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Fog and Sublimity along the Hudson

This afternoon I took a short ride on the Metro-North up to the Hudson River Museum in Yonkers where I saw the temporary exhibition – Industrial Sublime: Modernism and the Transformation of New York’s Rivers, 1900-1940 – before it ends next week. It was my first visit to the Hudson River Museum and I was impressed by both its permanent collection (especially, its Hudson River paintings of the Yonkers area) as well as the temporary exhibit, which I had traveled to see.  Industrial Sublime was made up of paintings representing all three area rivers: the Hudson, East, and Harlem.  While I was most interested in seeing the artistic representations of the Harlem River, it was inspiring to see them all.  In fact, many of the exhibition’s most memorable images were of the Hudson and East Rivers. As with any art exhibition, it is always a thrill to see and examine images in person that you might have seen previously in a book or magazine.  I had the opportunity to do this with a few of …