Renowned geologists Robert and Johanna Titus will present a unique look at the inspiration behind the Hudson River School of Art : The Hudson River School of Art and the Ice Age.
“The Hudson River School of Art was America’s first art movement. Founded by Thomas Cole and Asher Brown Durand, its artists painted the Catskills as they were in the middle 19th century when they were still wilderness. Our native landscape art differed sharply from what was being done in Europe where landscapes were typically park-like. This uniquely American view helped lead to a new appreciation for the wilderness and its preservation.
“Our hypothesis is that these American landscapes were largely the products of erosion and sculpting done by ice age glaciers. We will survey some of these famous sites – Kaaterskill Clove, the Catskill Front and the Hudson Valley – and describe their ice age origins.” -- Robert and Johanna Titus.
This program is part of the Catskill Center’s exclusive Member Program Series and is open to all Members of the Catskill Center for Conservation and Development.
If you are a Member and would like to attend, please register in advance by email or ring us at 845-586-2611.