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Boscobel Opens New GalleryWith Hudson River Exhibit



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Boscobel Opens New Gallery

With Hudson River Exhibit

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Frank Anderson, “Breakneck Mountain, Hudson Highlands,” 1878, oil on canvas, 10 by 163/8  inches, David and Laura Grey Collection.

James Salisbury Burt, “View of Mt Taurus and Cold Spring from Fort Putnam,” 1838, oil on canvas, 21 by 30 inches, private collection.

Samuel Colman, “Barges on the Hudson,” 1867, oil on canvas, 15 by 30 inches, David and Laura Grey Collection.


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GARRISON, N.Y. — Boscobel House and Gardens announces the opening of a new state-of-the-art exhibition gallery on the lower floor of the historic Boscobel House. “The Glorious Scenery Must Ever Excite: Nineteenth Century American Paintings of the Hudson Highlands” will inaugurate the exhibition gallery, and will be on display through October 1.

Spectacular views of the Hudson River and highlands greet guests as they stroll the grounds of Boscobel. These views of Crow’s Nest, Storm King and Sugar Loaf Mountains, as well as West Point, have inspired poets and painters for centuries and great works, many that will be in the exhibit, have depicted the majesty of the river and its surroundings. It will be a unique experience for visitors to the exhibition to witness both the views as well as the artwork they inspired.

The exhibition, curated by Kenneth W. Maddox, art historian for the Newington-Cropsey Foundation in Hastings-on-Hudson, N.Y., and an adjunct lecturer at New York University School of Continuing and Professional Studies, includes 29 paintings by Hudson River School artists assembled especially for Boscobel from private collections and public institutions. Artists include Frank Anderson, Samuel Colman, Jasper F. Cropsey, David Johnson, Thomas P. Rossiter and John Ferguson Weir.

Maddox commented, “Boscobel House, celebrating its 200th anniversary this year, overlooks Constitution Island across to West Point and is set in one of the most spectacular scenic areas along the Hudson River. The area attracted numerous Nineteenth Century artists, both leading members of the Hudson River School, as well as lesser known painters of considerable talent. I felt it was appropriate that an exhibition at Boscobel, in its newly created gallery, commemorated the anniversary with views from its vicinity. The paintings in the exhibit are of views of the Hudson north from West Point to the Newburgh-Fishkill area and looking south, to Cold Spring and Indian Falls — thus creating a comprehensive display of images within a limited geographical area.”

The Exhibition Gallery, more than 1,200 square feet in size, will be open during regular Boscobel hours, Wednesday–Monday, 9:30 am to 5 pm. Admission for house tour and the exhibition gallery is $15 for adults; $12 for seniors; and $7 for children. Admission for the grounds and the exhibition gallery only is $8, children (6–14) $5.

Boscobel is on scenic Route 9D. For additional information, 845-265-3638, extension 115, or www.Boscobel.org

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