May - November 2015

River Crossings brought contemporary art by world-renowned artists back to the homes where distinctly American Art was born. The exhibition ran May 3 - November 1, 2015 and was curated by the artist Stephen Hannock and the art historian Jason Rosenfeld, Ph.D.

An Unprecedented Experience

Thomas Cole National Historic Site and Olana State Historic Site co-hosted a landmark exhibition of contemporary art to highlight the pivotal role that the two historic properties — and the artists who lived and worked there, Thomas Cole and Frederic Church — played in shaping America's culture of contemporary art. Learn more about River Crossings.

River Crossings featured works by Romare Bearden, Elijah Burgher, Chuck Close, Will Cotton, Gregory Crewdson, Lynn Davis, Jerry Gretzinger, Don Gummer, Duncan Hannah, Stephen Hannock, Valerie Hegarty, Angie Keefer with Kara Hamilton and Kianja Strobert, Charles LeDray, Maya Lin, Frank Moore, Elizabeth Murray, Rashaad Newsome, Thomas Nozkowski, Stephen Petegorsky, Martin Puryear, Cindy Sherman, Sienna Shields, Kiki Smith, Joel Sternfeld, Letha Wilson, and Elyn Zimmerman. Learn more about the 28 artists and their work.

Located in the heart of the Hudson River Valley, the Thomas Cole Site and Olana lie two miles apart in Catskill and Hudson, NY, directly across the Hudson River from each other and connected by The Rip Van Winkle Bridge. AMTRAK offers frequent train service from New York City and Albany.