Thomas Cole works, Hamilton-Burr letters set for NY exhibit
COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — Early works by a leader in the mid-19th century American art movement known as the Hudson River School are among the 10 exhibits planned at the Fenimore Art Museum in Cooperstown this year.
The museum announced Monday that the upcoming season will be highlighted by “Thomas Cole and The Garden of Eden.” The exhibit will feature Cole’s masterwork “Expulsion from the Garden of Eden,” on loan from Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts. The exhibit runs from May 25 to Sept. 30.
Other highlights include an expansion of an exhibit of original handwritten letters between Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr that led to Hamilton’s death in a duel with Burr in 1804. The museum’s collection includes nearly three dozen original documents relating to the dispute.
The museum’s season opens March 31.