Boscobel Shows Reflections Renewed

Side-by-side exhibition of Hudson River School imagery

Landscape scenes painted by Hudson River School artists are currently on exhibit through Dec. 31 at Boscobel’s Exhibition Gallery in an exclusive side-by-side exhibit of “now and then” photographic reproductions titled Reflections Renewed: Hudson River Images Revisited.

Frank Anderson (1844-1891), Popolopen Creek, 1863

Boscobel’s guest curator for the exhibit is Alexander Boyle, son of Robert H. Boyle, author of The Hudson River, a Natural and Unnatural History. Alexander Boyle grew up in Croton-on-the-Hudson and Cold Spring. He co-authored and published the groundbreaking book Acid Rain in 1983.

Boyle later worked for the Metropolitan Museum of Art as assistant director for the film American Paradise, whose broadcast on PBS coincided with the exhibition American Paradise: the World of the Hudson River School. Boyle is also a former vice president of Godel & Co. Fine Art, where he wrote numerous exhibition catalogs on 19th- and early-20th-century American paintings.

He has also published various articles on American marine painting, painted images of American lighthouses, and the emergence of the Hudson River School for various esteemed art publications. His article on the Hudson River School was extensively used in the 2002 PBS film, America’s First River: Bill Moyers on the Hudson, in which Boyle was featured. Alex also recently published in Quest magazine an extensive guide about where exactly the Hudson River School artists painted.

Gallery Talks hosted by Mr. Boyle are scheduled for Oct. 13, Nov. 10 and Dec. 29, 10 – 11 a.m. The exhibition is free with a paid house or grounds admission. For pricing and hours, please visit or call 845-265-3638.

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