Hudson Risingby Matthew Innis |
The Hudson River is more than a body of water. For centuries, the river and its environs have provided habitat for both humans and hundreds of species of fish, birds, and plants. Writers and artists have captured the Hudson in paintings, drawings, stories, and photographs, while surveyors and scientists have mapped and measured its every parcel.
Hudson Rising explores two centuries of ecological change, artistic imagination, and environmental thinking along what one writer called, “the most interesting river in America.” This comprehensive exhibition, rich in art, artifacts, and stories, evokes beloved Hudson River landscapes and weaves together 200 years of history. Spanning the industrial era, Hudson Rising presents a compelling account about how the Hudson has been an incubator for our ideas about the environment and our relationships to the natural world. Curated by Marci Reaven, vice president of history exhibitions, and Jeanne Haffner, associate curator.