Thursday, November 19th | 1:00 PM
Online via GoToMeeting
The Hudson Valley has long been a lure for artists and other creatives and is the birthplace of the first national art movement, the Hudson River School, begun by Thomas Cole. But the region has inspired modernist artists such as Edward Hopper as well and continues to draw contemporary artists today to live and work in its robust communities from Nyack to Hudson to the Catskills, and beyond. Nowhere does art and inspiration come together more powerfully than in the preserved spaces these artists called home.
Ms. Balint will discuss historic preserved and lost homes of artists throughout the Hudson Valley, placing them in the context of homes throughout the country, as part of the Historic Artists’ Homes and Studios program of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. This program of 44 preserved artist sites throughout the country are all open as public museums, and the topic of a newly released guidebook by Balint. Join us on a virtual journey to learn the historic significance of these places where some of the nation’s most acclaimed artworks were created, and how these public sites continue to inspire visitors today.
Register online or call the library at 845-266-5530.
Valerie A. Balint is the program manager of Historic Artists’ Homes and Studios, which is based in the Berkshires of western Massachusetts. She is the former interim director of collections and research at Frederic Church’s Olana and a longtime advocate of preserved artists’ spaces and public art.