Sunday, February 2, at the Hudson River Museum (Yonkers, NY), artist James McElhinney; art historian Katherine Manthorne; and Frances F. Dunwell, Hudson River Estuary Coordinator at the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation will gather to discuss the dynamic and interdependent underpinnings of the Hudson Valley landscape across time, space, and consciousness. The discussion will be moderated by Laura Vookles, Chair of the HRM’s Curatorial Department.
Visit https://www.hrm.org/ for more details.
Also at Hudson River Museum:
Thomas Cole’s Refrain: The Paintings of Catskill Creek
Through February 23
“Thomas Cole’s Refrain: The Paintings of Catskill Creek” will illuminate masterpieces from major museums and private collections and explore the deeper meanings of Cole’s Catskill Creek paintings, considered as an integral series, for the first time. The exhibition is based on new scholarship developed by H. Daniel Peck, Exhibition Curator and the John Guy Vassar Jr. Professor Emeritus of English at Vassar College, in his book of the same title, published by Three Hills, an imprint of Cornell University Press.
Created during the 18-year period between 1827 and 1845, which spans Thomas Cole’s mature career, the artist’s paintings of Catskill Creek constitute the most sustained sequence of landscape paintings he ever made.
More details: https://www.hrm.org/exhibitions/thomas-coles-refrain/
James McElhinney: Discover the Hudson Anew
Through February 16
“James McElhinney: Discover the Hudson Anew” presents the painter’s sketch books and prints related to the river in a comprehensive showing for the first time. A video program, animating turning pages, will allow visitors to see additional sketchbook paintings.
McElhinney says he wants his art to demonstrate “that constructive dialogue between humanity and nature is alive and well, while underscoring how art provides durable and dynamic modes of engagement.”
Janelle Lynch: Another Way of Looking at Love
Through February 16
View color photographs of Catskills foliage from Janelle Lynch’s series “Another Way of Looking at Love.” Finding subjects on her wooded property during all seasons, Lynch (American, born 1969) focuses closely on dense trees, plants, and flowers to encourage us to look more intently and think more deeply about our natural surroundings.
The title of the series is a quote from contemporary British philosopher Alain de Botton, who believes that love is about making connections and about long-term, pro-active commitment. His ideas resonated with Lynch, who related them to her own work reimagining our relationship to nature, the planet, and each other.
More details: https://www.hrm.org/exhibitions/janelle-lynch/