On Tuesday December 6, 2011, Jennifer Krieger will present a lecture on Women of the Hudson River School at Historic Hudson Valley’s new location in Pocantico Hills, New York, beginning at 7:30pm. As the co-curator of the groundbreaking exhibition Remember the Ladies, on view last year at the Thomas Cole National Historic Site, Jennifer will be speaking on the oft-overlooked women landscape artists of the movement spanning 1825-1875.
In conjunction with Historic Hudson Valley’s mission to present each location and its historical significance in context, Women of the Hudson River School will discuss specific sites of the historic Hudson preserve as well as the paintings they inspired. Works such as Hudson Valley at Croton Point from 1869 by Julie Hart Beers (1835-1913) will be discussed alongside architectural features found along the majestic Hudson’s shores. Looking specifically to the work of women artists and their involvement in the aesthetic dialogue of the day, Jennifer will examine the physical and lifestyle accomplishments of female painters in pioneering an exploration of the outdoors and acquiring their subject matter directly from the landscape.
This inaugural lecture will help celebrate the June 2011 opening of Historic Hudson Valley’s brand-new, purpose-built headquarters in the heart of Pocantico Hills. This marks the first time in its history that the organization, which is known for its meticulous preservation of historic structures and landscapes, has had its own building (rather than a rented space) for centralized functions such as curatorial, marketing, and administration. More significantly, the new space allows the research library to be more accessible to scholars of Hudson Valley history and culture. As well, large assembly rooms will allow for lectures and programs such as Jennifer’s.
We hope you will be able to join us at this exciting lecture to celebrate the work of women artists, and Historic Hudson Valley’s valuable contribution to the preservation of this beautiful region!
To RSVP for this free lecture, please call Historic Hudson Valley at 914-631-8200.