Historic Huguenot Street is pleased to announce its upcoming Fourth Saturday event, an art history tour with local artist Kevin Cook accompanied by a wine tasting by Millbrook Winery. The tour and tasting will begin at the 1799 LeFevre House (54 Huguenot Street) on Saturday, May 23, at 4:30 pm.
Led by Kevin Cook, a Huguenot Street resident and volunteer, the tour will highlight artworks from the HHS Permanent Collection throughout 3 of the historic houses: the 1799 LeFevre House, the Jean Hasbrouck House, and the Deyo House. Cook will speak about art in early America and the founders of the Hudson River School movement.
Kevin Cook is an accomplished landscape painter whose style is strongly influenced by Hudson River School artists of the 19th century. He was recently named a Painting Fellow by New York Foundation for the Arts, and has subsequently been invited to serve on NYFA’s Artist’s Advisory Committee. In addition, Cook is a Guest Educator at the Samuel Dorsky Museum and a tour guide at Historic Huguenot Street.
In addition to the art history tour, Millbrook Winery will provide 4 estate wines made with Hudson Valley grapes for a wine tasting. Including 2 white and 2 red varieties, guests will sample one wine at each stop of the tour, ending at the DuBois Fort. Guests will also receive passes to a complimentary in-depth wine tasting and guided tour at Millbrook Winery, which has been voted "Best Winery" in the Hudson Valley for the last 19 consecutive years.
Members $20; seniors and military $22; general admission $25. Pre-registration is required – click here to register.