Currier & Ives talk this Sunday at Boscobel

| 30 Sep 2011 | 08:23

Garrison — The Boscobel Exhibition Gallery will host an informal Currier & Ives commentary by guest curator Nicole Simpson, who has curated exhibits at the New York Public Library and is a specialist in 19th century American prints, on Aug. 8 and 22 at 2 p.m. She will discuss the exhibition’s lithographs and answer questions from Gallery visitors. Boscobel’s exhibit of 35 hand-colored lithographs focuses on Currier & Ives landscapes and views of the Hudson River Valley, as well as depictions of river activity, such as steamships and ice boat racing. The exhibit also examines the process of lithography and features the display of a 150-pound lithographer’s stone. While the paintings of the Hudson River School first brought prominence to the scenery of this region, officials said the prints by Currier & Ives disseminated these views to a broad audience and transformed the landscape into a series of iconic vistas that still resonate with the public today. Boscobel’s exhibit and an accompanying publication will offer an opportunity to re-examine the history of the firm and will bring together much of its Hudson Valley imagery in one place for the first time, they added. The exhibition will be available for viewing during regular business hours through Monday, Oct. 11. Both the Currier & Ives on the Hudson catalogue and poster are available for purchase in the gift shop. For more informatino, call 265-3638 or visit