Cooper Hewitt - January 30, 2024


Study Session: Nature Observed: Frederic Edwin Church

Registration for this event will begin on Thursday, January 4 at 12pm Eastern via The Drawing Foundation.

An intimate look at the breathtaking sketches of Frederic Edwin Church (American, 1826-1900) at Cooper Hewitt. The premier artist of the Hudson River School, Church traveled widely in pursuit of close observation of the natural world and produced a remarkable body of working drawings. Together we will explore Church's approach to documenting the majesty of nature, from icebergs in the Arctic to tropical flora in Jamaica.

With Caitlin Condell, Associate Curator & Head, Drawings, Prints & Graphic Design, Cooper Hewitt
And Casey Monroe, Senior Research Cataloguer, Frederic Edwin Church, Cooper Hewitt

This event is organized by The Drawing Foundation in association with Master Drawings New York 2024.


Venue: Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Address: 2 East 91st Street, New York, NY, 10128, United States



Image: Frederic Edwin Church (American, 1826-1900), Palm Trees, Jamaica, June 1865 (detail)Oil paint on paperboard; 30.3 × 50.7 cm (11 15/16 × 19 15/16 in.). Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum. Gift of Louis P. Church, 1917-4-743-c. Photo: Courtesy of Smithsonian Institution