October 1, 2016 – January 16, 2017


Mount Washington: The Crown of New England is the first museum exhibition devoted entirely to art featuring the Mount Washington region. The exhibition features major paintings by Hudson River School artists, including Albert Bierstadt, Thomas Cole, Jasper Francis Cropsey, John Frederick Kensett and David Johnson, as well as acclaimed painters such as Winslow Homer and George Inness.


Paintings, prints, vintage photographs and illustrated guidebooks from the late 1820s through the 1870s document the artistic and historical context in which New Hampshire’s most iconic scenic landmark became a national and international symbol of the American landscape, a center for scientific study and one of the country’s most popular tourist destinations.


This exhibition has been developed in collaboration with the Mount Washington Observatory, North Conway, New Hampshire, a nonprofit educational institution dedicated to documentation, research and education pertaining to the natural history and human heritage of Mount Washington.


Exhibition Content:

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Object labels and text panels

Family guide



This exhibition is supported by the Henry Melville Fuller Exhibition Fund, the Kimon S. & Anne C. Zachos Exhibition Fund, the Robert & Dorothy Goldberg Charitable Foundation, the Mt. Washington Auto Road, Skinner Auctioneers and Appraisers, Pamela A. Harvey, Harold Janeway, Harvey Construction, the Jack & Dorothy Byrne Foundation and the Susan E. Strickler Exhibition Fund.


We are proud to have New Hampshire Public Radio (NHPR) as media sponsor for this exhibition.




Image credit: Albert Bierstadt, Moat Mountain, Intervale, New Hampshire, c. 1862, Oil on paper mounted on canvas, 19 1/8 x 26 1/8 in., Currier Museum of Art Purchase: Currier Funds, 1947.3.