar Kathleen Nicholson, he completed a thesis project that investigated the peculiar practice of embedded self-portraiture within Christian imagery during the 15th and early 16th centuries in Italy.


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