Trip highlights Pinchot's contribution to landscape painting

| 26 Aug 2015 | 01:53

— A private tour of the exhibition "Jervis McEntee: Painter-Poet of the Hudson River School" is being offered by the Grey Towers Heritage Association as a way to call attention to the tremendous contributions of Milford’s James Pinchot to 19th-century American landscape painting.

The program will be held at the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art on the SUNY New Paltz campus at 11:30 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 13. This free tour, led by Kerry Dean Carso, board member of the Grey Towers Heritage Association and associate professor of art history at SUNY New Paltz, has limited spots and pre-registration is required. Participants will provide their own transportation to the art museum.

A panel discussion with the museum curator Lee Vedder, historian David Schuyler, and Kerry Dean Carso will follow the tour.

James Pinchot was born and grew up in what now serves as the Milford Community House, and built Grey Towers in 1886 as a summer home for his family. He was a patron of the arts and friend to Jervis McEntee, as well as other well-known Hudson River school artists. McEntee visited the Pinchots at least twice at Grey Towers.

The exhibit is the first museum retrospective of the artist’s 40-year career and seeks to redefine his place in the history of 19th-century American landscape painting. The exhibition includes approximately 80 paintings and works on paper from private and public collections.

To pre-register or to learn more, call 570-296-9625 or email