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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

Tue 28 Sep
Young at HeART: Plein Air Pastel at Olana
Tuesday, September 28, 2021 05:30 PM - 08:30 PM
Olana State Historic Site
(518) 567-2170

Tuesdays & Wednesdays, September 14 - October 6, 2021

Please visit the following link to read the full event description and programming dates: click here

This eight-session course will use Olana's artist-designed landscape as a source of inspiration for learning about plein air painting. Using pastel, participants ages 55+ will develop a working knowledge of painting, make a finished work and several studies each class, and gain the ability to paint plein air independently.

$200 person, $150 members. Limited capacity; Advanced registration required at OLANA.org. Scholarships are available. For more information, please contact education@olana.org or call (518) 567-2170. During the COVID-19 crisis, The Olana Partnership will refund registration before this program upon cancellation for any reason. Please note that The Olana Partnership reserves the right to cancel this program due to extreme weather or other dangerous conditions.

REGISTER: https://tickets.olana.org/SelectDate.aspx?TrackingType=Customer&ActivityID=4035

Registration: Required
Tue 28 Sep
Virtual Young at HeART: Memoir as Sight and Sound
Tuesday, September 28, 2021 06:30 PM
Olana State Historic Site
(518) 567-2170

Please visit the following link to read the full event description: click here

Just as acclaimed 19th-century artist Martin Johnson Heade captured visual and aural stimuli on canvas, so are the senses essential to the craft of memoir. In this six-week course, participants will each craft a memoir essay of 1,500 words and will consider such essential topics as: the narrative arc, describing a setting, creating a reliable narrator, and writing dialogue.

$200 person, $150 members. Limited capacity; Advanced registration required at OLANA.org. Scholarships are available. For more information, please contact education@olana.org or call (518) 567-2170. During the COVID-19 crisis, The Olana Partnership will refund registration before this program upon cancellation for any reason. Please note that The Olana Partnership reserves the right to cancel this program due to extreme weather or other dangerous conditions.

REGISTER: https://tickets.olana.org/SelectDate.aspx?TrackingType=Customer&ActivityID=4036

Wed 29 Sep
Young at HeART: Plein Air Pastel at Olana
Wednesday, September 29, 2021 01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Olana State Historic Site
(518) 567-2170

Tuesdays & Wednesdays, September 14 - October 6, 2021

Please visit the following link to read the full event description and programming dates: click here

This eight-session course will use Olana's artist-designed landscape as a source of inspiration for learning about plein air painting. Using pastel, participants ages 55+ will develop a working knowledge of painting, make a finished work and several studies each class, and gain the ability to paint plein air independently.

$200 person, $150 members. Limited capacity; Advanced registration required at OLANA.org. Scholarships are available. For more information, please contact education@olana.org or call (518) 567-2170. During the COVID-19 crisis, The Olana Partnership will refund registration before this program upon cancellation for any reason. Please note that The Olana Partnership reserves the right to cancel this program due to extreme weather or other dangerous conditions.

REGISTER: https://tickets.olana.org/SelectDate.aspx?TrackingType=Customer&ActivityID=4035

Registration: Required
Tue 05 Oct
Young at HeART: Plein Air Pastel at Olana
Tuesday, October 5, 2021 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Olana State Historic Site
(518) 567-2170

Tuesdays & Wednesdays, September 14 - October 6, 2021

Please visit the following link to read the full event description and programming dates: click here

This eight-session course will use Olana's artist-designed landscape as a source of inspiration for learning about plein air painting. Using pastel, participants ages 55+ will develop a working knowledge of painting, make a finished work and several studies each class, and gain the ability to paint plein air independently.

$200 person, $150 members. Limited capacity; Advanced registration required at OLANA.org. Scholarships are available. For more information, please contact education@olana.org or call (518) 567-2170. During the COVID-19 crisis, The Olana Partnership will refund registration before this program upon cancellation for any reason. Please note that The Olana Partnership reserves the right to cancel this program due to extreme weather or other dangerous conditions.

REGISTER: https://tickets.olana.org/SelectDate.aspx?TrackingType=Customer&ActivityID=4035

Registration: Required
Tue 05 Oct
Virtual Young at HeART: Memoir as Sight and Sound
Tuesday, October 5, 2021 06:30 PM
Olana State Historic Site
(518) 567-2170

Please visit the following link to read the full event description: click here

Just as acclaimed 19th-century artist Martin Johnson Heade captured visual and aural stimuli on canvas, so are the senses essential to the craft of memoir. In this six-week course, participants will each craft a memoir essay of 1,500 words and will consider such essential topics as: the narrative arc, describing a setting, creating a reliable narrator, and writing dialogue.

$200 person, $150 members. Limited capacity; Advanced registration required at OLANA.org. Scholarships are available. For more information, please contact education@olana.org or call (518) 567-2170. During the COVID-19 crisis, The Olana Partnership will refund registration before this program upon cancellation for any reason. Please note that The Olana Partnership reserves the right to cancel this program due to extreme weather or other dangerous conditions.

REGISTER: https://tickets.olana.org/SelectDate.aspx?TrackingType=Customer&ActivityID=4036

Wed 06 Oct
Young at HeART: Plein Air Pastel at Olana
Wednesday, October 6, 2021 01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Olana State Historic Site
(518) 567-2170

Tuesdays & Wednesdays, September 14 - October 6, 2021

Please visit the following link to read the full event description and programming dates: click here

This eight-session course will use Olana's artist-designed landscape as a source of inspiration for learning about plein air painting. Using pastel, participants ages 55+ will develop a working knowledge of painting, make a finished work and several studies each class, and gain the ability to paint plein air independently.

$200 person, $150 members. Limited capacity; Advanced registration required at OLANA.org. Scholarships are available. For more information, please contact education@olana.org or call (518) 567-2170. During the COVID-19 crisis, The Olana Partnership will refund registration before this program upon cancellation for any reason. Please note that The Olana Partnership reserves the right to cancel this program due to extreme weather or other dangerous conditions.

REGISTER: https://tickets.olana.org/SelectDate.aspx?TrackingType=Customer&ActivityID=4035

Registration: Required
Sat 09 Oct
Environmentalists on Olana: Exploring Historic and Modern Threats to the Hudson River with Riverkeeper
Saturday, October 9, 2021 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Olana State Historic Site
(518) 751-0344

Local environmentalists and ecological stewards will lead walking tours of Olana, engaging participants in the work of their organizations and providing new insights into Olana's 250-acres. By connecting their naturalist 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 natural world.

Join Riverkeeper's Volunteer and Outreach Coordinator Jen Benson for a walking tour of Olana's artist-designed landscape to learn the history of the Hudson River, explore historic and current threats to the river, and learn about Riverkeeper's efforts to advocate for fishable and swimmable waters. Riverkeeper's mission is to protect and restore the Hudson River from source to sea and safeguard drinking water supplies, through advocacy rooted in community partnerships, science and law. $15 per person/ $10 for members.

Tue 12 Oct
Virtual Young at HeART: Memoir as Sight and Sound
Tuesday, October 12, 2021 06:30 PM
Olana State Historic Site
(518) 567-2170

Please visit the following link to read the full event description: click here

Just as acclaimed 19th-century artist Martin Johnson Heade captured visual and aural stimuli on canvas, so are the senses essential to the craft of memoir. In this six-week course, participants will each craft a memoir essay of 1,500 words and will consider such essential topics as: the narrative arc, describing a setting, creating a reliable narrator, and writing dialogue.

$200 person, $150 members. Limited capacity; Advanced registration required at OLANA.org. Scholarships are available. For more information, please contact education@olana.org or call (518) 567-2170. During the COVID-19 crisis, The Olana Partnership will refund registration before this program upon cancellation for any reason. Please note that The Olana Partnership reserves the right to cancel this program due to extreme weather or other dangerous conditions.

REGISTER: https://tickets.olana.org/SelectDate.aspx?TrackingType=Customer&ActivityID=4036

Sat 16 Oct
Beginners Nature Photography Night with Columbia Land Conservancy
Saturday, October 16, 2021 04:00 PM - 05:30 PM
Olana State Historic Site
(518) 392-5252

Join the Columbia Land Conservancy and local photographer, Robert Gilson, for a special evening exploring Olana through a new lens. During this walk and workshop, participants will learn more about nature photography techniques while taking snapshots and connecting Olana's artist designed landscape. Please bring your own digital camera and/or smart phone with a camera. During this program, participants will walk about 1 mile along Olana's carriage roads; please wear appropriate footwear and dress for the weather. Ages 12 and up. $5/free for Olana and CLC members.

Robert Gilson has an MFA in photography from the Visual Studies Workshop, formerly a satellite program of SUNY Buffalo. His photographs have been exhibited and published in the U.S. and Europe. Through his photographs, Robert's goal is to convey the magic that happens in the natural world. Outdoor Exposure, Columbia Land Conservancy's photography club, meets monthly, with members taking part in photography challenges, visiting Public Conservation Areas, and learning new skills. For more than thirty years, the Columbia Land Conservancy has worked to inspire our community to more deeply connect with, respect, and protect the natural world. For additional information, call 518.392.5252 or visit clctrust.org.

Tue 19 Oct
Virtual Young at HeART: Memoir as Sight and Sound
Tuesday, October 19, 2021 06:30 PM
Olana State Historic Site
(518) 567-2170

Please visit the following link to read the full event description: click here

Just as acclaimed 19th-century artist Martin Johnson Heade captured visual and aural stimuli on canvas, so are the senses essential to the craft of memoir. In this six-week course, participants will each craft a memoir essay of 1,500 words and will consider such essential topics as: the narrative arc, describing a setting, creating a reliable narrator, and writing dialogue.

$200 person, $150 members. Limited capacity; Advanced registration required at OLANA.org. Scholarships are available. For more information, please contact education@olana.org or call (518) 567-2170. During the COVID-19 crisis, The Olana Partnership will refund registration before this program upon cancellation for any reason. Please note that The Olana Partnership reserves the right to cancel this program due to extreme weather or other dangerous conditions.

REGISTER: https://tickets.olana.org/SelectDate.aspx?TrackingType=Customer&ActivityID=4036

Sat 23 Oct
Family Explorer Tour
Saturday, October 23, 2021 02:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Olana State Historic Site
(518) 751-0344

Learn about the artistic adventures of Frederic Church while taking a journey of your own! Discover Olana's designed landscape and unique architecture on an outdoor walk filled with family-friendly 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).
Tue 26 Oct
Virtual Young at HeART: Memoir as Sight and Sound
Tuesday, October 26, 2021 06:30 PM
Olana State Historic Site
(518) 567-2170

Please visit the following link to read the full event description: click here

Just as acclaimed 19th-century artist Martin Johnson Heade captured visual and aural stimuli on canvas, so are the senses essential to the craft of memoir. In this six-week course, participants will each craft a memoir essay of 1,500 words and will consider such essential topics as: the narrative arc, describing a setting, creating a reliable narrator, and writing dialogue.

$200 person, $150 members. Limited capacity; Advanced registration required at OLANA.org. Scholarships are available. For more information, please contact education@olana.org or call (518) 567-2170. During the COVID-19 crisis, The Olana Partnership will refund registration before this program upon cancellation for any reason. Please note that The Olana Partnership reserves the right to cancel this program due to extreme weather or other dangerous conditions.

REGISTER: https://tickets.olana.org/SelectDate.aspx?TrackingType=Customer&ActivityID=4036

Tue 02 Nov
Virtual Young at HeART: Memoir as Sight and Sound
Tuesday, November 2, 2021 06:30 PM
Olana State Historic Site
(518) 567-2170

Please visit the following link to read the full event description: click here

Just as acclaimed 19th-century artist Martin Johnson Heade captured visual and aural stimuli on canvas, so are the senses essential to the craft of memoir. In this six-week course, participants will each craft a memoir essay of 1,500 words and will consider such essential topics as: the narrative arc, describing a setting, creating a reliable narrator, and writing dialogue.

$200 person, $150 members. Limited capacity; Advanced registration required at OLANA.org. Scholarships are available. For more information, please contact education@olana.org or call (518) 567-2170. During the COVID-19 crisis, The Olana Partnership will refund registration before this program upon cancellation for any reason. Please note that The Olana Partnership reserves the right to cancel this program due to extreme weather or other dangerous conditions.

REGISTER: https://tickets.olana.org/SelectDate.aspx?TrackingType=Customer&ActivityID=4036

Tue 09 Nov
Virtual Young at HeART: Memoir as Sight and Sound
Tuesday, November 9, 2021 06:30 PM
Olana State Historic Site
(518) 567-2170

Please visit the following link to read the full event description: click here

Just as acclaimed 19th-century artist Martin Johnson Heade captured visual and aural stimuli on canvas, so are the senses essential to the craft of memoir. In this six-week course, participants will each craft a memoir essay of 1,500 words and will consider such essential topics as: the narrative arc, describing a setting, creating a reliable narrator, and writing dialogue.

$200 person, $150 members. Limited capacity; Advanced registration required at OLANA.org. Scholarships are available. For more information, please contact education@olana.org or call (518) 567-2170. During the COVID-19 crisis, The Olana Partnership will refund registration before this program upon cancellation for any reason. Please note that The Olana Partnership reserves the right to cancel this program due to extreme weather or other dangerous conditions.

REGISTER: https://tickets.olana.org/SelectDate.aspx?TrackingType=Customer&ActivityID=4036