We went to the Historical museum and saw the paintings, we went to the Met and saw the paintings. It's time we see where those artists lived, and enjoy some of their inspiring views.
This event is limited by car availability and we will release spots as follows:
- Put your name on the waiting list if you are interested - Indicate if you are a driver or passenger.
- When we can match you, we will put you to "yes". You will have 48h to process payment as required. Failing to pay within 48h will release your spot.
- $35 includes entrance to both houses and lunch; last time we went on a day trip, Telmo & Alan impressed us with their home made lunch (think cured ham and brie, goat cheese and beets), so we have asked them to cater our lunch (sandwich, water, dessert).
We will limit attendance to 5 cars / 20 people.
Many locations constitute the Hudson River School Art Trail. We will focus our day on Thomas Cole Cedar Grove house (with an Albert Bierstadt Exhibit) and Frederic Church Olana estate.
Cedar Grove in a few words: Where American Art was Born | In 1825, America was still a new nation, just forming its own unique identity and traditions. Thomas Cole invented a new style of art, one that Americans could call their own. His landscape paintings launched the art movement known as the Hudson River School. His groundbreaking achievements took place here in Catskill, New York -- in the "peaceful shades" of his beloved home, Cedar Grove.
Olana, a unique Persian estate, is best introduced in pictures:
Expect to depart NYC around 8am to arrive at Cedar Grove by 10am. We will spend the morning in Cedar Grove before reaching Olana, on the other side of the Hudson for picnic. After a tour of the Olana unique house, we will end up the day downtown Hudson before returning home.
Expect to be back in Manhattan by 7pm however we recommend that you do not attend if you have evening plans as we can't control traffic!
More about ...
The Hudson River School Art Trail: http://www.hudsonriverschool.org/trails/1
Thomas Cole Historic Site, Cedar Grove: http://www.thomascole.org/
Hudson, NY: http://nymag.com/travel/weekends/hudson/