Hudson Talbott: River of Dreams

The First Retrospective of the Artist's Work

June 11 - August 15


June 12 – August 15, 2021

Gallery Open Tuesday – Friday, 9-5pm; Saturday & Sunday, 12-5pm

Reservations no longer required.

Hudson Hall reopens its galleries with the first retrospective of work by beloved children’s book author and illustrator, Hudson Talbott. Hudson has written and illustrated over 27 books for young readers in an illustrious career that spans 30 years. Over the course of his career, he has worked with Steven Spielberg on an animated film adaptation, and with Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine on the book version of their hit musical Into the Woods. In 2009 his book River of Dreams: The Story of the Hudson River was named New York State’s Children’s Book of the Year and was later adapted into a children’s musical.

Among Hudson’s many clients and patrons are The Metropolitan Museum, Museum of Modern Art, Metropolitan Opera Guild, and the New-York Historical Society. His Statue of Liberty illustrations for Bloomingdale’s became iconic during the Statue’s Centennial celebration and featured in an exhibition at the NY Public Library and the Louvre Museum in Paris.

Hudson lives in New York’s Hudson Valley and has served on the Board of Trustees of the Thomas Cole National Historic Site since 2005. In homage to the region’s tradition of artistic inspiration he created Picturing America: Thomas Cole and The Birth of American Art. His forthcoming book, A Walk in the Words is due out this fall.


***PLEASE NOTE: Following Governor Cuomo’s announcement on June 15 lifting COVID-19 safety restrictions, Hudson Hall looks forward to welcoming patrons back as it gradually returns to full capacity. Effective Friday, June 18, Hudson Hall will increase capacity from 33% to 50%, with seating generously spaced, and expects to be at full capacity by the fall. Click here for more information on Hudson Hall’s COVID-19 policies.**

Hudson Hall’s programs are made possible with support from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.