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2015 Exhibition Coverage for “River Crossings: Contemporary Art Comes Home”
The Wall Street Journal
The Rogovoy Report
ABC News: New and Now: Lilac Fests, Hudson River Art, Night Exhibit
Stephen Hannock sets the stage for “River Crossings: Contemporary Art Comes Home”
Artist Pension Trust
Word Pond Blog
The Barlow Hotel Blog
PACE Gallery-Thomas Nozkowski
River Crossings Exhibit Brings Contemporary Art to the Mid-Hudson
I Love Hudson
Jerry Gretzinger highlights his work for River Crossings
Contemporary Exhibit Set For Thomas Cole, Olana Sites
Catskill unveils proposal for cross-Hudson shuttle
New York Times- Cedar Grove, Peabody Essex and Other Niche Museums Foray Into Contemporary Art
Spectre Arts- “Contemporary Artists Head North to Pay Homage to the Hudson Valley’s Artistic Past”
Greene County Council on the Arts
Auction Central News- “Hudson River Historic Sites Hosting Contemporary Art Exhibit”
On the Scene- “Olana and Thomas Cole to Host Joint Exhibition, River Crossings
New York Times- “Hudson River Historic Sites Hosting Contemporary Art Exhibit”
Metro Pictures Gallery- Cindy Sherman
Catskill Daily Mail- “OUR VIEW: Mr. Cole and Mr. Church, together again”
Register Star- “Cole, Church to Meet in the Abstract”
Hyperallergic “Art Movements”
New York Observer- “Contemporary Artists Head North to Pay Homage to the Hudson Valley’s Artistic Past” (AP)
New Jersey Herald- “Hudson River Historic Sites Hosting Contemporary Art Exhibit” (AP)
Troy Record- “New York State News In Brief: Hudson River Historic Sites Hosting Art Exhibit”
Saratogian- “New York State News In Brief: Hudson River Historic Sites Hosting Art Exhibit”
IMBY.com- “Landmark Contemporary Art Exhibition Opening May 2015″
Yahoo! News- “Hudson River Historic Sites Hosting Contemporary Art Exhibit” (AP)
ABC News- “Hudson River Historic Sites Hosting Contemporary Art Exhibit” (AP)
The Washington Post- “Hudson River Historic Sites Hosting Contemporary Art Exhibit” (AP)
Newsday- “Hudson River Historic Sites Hosting Contemporary Art Exhibit” (AP)
Minneapolis Star Tribune- “2 New York historic sites linked to Hudson River School hosting contemporary art exhibit” (AP)
Tampa Tribune- “Hudson River Historic Sites Hosting Contemporary Art Exhibit” (AP)
San Antonio Express News- “Hudson River Historic Sites Hosting Contemporary Art Exhibit” (AP)
The Washington Times- “Hudson River Historic Sites Hosting Contemporary Art Exhibit” (AP)
Explore-Hudson-Valley.com AP Story from Yahoo! News
Explore-Hudson-Valley.com AP Story from New York Observer
Daily Freeman- “Thomas Cole, Olana historic sites to host contemporary art exhibit” (AP)
Glens Falls Post-Star “Hudson River Historic Sites Hosting Contemporary Art Exhibit” (AP)
The Daily Star (Oneonta)- “Hudson River Historic Sites Hosting Contemporary Art Exhibit” (AP)
Winnipeg Free Press- “2 New York historic sites linked to Hudson River School hosting contemporary art exhibit” (AP)
Times Herald-Record (Middletown)- “Hudson River Historic Sites Hosting Contemporary Art Exhibit” (AP)
Beaumont (TX) Enterprise- “Hudson River Historic Sites Hosting Contemporary Art Exhibit” (AP)
Lewiston Morning Tribune (ID)- “Art going on exhibit at Hudson Valley sites” (AP)
WRAL-TV (Raleigh-Durham)- “Hudson River Historic Sites Hosting Contemporary Art Exhibit” (AP)
CBS6-TV (Albany, NY)- “Hudson River Historic Sites Hosting Contemporary Art Exhibit” (AP)
WHAM-TV (Rochester, NY)- “Hudson River Historic Sites Hosting Contemporary Art Exhibit” (AP)
WNYT-TV (Albany, NY)- “Hudson River Historic Sites Hosting Contemporary Art Exhibit” (AP)
WTEN-TV News 10 (Albany, NY)- “Hudson River Historic Sites Hosting Contemporary Art Exhibit” (AP)
WISH-TV (Indianapolis, IN)- “Hudson River Historic Sites Hosting Contemporary Art Exhibit” (AP)
Albany Times Union- “Cole, Church sites open doors: Contemporary artists join 19th century works for project”
Albany Times Union – Online “Chuck Close, Maya Lin, others in upcoming exhibit crossing the Hudson”

Olana’s Groundswell Draws Crowds Despite Rain

Olana’s Griffen leaving after 25 years

Olana ruling sends tower foes a message

Formative Lessons in the Hudson River School

The Spiritual Home of the Hudson River School

Olana Historic Site posts 12% increase in attendance

Last Weeks for Maine Sublime: Frederic Church’s Landscapes of Mount Desert and Mount Katahdin

Art Review: Albert Bierstadt at the Cole House, Frederic Edwin Church at Olana

Fight on to save artist’s view

Olana: Walking Into Frederic Church’s Hudson River School Paintings

Flavor of Olana: Fundraiser features food inspired by paintings 

Fight Over a Communications Tower Unsettles the Hudson Valley

‘Editing’ the Hudson River School Painter Frederic Church’s Land

Scenes From Maine, and an Artist’s Life:  A Review of ‘Maine Sublime,’ a Frederic Church Exhibition, at Olana in Hudson

Capital Region Economic Development Council Announces Historic Preservation Projects at Olana State Historic Site

Evening Hours: Bill Cunningham

The Olana Partnership Announces Appointment of New President
Sean E. Sawyer Ph.D. has been appointed as the Washburn and Susan Oberwager President of The Olana Partnership (TOP). He will join Olana on May 18. Mr. Sawyer’s appointment comes as the result of a national search to find a visionary, strategic thinker and operational leader for TOP’s staff, programs, and mission.   Click here for entire press release in PDF format.

“RIVER CROSSINGS” EXHIBITION WILL BRING CONTEMPORARY ART BY WORLDRENOWNED
ARTISTS BACK TO THE HOMES WHERE DISTINCTLY AMERICAN ART
WAS BORN, CREATING AN UNPRECEDENTED EXPERIENCE 

The Thomas Cole National Historic Site and The Olana Partnership/Olana State Historic Site announced today that they will co-host a landmark exhibition of contemporary art to highlight the pivotal role that the two historic properties – and the artists who lived and
worked there – played in shaping America’s culture of contemporary art.  Click here for entire press release in PDF format.

The Olana Partnership Announces Interim President
David Redden, Vice President, Sotheby’s NYC, and President of The Olana Partnership board of trustees, has confirmed the appointment of Rena Zurofsky as Interim President of The Olana Partnership.  Click here for entire press release in PDF format.

The Olana Partnership Awarded $200,000 ESDC Marketing Grant for River Crossings
The Olana Partnership (TOP) and the Thomas Cole National Historic Site (TCNHS) are partnering to launch a joint exhibition of contemporary art, entitled River Crossings: Contemporary Art Comes HomeClick here for entire press release in PDF format.

All the Raj – Frederic Church and Lockwood de Forest; Painting, Decorating and Collecting at Olana, On view at Olana: May 11-November 2, 2014 
All the Raj – Frederic Church and Lockwood de Forest; Painting, Decorating and Collecting at Olana, an exhibition featuring oil sketches and decorative arts by landscape painter and 19th century tastemaker Lockwood de Forest, will open at Olana, the historic home and studio of Frederic Church, on Sunday May 11, 2014. Lockwood de Forest (1850-1932) studied painting with the eminent landscape artist Frederic Church in the 1870s; the exhibition will begin by highlighting sketches showing that the two artists worked side by side at Olana. Click here for entire press release in pdf format.

Olana Receives Grant for Programming from Hudson River Bank and Trust Company Foundation
Olana Receives Grant for Programming from Hudson River Bank and Trust Company Foundation
The Olana Partnership announced that it received a grant of $30,000 over the next three years from the Hudson River Bank and Trust Company Foundation (HRBT). The grant will be used to support Olana’s programs and activities in the Wagon House Education Center and at Olana State Historic Site. Click here for entire press release in pdf format.

Birding 101 with Audubon NY at Olana
The Olana Partnership is proud to offer: First Day of Spring Birding Event with Audubon NY education coordinator Larry Federman on Thursday, March 20, from 9-11am at the Wagon House Education Center at Olana State Historic Site. Larry Federman will present about local birds found at Olana and in the Hudson Valley. Following the presentation participants will be led on a guided walk in Olana’s beautiful artist-designed landscape. Click here for entire press release in pdf format.

Expert Report Identifies Solutions That Can Boost Emergency Communications, Minimize Impacts to Historic Site and its Economic Contributions
The Olana Partnership and Scenic Hudson today released a report, prepared by a nationally recognized telecommunications engineer, that supports their continuing efforts to resolve a dispute in order to both enhance emergency communications and preserve the visitor experience at the Olana State Historic Site. Olana is one of the region’s most important historic sites and a major contributor to the local economy.Click here for entire press release in pdf format.

The Olana Partnership appoints four new members to the Board of Trustees
The governing members of The Olana Partnership elected four new members to the Board of Trustees at its January 25, 2014 board meeting. “Each of the new members brings a world class level of expertise to the board and will guide The Olana Partnership to new heights” said Sara Griffen, President of The Olana Partnership.Click here for entire press release in pdf format.

Olana Receives Stewart’s Holiday Match Grant
The Olana Partnership announced that it received a grant of $1,500 from the Stewart’s Holiday Match program. The grant will be used to support children’s programs and activities in the Wagon House Education Center at Olana State Historic Site during the 2014 season.Click here for entire press release in pdf format.

Cook Up a Delicious Meal at Olana with Chef Julie Gale
The Olana Partnership is pleased to offer “Heart and Hands Cooking Workshop” with local chef-instructor Julie Gale on Saturday, February 15 from 11am-1pm at the Wagon House Education Center at Olana. Julie Gale, owner of At the Kitchen Table Cooking School, will lead participants through a hands-on cooking demonstration and teach participants how to make a meal that your sweetheart is sure to enjoy. Click here for entire press release in pdf format.

Snowshoe Walk
The Olana Partnership is pleased to collaborate with environmental educator Fran Martino for a guided snowshoe walk at Olana State Historic Site on Saturday, February 8 from 1-3 p.m. beginning at the Wagon House Education Center. In case of a snowstorm on the day of the program, it will be rescheduled for Sunday, February 9 from 1-3 p.m. Click here for entire press release in pdf format.

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