William L. Coleman
Thomas Cole's Country Houses
Country houses occupied a prominent and intriguing role in Thomas Cole's wide-ranging engagement with architecture. His little-studied paintings of the grand estates of three different patrons and his writings about country life are eloquent documents of the formation of a domestic ideal that guided this painter-architect when it came time to design a country house of his own. Cole’s surviving drawings for a new Italianate villa on the Cedar Grove property tell a story of ambition, frustration, and resiliency in the face of professional setbacks. Join William Coleman, a postdoctoral fellow at Washington University in St. Louis, for an exploration of the insights the recently rebuilt New Studio offers into the artist’s notion of how best to inhabit the landscape.
Sunday Salon Lecture - March 13
Non-Member Ticket $9.00 USD Member Ticket $8.00 USD