Martha Schwendener in the NYTimes: “Ah, summer. Time to venture into the great American outdoors — or at least consider the concept by paying a visit to the New-York Historical Society. Because, as the exhibition “Nature and the American Vision: The Hudson River School” argues, the notion of an American landscape brimming with sacred sites is as much a cultural invention as an accident of nature.” Artists include Thomas Cole, Asher B. Durand, John F. Kensett, Jasper F. Cropsey and Albert Bierstadt. Read more. “Nature and the American Vision: The Hudson River School,” New-York Historical Society, NY. Through Jan. 13.