Hudson Valley Ruins Photography Exhibit


We are excited to announce that Hudson Valley Ruins will be on display at the New York State Museum in Albany, NY, August 20, 2016-December 31, 2017!

This photography and architecture exhibition is based on our 2006 book, “Hudson Valley Ruins: Forgotten Landmarks of an American Landscape”, which studies the region’s forgotten cultural treasures. In addition to great river estates, the book profiles sites more meaningful to everyday life in the Valley: churches and hotels, commercial and civic buildings, mills and train stations. Included are works by some of the most important names in American architectural history, such as Alexander Jackson Davis and Calvert Vaux.

The exhibit is divided into three parts: the upper, middle, and lower sections of the Hudson River Valley. Sites have been selected for their general historical and architectural significance, their relationship to important themes in the region’s history, their physical condition or “rustic” character, and their ability to demonstrate a particular threat still faced by historical buildings in the region. The exhibition will look at sites that have changed, for better or for worse, in the past ten years since the book’s publication. Featuring over 80 photographs of approximately 60 locations, the exhibit is supplemented by architectural fragments and historical ephemera from the museum and private collections.


OPENING: Saturday, August 20, 2016
RECEPTION & GALLERY TOUR: Saturday, September 24, 2016, 2:00pm
LECTURE: Saturday, November 12, 2016, 1:00pm
GALLERY TOUR: Saturday, January 14, 2017, 1:00pm

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Hudson Valley Ruins webpage:


Thank you all for your support, for visiting our website, for following and “liking” our social media accounts, and for attending our book lectures, over the past nearly-twenty years. We look forward to sharing our work with you in this new exhibit, and we hope to see you at the events!

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