Cooperstown museum opens exhibit of Hudson River School artists; Cole, Church works on display

  • Updated: July 1, 2013 - 10:25 AM

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. — Some of America's best-loved artwork is going on display in a new exhibit opening in Cooperstown.

The exhibit opening Saturday at the Fenimore Art Museum showcases more than 45 19th-century landscape paintings by prominent artists of the period.

The paintings on display include masterpieces by Thomas Cole, considered the founder of the art movement known as the Hudson River School. Others were created by Frederic Edwin Church, a student of Cole's.

The exhibition is part of a collaborative project with The Glimmerglass Festival and Hyde Hall State Historic Site near Cooperstown, and Olana State Historic Site, Church's Hudson Valley home.

The exhibit, titled "The Hudson River School: Nature and the American Vision," was organized by the New-York Historical Society in Manhattan. It runs through Sept. 29.

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