Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation

Event Montage
Event Search Results
Skip Navigation LinksHome / Events / Search Results
12 events matched your search
Tue 01 Jun
FALLEN by Jean Shin
Tuesday, June 1, 2021 until Sunday, October 31, 2021 08:00 AM
Olana State Historic Site
(518) 751-0344

FALLEN invites viewers to reflect on the cultural history of the Hudson Valley region and the life of the eastern hemlock tree that once stood on Olana's East Lawn. Artist Jean Shin presents a site-specific work installed on Olana's East Lawn through October 31. This public work is a part of Olana's larger 2021 collaborative exhibition, "Cross Pollination: Heade, Cole, Church, and Our Contemporary Moment." When visiting, please touch but do not climb on the artwork. FREE and open to all.
Tue 01 Jun
“Memento Mori Mandalas” by Portia Munson
Tuesday, June 1, 2021 until Sunday, October 31, 2021 08:00 AM
Olana State Historic Site
(518) 751-0344

On view daily 8 AM - sunset through October 31, 2021

In her flower mandala series, Munson memorializes bird, animal, and insect life that has come into harsh contact with man, highlighting the shifting climate and the associated stresses that pollution and modern, industrialized life have on natural places and wildlife. This public work is part of Olana's larger 2021 collaborative exhibition, "Cross Pollination: Heade, Cole, Church, and Our Contemporary Moment." FREE and open to all.

Registration: Required
Sat 12 Jun
Cross Pollination: Heade, Cole, Church, and Our Contemporary Moment
Saturday, June 12, 2021 until Sunday, October 31, 2021
Olana State Historic Site
(518) 751-0344

Presented at the Thomas Cole National Historic Site and Olana State Historic Site

Please join us to experience this new exhibition exploring the theme of "cross pollination" in art and the environment from the 19th century to the contemporary moment. The project stems from the artist Martin Johnson Heade's 19th century painting series of hummingbird and habitats and includes major paintings by Thomas Cole, Frederic Church, and contemporary art by Nick Cave, Jeffrey Gibson, Paula Hayes, Maya Lin, and more. "Cross Pollination: Martin Johnson Heade, Frederic Church, Thomas Cole, and Our Contemporary Moment" was created by Thomas Cole National Historical Site, The Olana Partnership at Olana State Historic Site, and Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, Arkansas. Its tour is organized by Crystal Bridges. To learn more visit https://www.hudsonriverskywalk.org/crosspollination

Mon 14 Jun
Young at HeArt: Drawing and Painting Summer’s Bounty
Monday, June 14, 2021 09:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Olana State Historic Site
(518) 751-0344

Botanical Illustration is the art of depicting the form, color, and details of plant species. Studying nature's forms and colors can facilitate deeper understanding of drawing, color, and the natural world. In this eight-session course for adult learners ages 55+, teaching artist Wendy Hollender will guide students in using pencil and watercolor pencils to create realistic botanical drawings. Through this course, participants will learn more about drawing techniques, qualities of color, and deepen their understanding of plant forms and structures. This course is offered in conjunction with Olana's 2021 exhibition, Cross Pollination, which explores the connections between art and nature through the work of Martin Johnson Heade, Frederic Church, Thomas Cole, and contemporary artists engaging with themes of nature, ecology, and the natural world.

Wendy Hollender is a botanical artist, illustrator, author, and instructor. For more information, please visit: https://tickets.olana.org/Info.aspx?EventID=11

 If you are interested in registering for this program, please email education@olana.org.

Registration: Required
Tue 15 Jun
Young at HeArt: Drawing and Painting Summer’s Bounty
Tuesday, June 15, 2021 09:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Olana State Historic Site
(518) 751-0344

Botanical Illustration is the art of depicting the form, color, and details of plant species. Studying nature's forms and colors can facilitate deeper understanding of drawing, color, and the natural world. In this eight-session course for adult learners ages 55+, teaching artist Wendy Hollender will guide students in using pencil and watercolor pencils to create realistic botanical drawings. Through this course, participants will learn more about drawing techniques, qualities of color, and deepen their understanding of plant forms and structures. This course is offered in conjunction with Olana's 2021 exhibition, Cross Pollination, which explores the connections between art and nature through the work of Martin Johnson Heade, Frederic Church, Thomas Cole, and contemporary artists engaging with themes of nature, ecology, and the natural world.

Wendy Hollender is a botanical artist, illustrator, author, and instructor. For more information, please visit: https://tickets.olana.org/Info.aspx?EventID=11

 If you are interested in registering for this program, please email education@olana.org.

Registration: Required
Mon 21 Jun
Young at HeArt: Drawing and Painting Summer’s Bounty
Monday, June 21, 2021 09:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Olana State Historic Site
(518) 751-0344

Botanical Illustration is the art of depicting the form, color, and details of plant species. Studying nature's forms and colors can facilitate deeper understanding of drawing, color, and the natural world. In this eight-session course for adult learners ages 55+, teaching artist Wendy Hollender will guide students in using pencil and watercolor pencils to create realistic botanical drawings. Through this course, participants will learn more about drawing techniques, qualities of color, and deepen their understanding of plant forms and structures. This course is offered in conjunction with Olana's 2021 exhibition, Cross Pollination, which explores the connections between art and nature through the work of Martin Johnson Heade, Frederic Church, Thomas Cole, and contemporary artists engaging with themes of nature, ecology, and the natural world.

Wendy Hollender is a botanical artist, illustrator, author, and instructor. For more information, please visit: https://tickets.olana.org/Info.aspx?EventID=11

 If you are interested in registering for this program, please email education@olana.org.

Registration: Required
Tue 22 Jun
Young at HeArt: Drawing and Painting Summer’s Bounty
Tuesday, June 22, 2021 09:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Olana State Historic Site
(518) 751-0344

Botanical Illustration is the art of depicting the form, color, and details of plant species. Studying nature's forms and colors can facilitate deeper understanding of drawing, color, and the natural world. In this eight-session course for adult learners ages 55+, teaching artist Wendy Hollender will guide students in using pencil and watercolor pencils to create realistic botanical drawings. Through this course, participants will learn more about drawing techniques, qualities of color, and deepen their understanding of plant forms and structures. This course is offered in conjunction with Olana's 2021 exhibition, Cross Pollination, which explores the connections between art and nature through the work of Martin Johnson Heade, Frederic Church, Thomas Cole, and contemporary artists engaging with themes of nature, ecology, and the natural world.

Wendy Hollender is a botanical artist, illustrator, author, and instructor. For more information, please visit: https://tickets.olana.org/Info.aspx?EventID=11

 If you are interested in registering for this program, please email education@olana.org.

Registration: Required
Wed 23 Jun
a-Historical Landscapes: Olana and the Color of Freedom - Olana After Hours with Jean-Marc Superville Sovak and Myra Armstead
Wednesday, June 23, 2021 06:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Olana State Historic Site
(518) 751-0344

Join Jean-Marc Superville Sovak, multidisciplinary artist and teaching professional and professor Myra Armstead for a virtual presentation and conversation about the lives of black Americans during the time of Olana's creation. During this program, Sovak will introduce his series, a- Historical Landscapes, a current project which involves altering 19th century landscape engravings to include contemporaneous images borrowed from Anti-Slavery publications. Through discussion with Professor Myra Armstead, Lyford Paterson Edwards and Helen Gray Edwards and Professor of Historical Studies at Bard College, this conversation will consider how the timeline of Church's site-specific masterpiece, Olana, runs concurrent to the experiences of men and women born into slavery in the Hudson Valley.

Olana After Hours is a virtual platform for lively conversations with interdisciplinary practitioners discussing how their passions intersect with the ongoing story of Olana. Participants will be invited to join in the conversation so be sure to bring your own questions. Each conversation will be hosted on Zoom. A link to the program will be sent beforehand. $5 (FREE for Olana members).

For more information, please contact education@olana.org or call (518) 751-6938.

Registration: Required
Sat 26 Jun
Environmentalists on Olana: Rise and Shine Bird Walk with Constitution Marsh Audubon Center & Sanctuary
Saturday, June 26, 2021 10:00 AM
Olana State Historic Site
(518) 751-6938

This new series features local environmentalists and ecological stewards who lead walking tours of Olana, engaging participants and providing new insights into Olana's 250-acres. By connecting their expertise with Olana's physical landscape, each visiting environmentalist will provide a deeper understanding of Olana as not only an artist-designed landscape, but a resource for immersive explorations in our environment and appreciation of the natural world. This program is presented in conjunction with the collaborative exhibition, Cross Pollination: Martin Johnson Heade, Frederic Church, Thomas Cole, and Our Contemporary Moment.

Rise and shine with Constitution Marsh Audubon Center staff for a guided bird walk around Olana. Participants will walk the perimeter of Church's landscape and learn more about the birds that will be calling the Hudson Valley home for the season. Constitution Marsh Audubon Center and Sanctuary is a unique and beautiful tidal marsh located in Putnam County, New York, and serves as vital natural habitat in the Hudson River Estuary. It is situated on the east shore of the Hudson River, just south of the village of Cold Spring. The Center conducts nature education programs for visiting groups, bird studies, invasive species management, and habitat restoration efforts.

For more information, please contact education@olana.org or call (518) 751-6938.

Sat 26 Jun
Family Explorer Tour
Saturday, June 26, 2021 02:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Olana State Historic Site
(518) 751-6938

Learn about the artistic adventures of Frederic Church while taking a journey of your own! During this tour for all ages, families are invited to discover Olana's artist-designed landscape. Explore Olana on an outdoor walk filled with familyfriendly discussion, activities, and art-making prompts. For families with children ages 5 and up. $10 per adult; $5 for members (free for children 12 and under).

For more information, please contact education@olana.org or call (518) 751- 6938.

Mon 28 Jun
Young at HeArt: Drawing and Painting Summer’s Bounty
Monday, June 28, 2021 09:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Olana State Historic Site
(518) 751-0344

Botanical Illustration is the art of depicting the form, color, and details of plant species. Studying nature's forms and colors can facilitate deeper understanding of drawing, color, and the natural world. In this eight-session course for adult learners ages 55+, teaching artist Wendy Hollender will guide students in using pencil and watercolor pencils to create realistic botanical drawings. Through this course, participants will learn more about drawing techniques, qualities of color, and deepen their understanding of plant forms and structures. This course is offered in conjunction with Olana's 2021 exhibition, Cross Pollination, which explores the connections between art and nature through the work of Martin Johnson Heade, Frederic Church, Thomas Cole, and contemporary artists engaging with themes of nature, ecology, and the natural world.

Wendy Hollender is a botanical artist, illustrator, author, and instructor. For more information, please visit: https://tickets.olana.org/Info.aspx?EventID=11

 If you are interested in registering for this program, please email education@olana.org.

Registration: Required
Tue 29 Jun
Young at HeArt: Drawing and Painting Summer’s Bounty
Tuesday, June 29, 2021 09:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Olana State Historic Site
(518) 751-0344

Botanical Illustration is the art of depicting the form, color, and details of plant species. Studying nature's forms and colors can facilitate deeper understanding of drawing, color, and the natural world. In this eight-session course for adult learners ages 55+, teaching artist Wendy Hollender will guide students in using pencil and watercolor pencils to create realistic botanical drawings. Through this course, participants will learn more about drawing techniques, qualities of color, and deepen their understanding of plant forms and structures. This course is offered in conjunction with Olana's 2021 exhibition, Cross Pollination, which explores the connections between art and nature through the work of Martin Johnson Heade, Frederic Church, Thomas Cole, and contemporary artists engaging with themes of nature, ecology, and the natural world.

Wendy Hollender is a botanical artist, illustrator, author, and instructor. For more information, please visit: https://tickets.olana.org/Info.aspx?EventID=11

 If you are interested in registering for this program, please email education@olana.org.

Registration: Required