Today's Hours
Museum: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Gardens: 7:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Today's Hours
Museum: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Gardens: 7:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Snow Squall, A
A Snow Squall
Though he was an immigrant who arrived in America at the age of 17, Thomas Cole (1779-1851) became the father of the first great American art movement, the Hudson River School. The Snow Squall demonstrates many of the tenets of the movement: an expansive landscape evoking the grandeur of God in the New Eden, the careful selection of particular perfected landscape elements like the blasted tree and the clifftop view, and the smoothly rendered depiction that eschewed painterly elements that would call attention to the artist rather than the scene.