Walk through the homes of famous painters of the Hudson River School artists and see their creations up close. Stand on the front porch of the home of Thomas Cole and see the views that inspired his paintings. Hike the hills, meadows and forests of America’s first arts movement and stand next to larger than life art sculptures.
Points of Interest
Storm King Art Center is a 500-acre outdoor museum located in New York’s Hudson Valley, where visitors experience large-scale sculpture and site-specific commissions under open sky. Since 1960, Storm King has been dedicated to stewarding the hills, meadows, and forests of its site and surrounding landscape.
Magazzino Italian Art is a museum and research center dedicated to advancing scholarship and public appreciation of post-war and contemporary Italian art in the United States. Serving as an advocate for Italian artists, it celebrates the range of their creative practices from Arte Povera to the present. Through its curatorial, scholarly, and public initiatives, Magazzino explores the impact and enduring resonances of Italian art on a global level.
The Thomas Cole National Historic Site marks the birthplace of this nation’s first major art movement, now known as the Hudson River School of painting, as it was founded by Thomas Cole. Tour the home where the views of the Catskill Mountains can be seen from most windows and the porch. Sit in the parlor and hear the words of Cole himself through a multimedia installation that brings his paintings to life through his original essays, letters and private journals.