March 2 - March 16 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Thursday, March 2, 2023 

Anthony Speiser has been with the Newington-Cropsey Foundation (NCF) since 1996, following a successful business and consulting career in Greenwich, CT. In 1999 he was appointed to the Board of Trustees of NCF and was named Director in 2008. In addition to his position at NCF, Mr. Speiser is a trustee of several financial and charitable trusts in Fairfield County, CT.

An admirer of Jasper Cropsey and the Hudson River School at an early age, Mr. Speiser has contributed to many Hudson River School exhibitions and publications. In addition to his duties as Director, he was also the editor of the Jasper F. Cropsey Catalogue Raisonne, a three-volume set completed in 2018.

Mr. Speiser has guided hundreds of tours through Ever Rest, the Cropsey home and studio, and the Gallery of Art which houses the Foundation’s permanent collection of Cropsey’s work. He also gives frequent talks on Cropsey and the Hudson River painters throughout Westchester County and the Hudson River Valley.

Thursday, March 9, 2023

Pieter Estersohn will be discussing the series of thirty-five country seats along the Hudson built by the Livingston family between the 17-20th centuries on the Hudson River.  He will be speaking about the lineage of American architecture, interior design, and landscape design as told through the patronage of one family.

Pieter Estersohn is a photographer and author whose work appears regularly in major architectural magazines including The World of Interiors. He has contributed to over 60 interior design and lifestyle  books, many of which he is both writing and photographing. The last two being, Life Along The Hudson: The Historic Country Estates of the Livingston Family, and Kentucky: Historic Houses and Horse Farms of Bluegrass Country. Estersohn is also on  the boards of the Historic Red Hook Advisory Council and The Calvert Vaux Preservation Alliance where he is working on developing a school for the preservation trades in Staatsburgh, N.Y. He is presently working on a book with Rizzoli documenting the present wave in agriculture in the Hudson River Valley.

Estersohn’s book Life Along the Hudson: The Historic Country Estates of the Livingston Family will be available for purchase.

Thursday, March 16, 2023

Jennifer Carlquist

Boscobel House and Gardens is one of America’s most beautiful places, with 112-acres of gardens and grounds overlooking the Hudson River, a restored Neoclassical mansion, and an important collection of decorative arts. Originally built 1804-08 and restored to exceed its original grandeur in the 1960s-70s, Boscobel now stands as an icon of Hudson River Valley beauty and the cultural significance of landscape. Executive Director and design historian Jennifer Carlquist will provide an overview of Boscobel, and its role in continuing the ongoing, dynamic dialogue between Hudson Valley design, history, and nature.

Cost: Bartow-Pell Members: $20 per lecture; Not-Yet Members: $30

Buy the Series: Bartow-Pell Members: $50; Not-Yet Members: $75

Light refreshments will be served following each lecture.

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