leisure 10.23.12

Visit Wave Hill This Fall
Where Nature and Art Meet
(Dedicated Email)

Twenty minutes from Grand Central, Wave Hill's garden oasis is nestled along the eastern banks of the Hudson River, with gorgeous views of the ancient, monumental cliffs and woodlands of the Palisades. There's no more breathtaking spot in New York City for taking in the drama of autumn color unfolding across the river.

Long an inspiration for artists—from Thomas Cole and Asher Durand to Frederick Edwin Church and Albert Bierstadt—the Palisades are the focus for sculptural installations in Wave Hill's Glyndor Gallery this fall. Foregrounding the Palisades brings work by Isidro Blasco, Blane De St. Croix and Paula Winokur into the gallery's Georgian Revival rooms, building an edgy contrast between the intimate setting, once a private home, and the massive, geologic formation across the Hudson. [De. St. Croix's Unnecessary Memorial I (Palisades), 2012, is pictured here, courtesy of Stefan Hagen.]

Come take in the pageantry of fall color, letting garden and gallery inspire you to connect in new ways to the natural world. Print this email for free admission to Wave Hill during the month of November! [Enjoy this portrait of the Aquatic Garden by photographer Joshua Bright.]

Ceramic Workshop Saturday, November 17
Register for a Sunday afternoon ceramic workshop with Foregrounding artist Paula Winokur, a sculptor who has long had an interest in Alaskan glaciers and the geology of the Southwest. A widely exhibited artist, her work has been collected by the Museum of Arts and Design, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and elsewhere.

Palisades Lecture Sunday, November 18
Wave Hill offers a lecture by Eric Nelsen, Historic Interpreter at the Palisades Interstate Park–NJ since 1992, who weaves together historic images and colorful narratives about the Hudson Palisades. (The detail at right of a watercolor by William Guy Wall from the early 1820s, courtesy of the Hudson River Museum, shows the famed cliffs barren of trees.) Offered at the Hudson River Museum, the lecture is preceded by a tour given by Bartholomew Bland, the Museum's Director of Curatorial Affairs, who introduces the Museum's 19th and 20th century American art and artifacts. Lecture and tour are free with admission to the Hudson River Museum.

Print this email for free admission to Wave Hill during the month of November!

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