Cole House turns to online offerings
CATSKILL—The Thomas Cole Historic Site has canceled events and house tours through April 30. Visitors are welcome to explore the grounds of Cole’s home, 218 Spring Street. Cole (1801-1848) is known for founding the Hudson River School of painting, this country’s first major art movement
Updates on events and programs beyond April can be found at thomascole.org. Also on the website are videos of previous programs and a curriculum-based lesson plan.
At explorethomascole.org, viewers can find an interactive tour of the site, a virtual gallery and a journey through Cole’s landscapes, connecting places with the artist’s paintings.
Rockwell’s art can be seen anytime
STOCKBRIDGE, MA—The Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, MA, is closed at least through March.
In the meantime, viewers can “explore the world of Rockwell, anywhere, anytime,” according to a press release. Curated experiences that collect related images, photography, video and audio are available at nrm.org without charge. These materials relate to the museum’s collection of Rockwell’s original paintings, his Stockbridge studio and the museum’s collection of illustration art.