To learn about Thomas Cole and his influence, see the selection of essays, organizations, and educational materials below.
The Thomas Cole National Historic Site, located at the painter's former home and studio in Catskill, New York, maintains scholarship on Cole and the Hudson River School.
The Olana State Historic Site is located at the home and studio of Frederic Edwin Church, a student of Cole and central figure of the Hudson River School.
Located near the Thomas Cole National Historic Site, the Hudson River School Art Trail traces the vistas where Cole, Church, Asher B. Durand, Jasper Cropsey, Sanford Gifford, and other members of the Hudson River School painted their landscapes.
Published in the American Monthly Magazine in January 1836, Cole's "Essay on American Scenery" is available on Google Books.
Thomas Cole's Journey is organized with The National Gallery, London. Read more about the exhibition in London, open June 11 through October 7, 2018.
Thomas Cole (American, 1801–1848). View from Mount Holyoke, Northampton, Massachusetts, after a Thunderstorm—The Oxbow (detail), 1836. Oil on canvas, 51 1/2 x 76 in. (130.8 x 193 cm). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Gift of Mrs. Russell Sage, 1908 (08.228). Now at The Met: Thomas Cole (American, 1801–1848). Interior of the Colosseum, Rome (detail), ca. 1832. Oil on canvas, 10 x 18 in. (25.4 x 45.7 cm). Albany Institute of History & Art, Purchase, Evelyn Newman Fund (1964.71). Courtesy of Albany Institute of History & Art