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
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.
Thursday, March 30, 2023 (NEW DATE)
New Understandings of The Hudson River School: From Proto-Environmentalism to Manifest Destiny, a lecture by Elizabeth Mankin Kornhauser, PhD.
Dr. Elizabeth Mankin Kornhauser, an expert in the field of American art, is the Alice Pratt Brown Curator of American Paintings and Sculpture at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Previously she held curatorial and leadership positions at the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art. At the Met, she has broadened the department’s collecting and programming to be more inclusive of underrepresented artists. Her major exhibitions include Jules Tavernier and the Elem Pomo, Thomas Cole’s Journey: Atlantic Crossings, Navigating the West: George Caleb Bingham and the River, John Singer Sargent’s Portraits of the Arts: Artists, Writers, Actors, and Musicians, and Rediscovering Thomas Hart Benton’s “America Today” Murals.
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.