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Sun 12 May
In Frederic Church’s Ombra: Architecture in Conversation with Nature
Sunday, May 12, 2019 until Sunday, November 3, 2019
Olana State Historic Site
(518) 828-0135

Sharp Family Gallery, Olana State Historic Site

May 12 – November 3, 2019

Olana’s 2019 exhibition will showcase multimedia design concepts and installations, developed by leading architects and select artists. As Guest Curator, Barry Bergdoll (of Columbia University and the Museum of Modern Art) invited a group of today’s most exploratory architects to respond to the transitional outdoor rooms at Olana that are so essential to the original 19th century design of Olana’s Main House. For more information visit OLANA.org

 

Sat 21 Sep
Museum Storytelling: Family Tours at Olana
Saturday, September 21, 2019 10:00 AM
Olana State Historic Site
(518) 828-0135

$10 ADULT, $5 MEMBER, $5 CHILD | [10 GUEST LIMIT]

Master storyteller Tom Lee tells a stunning Syrian folktale in the landscape and inside the Main House at Olana. Lee uses art, objects, history and interactivity to help young people (and grown-ups!) fall in love with the Church's adventures. This is a program designed to introduce youth to the magic of a historic house museum. For more information and tickets visit OLANA.org

Registration: Required
Sat 21 Sep
Audible Topography: Olana as Music
Saturday, September 21, 2019 03:00 PM
Olana State Historic Site
(518) 828-0135

Artists on Olana - Bob Lukomski

$15 ADULT, $10 MEMBER, $10 CHILD | [24 GUEST LIMIT]

Composer Bob Lukomski explores the sounds of Olana and its surrounding environment using technology to create a musical conversation in response to Frederic Church’s historic landscape. For more information and tickets visit OLANA.org

Registration: Required
Sun 22 Sep
Yoga of the Earth
Sunday, September 22, 2019 09:00 AM
Olana State Historic Site
(518) 828-0135

DONATION BASED | [NO LIMIT]

Join Stephanie Fischer for our monthly gentle morning yoga practice, in the beauty of Frederic Church's expansive Hudson River views. Yoga of the Earth's practice is inspired by the nature surrounding us and focuses on creating an atmosphere that encourages awareness and connection with the natural world. Open to all levels, including beginners. We will be practicing on blankets to enhance our connection to the Earth. Some blankets may be provided, but please feel free to bring your own blanket and/or props if you wish. We do not recommend mats for this class. For more information and tickets visit OLANA.org

Sun 22 Sep
Spots of Time: Writing and Thinking Walk
Sunday, September 22, 2019 10:00 AM
Olana State Historic Site
(518) 828-0135

Rewilding Art (Celia Bland & Susan Merriam)

$15 ADULT, $10 MEMBER, $10 CHILD | [24 GUEST LIMIT]

Frederic Church designed carriage roads to maximize views of the Hudson River and Catskill Mountains. The organizing aesthetic for these vistas was a romantic ideal of the sublime and the "language of Nature.” Contemplation of these views was meant to provide inspiration and comfort – in poet William Wordsworth's words, "spots of time...[where] our minds/ Are nourished and invisibly repaired.” This tour, led by poet Celia Bland and art historian Susan Merriam, faculty at Bard College, will put the gorgeous panoramas glimpsed from Olana's carriage roads in dialogue with some of the unexpected perspectives of contemporary and Romantic poetry. For more information and tickets visit OLANA.org

Registration: Required
Sat 28 Sep
Architects on Olana: Daniel Sachs & Kevin Lindores
Saturday, September 28, 2019 05:30 PM
Olana State Historic Site
(518) 828-0135

$20 ADULT, $15 MEMBER, $15 CHILD | [11 GUEST LIMIT]

Experience Olana’s Main House through the eyes of an architect. The Olana Partnership introduces a new series which invites contemporary architects to interpret Olana. Susan Wides, Director and Curator of Steven Holl’s ‘T’ Space, Rhinebeck has curated the series to include some of the world’s leading voices. For more information and tickets visit OLANA.org

Registration: Required
Sat 05 Oct
NAVIGATING SUBJECTIVE LANDSCAPES: A CINEMATIC OLANA - ARTISTS ON OLANA (CASEY ROBERTSON)
Saturday, October 5, 2019 04:30 PM
Olana State Historic Site
(518) 828-0135

$15 ADULT, $10 MEMBER, $10 CHILD | VISITOR’S CENTER Photographer Casey Robertson will introduce visitors to a series of international films from the last six decades portraying landscape as evolving spaces. A walk through Olana’s designed landscape will follow the presentation with a conversation about the cinematic experience of traveling Frederic Church’s artist-designed historic carriage roads and seeing his curated views. For more information and tickets visit OLANA.org
Sun 06 Oct
FOOD TRUCK PICNIC DAYS: PAPA’S BEST BATCH
Sunday, October 6, 2019 11:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Olana State Historic Site
(518) 828-0135

Picnicking is one of the most treasured 19th century past times. Popularized in the United States as a meal taken al fresco (outdoors) as part of an excursion, picnicking is ideally set in scenic surroundings such as a park, lakeside, or other place affording an interesting view. Pack your chairs, blankets, and coolers, or enjoy our limited picnic tables- because we have the food covered!
Sun 06 Oct
UNPLANNED VIEWS: GEOLOGY & THE HUDSON RIVER SCHOOL WALK - REWILDING ART (ROBERT TITUS)
Sunday, October 6, 2019 03:00 PM
Olana State Historic Site
(518) 828-0135

$15 ADULT, $10 MEMBER, $10 CHILD | VISITOR’S CENTER

Take a tour of Olana’s geological landscape with Hartwick College Geology Professor, Robert Titus. Participants will learn about the geological history of Olana and the forces that shaped the 19th-century Hudson River School artist Frederic Church’s artist-designed landscape. Experience Olana’s landscape with new eyes—the eyes of geologist who sees where science meets storytelling and time travel is possible. For more information and tickets visit OLANA.org

Sat 12 Oct
MUSEUM STORYTELLING: FAMILY TOURS AT OLANA
Saturday, October 12, 2019 10:00 AM
Olana State Historic Site
(518) 828-0135

$10 ADULT, $5 MEMBER, $5 CHILD | VISITOR’S CENTER

Master storyteller Tom Lee tells a stunning Syrian folktale in the landscape and inside the Main House at Olana. Lee uses art, objects, history and interactivity to help young people (and grown-ups!) fall in love with the Church's adventures. This is a program designed to introduce youth to the magic of a historic house museum. For more information and tickets visit OLANA.org Credit: Olivia Waldron, The Olana Partnership

Sat 12 Oct
FOOD TRUCK PICNIC DAYS: GRACIE’S FOOD TRUCK
Saturday, October 12, 2019 11:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Olana State Historic Site
(518) 828-0135

Picnicking is one of the most treasured 19th century past times. Popularized in the United States as a meal taken al fresco (outdoors) as part of an excursion, picnicking is ideally set in scenic surroundings such as a park, lakeside, or other place affording an interesting view. Pack your chairs, blankets, and coolers, or enjoy our limited picnic tables- because we have the food covered!
Sat 12 Oct
ARCHITECTS ON OLANA: JANE STAGEBERG & TIM BADE
Saturday, October 12, 2019 05:30 PM
Olana State Historic Site
(518) 828-0135

$20 ADULT, $15 MEMBER, $15 CHILD | VISITOR’S CENTER Experience Olana’s Main House through the eyes of an architect. The Olana Partnership introduces a new series which invites contemporary architects to interpret Olana. Susan Wides, Director and Curator of Steven Holl’s ‘T’ Space, Rhinebeck has curated the series to include some of the world’s leading voices. For more information and tickets visit OLANA.org
Sun 13 Oct
Yoga of the Earth
Sunday, October 13, 2019 09:00 AM
Olana State Historic Site
(518) 828-0135

DONATION BASED

Join Stephanie Fischer for our monthly gentle morning yoga practice, in the beauty of Frederic Church's expansive Hudson River views. Yoga of the Earth's practice is inspired by the nature surrounding us and focuses on creating an atmosphere that encourages awareness and connection with the natural world. Open to all levels, including beginners. We will be practicing on blankets to enhance our connection to the Earth. Some blankets may be provided, but please feel free to bring your own blanket and/or props if you wish. We do not recommend mats for this class. For more information and tickets visit OLANA.org Credit: Olivia Waldron, The Olana Partnership

Sat 19 Oct
SCARY STORYTELLING - Pamela Schembri
Saturday, October 19, 2019
Olana State Historic Site
(518) 828-0135

At 3pm and 4:30pm.

$15 ADULT, $10 MEMBER, $10 CHILD | VISITOR’S CENTER

Join author and storyteller Pamela Schmebri for a ghost story walk along Olana’s carriage roads inspired by historic gothic and Victorian era literature, folklore, and Halloween traditions.

Sat 19 Oct
FOOD TRUCK PICNIC DAYS: NOSH
Saturday, October 19, 2019 11:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Olana State Historic Site
(518) 828-0135

Picnicking is one of the most treasured 19th century past times. Popularized in the United States as a meal taken al fresco (outdoors) as part of an excursion, picnicking is ideally set in scenic surroundings such as a park, lakeside, or other place affording an interesting view. Pack your chairs, blankets, and coolers, or enjoy our limited picnic tables- because we have the food covered!
Sat 26 Oct
SCARY STORYTELLING WITH PAMELA SCHEMBRI
Saturday, October 26, 2019
Olana State Historic Site
(518) 828-0135

At 3pm and 4:30pm.

$15 ADULT, $10 MEMBER, $10 CHILD | VISITOR’S CENTER

Join author and storyteller Pamela Schmebri for a ghost story walk along Olana’s carriage roads inspired by historic gothic and Victorian era literature, folklore, and Halloween traditions.

Sat 26 Oct
FOOD TRUCK PICNIC DAYS: NOSH
Saturday, October 26, 2019 until Sunday, October 27, 2019 11:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Olana State Historic Site
(518) 828-0135

Picnicking is one of the most treasured 19th century past times. Popularized in the United States as a meal taken al fresco (outdoors) as part of an excursion, picnicking is ideally set in scenic surroundings such as a park, lakeside, or other place affording an interesting view. Pack your chairs, blankets, and coolers, or enjoy our limited picnic tables- because we have the food covered!
Tue 29 Oct
PATHWAYS TO PREVENTION
Tuesday, October 29, 2019 05:30 PM
Olana State Historic Site
(518) 828-0135

TODAY HURTS, SO LET’S BUILD A STRONGER TOMORROW! FREE | WAGON HOUSE EDUCATION CENTER

Nature and health are intrinsically linked and the partnership between Olana and Columbia Memorial Health brings innovative education programs to aid you in your wellness. Physical Therapist Assistant and Athletic Trainer, Corey Smith will give you tips on properly taking care of your posture and body at your workplace. Participants will experience a 30-minute talk, followed by an optional short walk with the experts on Olana’s carriage roads. Corey Smith, Columbia Memorial Health