Hall of New York

New York is home to some of the world's most beautiful natural and architectural wonders. Our state's abundance of beauty has drawn artists from around the world and inspired them to capture those scenes and pass them on for future generations' enjoyment. The "Hall of New York" is a sampling of those works, dedicated to the communities that are home to these wonders and the artists who painted them. Many of the artists whose works are displayed here were influential in the artistic community, others are virtually unknown outside of their home towns; however, all of them captured something essential about New York's beauty.

As you explore this exhibit, I encourage you to take the time to learn more about New York's diverse geography, the women and men whose talent preserved scenes of it and the many museums and institutions whose mission is to make these works available to the public. The lenders that are participating in this project play an instrumental role in preserving and promoting our state's cultural heritage. I hope you will take the time to visit them. Enjoy your visit to the "Hall of New York" and the rest of the State Capitol.

We would like to thank the following lenders to the exhibit

The New York State Museum
The Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation
The Adirondack Museum
The Albany Institute of History and Art
The Buffalo History Museum
Cornell University
Daniel Hauben
Elmira College
The Fenimore Art Museum
The Heckscher Museum of Art
The History Center in Tompkins County
The Long Island Museum
The Margaret Reaney Memorial Library and Museum
Marist College
Cayuga-Owasco Lakes Historical Society
The Museum of the City of New York
The Munson Williams Proctor Arts Institute
The New-York Historical Society
The Newington-Cropsey Foundation
The Onondaga Historical Association
The Ontario County Historical Society and Museum
The Roberson Museum & Science Center
The Rochester Historical Society
The Schenectady County Historical Society
The Bethlehem Art Gallery