Hudson Talbott: River of Dreams

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.

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: In keeping with New York State guidelines to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission, visitors to Hudson Hall must comply with safety protocols, such as social distancing and wearing a mask at all times.
Recurring Weekly every Sunday, Friday, Saturday
1PM Until 5PM
Hudson Hall at the Historic Opera House
Hudson, NY
Ticket Price: June 12 – August 15, 2021 Free to all - timed entry, reservations required; Members-Only Preview, June 11, 12-7pm (Become a member to get in early! Go to

327 Warren Street
Hudson, NY 12534
United States