September 2015 NewsFlash

Grey Towers Hosts Trip to Art Museum

NEW PALTZ, NY -- 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 in 19th -century American landscape painting.

The program, scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 13, 2015, at 11:30 am, will be held at the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, SUNY New Paltz campus, New Paltz, NY. This free tour, led by Kerry Dean Carso, GTHA board member and associate professor of art history at SUNY New Paltz, has limited spots and pre-registration is required. Participants are responsible for providing their own transportation to the art museum. A panel discussion with museum curator Lee Vedder, historian David Schuyler, and Kerry Dean Carso, will follow the tour.

James Pinchot, who was born and grew up in what now serves as the Milford Community House, 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.

Jervis McEntee: Painter-Poet of the Hudson River School 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

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