The Thomas Cole National Historic Site Announces the Opening of the Two-Part Exhibition “Women Reframe American Landscape.” The show reinserts 19th-Century artist Susie Barstow into the history of landscape painting and presents contemporary artists who expand and challenge “land” and “landscape” today.
Women Reframe American Landscape: Susie Barstow & Her Circle, Contemporary Practices
May 6–October 29, 2023: Thomas Cole National Historic Site, Catskill, NY
November 16, 2023–March 31, 2024: New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, CT
This exhibition is the first retrospective of the 19th-century American landscape paintings of Susie Barstow, despite the fact that she was highly acclaimed during her lifetime.
The internationally acclaimed contemporary artists include Teresita Fernández, Guerrilla Girls, Marie Lorenz, Tanya Marcuse, Mary Mattingly, Ebony G. Patterson, Anna Plesset, Jean Shin, Wendy Red Star, Jaune Quick-to-See Smith, Cecilia Vicuña, Kay WalkingStick, and Saya Woolfalk.
The exhibition is curated by Dr. Nancy Siegel, Professor of Art History at Towson University; Kate Menconeri, Chief Curator and Director of Curatorial Affairs, Contemporary Art, and Fellowship at the Thomas Cole National Historic Site, and Amanda Malmstrom, Associate Curator at the Thomas Cole National Historic Site.
It features more than 70 objects, including never-before-seen works from Barstow’s archive, major new artworks, and site-specific installations by contemporary artists.
For more details, please visit thomascole.org.