What the name of the house lacks in poetry it makes up in simplicity.
In September 1609, in search of a northwest passage to Asia, Henry Hudson and his crew sailed their ship the Half Moon up a course of water that the locals then called Mohicanituk (“River That Flows Both Ways”).
They sit along the east bank of the Hudson River in Dutchess and Columbia counties like so many pearls on a necklace: some three dozen estates built by the Livingston family and their relations.
The English-born artist Thomas Cole (1801–1848) tolerated no ill comparisons to his adopted home in upstate New York. As he wrote to a friend in 1842: “Must I tell you that neither the Alps nor the Apennines, no, nor even Aetna itself, have dimmed, in my eyes, the beauty of our own Catskills?”
To visit Olana State Historic Site is to step inside the questing and ever curious mind of the great nineteenth century American painter Frederic Edwin Church. The ornate villa and meticulously designed grounds of the surrounding estate rank as one of his most superlative works, revealing his diverse interests and far-flung influences, as well his love for the pastoral Hudson …
Warren Street shops and galleries 1. 3FortySeven 347 Warren Street 518-391-3165 Repurposed industrial salvage, midcentury furnishings, far-flung exotica. Thursday 12-6, Friday-Saturday 12-7, Sunday 12-6 3fortyseven.com 2. 510 Warren Street Gallery 510 Warren Street 518-822-0510 Friday-Saturday 12-6, Sunday 12-5 510warrenstreetgallery.com 3. A Collector’s Eye 511 Warren Street 518-671-6130 Specializing in collectibles from 1895 through the 1960’s, including items from design periods of …
The refurbishment of an 1855 theater and arts center is the latest milestone in the renaissance of Hudson, New York.
How a medium changed the fortunes of female artists in America.
David Remnick, in a post-election piece in the New Yorker, went so far as to describe Trump as “vulgarity unbounded.” Are we about to have a four-year crash course in this topic? Maybe it’s time to take a closer look.
“I once spent a year in Philadelphia. I think it was on a Sunday,” W. C. Fields said sometime in the early 1940s. Fields, born in Philadelphia and tied with fellow native Man Ray for recognition as Philadelphia’s merriest Dada prankster, was right about the city back then, but this is now. Philadelphia is booming, and so are its restaurants. …