Private Tour of "From the Schuylkill to the Hudson" Exhibit at PAFA

Saturday, Dec 7, 2pm
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA)

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Discover how Philadelphia's painters influenced the artists of the legendary Hudson River School.

From the Schuylkill to the Hudson: Landscapes of the Early American Republic will delve into the important and underexplored tradition of landscape representation in Philadelphia from the Early American Republic to the Centennial Exhibition (1876) and how that corpus shaped the better-known Hudson River School.

Thomas Cole, who is widely regarded as the founder of the Hudson River School, began his career as a landscape painter after living and training in Philadelphia. During the time he spent in the city in the 1820s, he was influenced by the work of Thomas Doughty and Thomas Birch, whose American landscapes were on view at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. Doughty and Birch were only two of many landscape painters living and exhibiting their work in Philadelphia at the time, including Charles Willson PealeJames PealeWilliam Russell BirchJohn Lewis KrimmelJoshua ShawJacob Eichholtz, and Russell Smith

In addition to exhibiting fine art paintings and prints, From the Schuylkill to the Hudson: Landscapes of the Early American Republic will share with visitors the broader story of landscape representation in Philadelphia by including decorative ceramics produced both locally and globally. A highlight of the exhibition will be a group of major Hudson River School paintings acquired by PAFA over the last 10 years, including works by ColeAlbert BierstadtDavid JohnsonFrederic Church, and Thomas Moran.

The private tour is only $12 to members of Friends of the Avenue of the Arts. The tour starts at 2 p.m. at PAFA on Saturday December 7. Please sign up now on Eventbrite. Only 20 slots are available.  


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