Explore the links between Thomas Cole's art and the creation of the first national parks with John Nagle from the University of Notre Dame
Cole’s paintings inspire Americans to celebrate the beauty of their landscape to this day. His writings also explained why such natural beauty was worth celebrating and protecting from the march of civilisation and urbanisation.
Focus in on one painting with our talks in the Gallery, or explore wider themes in the collection at our in-depth theatre talks.
Supported by the John Armitage Charitable Trust
John Nagle is Professor of Law at the University of Notre Dame and has written extensively on environmental law.