painter http://wamc.org en "Master, Mentor, Master: Thomas Cole & Frederic Church" At The Thomas Cole Historic Site http://wamc.org/post/master-mentor-master-thomas-cole-frederic-church-thomas-cole-historic-site <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Thomas Cole was the founder of The Hudson River School of painting – the mid-19th century American art movement of landscape paintings with an aesthetic vision influenced by romanticism.</p><p><a href="http://www.thomascole.org/">The Thomas Cole Historic Site</a> in Catskill, NY has a new exhibition entitled Master, Mentor, Master: Thomas Cole &amp; Frederic Church which is on view now and will be until November 2nd 2014. They are also running a capital campaign is to bring back one of the few known architectural creations of Thomas Cole – his New Studio.</p><p>Here to tell us more are Betsy Jacks, ‎Director at Thomas Cole Historic Site and Kate Menconari, the site’s curator.</p><p> Thu, 01 May 2014 15:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 89463 at http://wamc.org "Master, Mentor, Master: Thomas Cole & Frederic Church" At The Thomas Cole Historic Site Darren Waterston's "Filthy Lucre" At MASS MoCA http://wamc.org/post/darren-waterstons-filthy-lucre-mass-moca <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Painter <a href="http://www.darrenwaterston.com/">Darren Waterston's</a> installation <em>Filthy Lucre</em> is the centerpiece of <em>Uncertain Beauty</em>, his new exhibition at <a href="http://www.massmoca.org">MASS MoCA</a> in North Adams, MA (on view through January 2015). It is a contemporary re-imagining of James McNeill Whistler's 1876 decorative masterpiece <em>Harmony in Blue and Gold: The Peacock Room</em>.</p><p>A soundscape featuring voice and cello composed by the New York-based trio <a href="http://www.hellobetty.com/">BETTY</a> can be heard intermittently through the space, punctuating the silence with hauntingly beautiful reverberations.</p><p> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 15:35:00 +0000 Sarah LaDuke 88384 at http://wamc.org Darren Waterston's "Filthy Lucre" At MASS MoCA Edward Hopper in Vermont http://wamc.org/post/edward-hopper-vermont <p>Edward and Jo Hopper first discovered Vermont in 1927, making day trips from the Whitney Studio Club's summer retreat for New York artists in Charlestown, New Hampshire. In 1935 and 1936 the Hoppers again traveled to Vermont, this time from their summer home in Cape Cod, in Edward's continuing search for new places to paint.</p><p>During these quests they identified the White River and what Edward considered to be Vermont's "finest" river valley, and they returned there for longer visits in 1937 and 1938, boarding at Robert and Irene Slater's Wagon Wheels farm in South Royalton.</p> Wed, 28 Nov 2012 15:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 52856 at http://wamc.org Edward Hopper in Vermont