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Capturing the Cosmos: Frederic Church painting Humboldt’s Vision of Nature

POSTED ON May 2nd  - POSTED IN Past Exhibitions

Evelyn and Maurice Sharp Gallery
May 15-October 30, 2016

Frederic Edwin Church, “Mount Chimborazo at Sunset” (detail), c. July 1857, oil on academy board mounted to canvas, 12 x 21 7/16in., Collection Olana State Historic Site, New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation.

Capturing the Cosmos, the 2016 exhibition in the Sharp Family Gallery, explored the influence of the great German Naturalist Alexander von Humboldt on Frederic Church.  Acclaimed and revered during his own lifetime, Humboldt is currently enjoying a renaissance due to the recent award-winning bio The Invention of Nature by Andrea Wulf. Humboldt’s writings inspired Church’s South American adventures and the resulting masterpieces that made him internationally famous, and informed Church’s later trips to Germany’s Bavarian Lakes and Mexico.  Sketches, diaries and artifacts from these trips trace Church’s daring escapades to capture Humboldt’s Cosmos.

This exhibition is organized by The Olana Partnership and the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation.

The Trustees and staff of The Olana Partnership wish to recognize the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo; New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation Commissioner Rose Harvey; Deputy Commissioner for Historic Preservation Ruth Pierpont; Regional Director, Taconic Region Linda Cooper; Director of the Bureau of Historic Sites Christopher Flagg; and Olana Site Manager Kimberly Flook.

 

Screen Shot 2014-01-23 at 3.04.07 PMWith additional support provided by public funds from the Museum Program of the New York State Council on the Arts, a State agency.

Mystery Box: Student Artists at Work

POSTED ON May 2nd  - POSTED IN Past Exhibitions

Coachman’s House Gallery
June 4-July 31, 2016

The Coachman’s House Gallery was transformed into an experimental work space for Bard College undergraduate and MFA students, Scott van der Veen and Lily Prince, who were selected to experiment with research-based art-making practices at Olana. These students were available for questions and conversations throughout the summer weekends and visitors watched their artwork develop over time.

Follies, Function & Form: Imagining Olana’s Summer House

POSTED ON May 2nd  - POSTED IN On The Road, Past Exhibitions

The Center for Architecture – New York City
January 30-April 22, 2017

Coachman’s House Gallery
August 14-November 13, 2016

Frederic Joseph Church, Plan of Olana, September 1886, watercolor on paper, OL. 1984.39. Collection Olana State Historic Site, New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation

The historic 1886 Plan of Olana is largely accurate, yet it contains one mystery: a structure labeled “Summer House”.  Summer houses were common in early American gardens and public landscapes, yet there is no documentary evidence about the style or form of this structure at Olana.  Designers will present summer house concept sketches in response to Olana. This exhibition is organized by The Olana Partnership, in collaboration with the New York Chapters of The American Institute of Architects (AIANY) and the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA-NY).

For a details and bios click here.

POSTED ON March 30th  - POSTED IN Uncategorized

Individual Memberships


Membership



Individual ($50-$74 annually)
● Unlimited free admission to the main house and landscape at Olana for one adult.
● 15% discount on all purchases from the Olana Museum Shop

Dual/Family ($75-$99 annually)
● All the benefits of Individual Membership, plus:
● Unlimited free admission to the main house and landscape at Olana for 4 individuals.

Artist’s Circle ($100-$249 annually)
● All the benefits of Family Membership, plus:
● Membership in North American Reciprocal Museum Association (NARM) one of the largest reciprocal membership programs in the world.

Studio Society ($250-$499 annually)
● All the benefits of Artist’s Circle Membership, plus:
● Free admission to selected educational programs.
● Invitation to Studio Society Annual Party.

Sponsor ($500-$999 annually)
● All the benefits of Studio Society Membership, plus:
● Unlimited free admission to the main house and landscape at Olana for six individuals.
● VIP reception at Olana Summer Party.

Court Hall Society ($1,000-$4,999 annually)
● All the benefits of Sponsor Membership, plus:
● Private tour of main house and Frederic Church’s designed landscape for six.

Benefactor ($5,000+ annually)
● All the benefits of Court Hall Society Membership, plus:
● Private reception on piazza at Olana’s main house.

Corporate Support


Corporate Membership



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Business Friend ($100-$499 annually)
• Two membership cards for designated company representatives granting unlimited free admission to the main house and landscape.
• Invitations to educational programs and other events.
• Acknowledgement in Olana’s season program and website.
• Ability to reserve Olana’s Wagon House Education Center for private function.

Business Member ($500-$999 annually)
• All the benefits of Business Friend, plus:
• 4 membership cards designated company representatives granting unlimited free admission to the main house and landscape.
• Acknowledgement in Olana’s season program and website including company logo and link to web page.
• An Olana business member certificate.

Business Associate ($1,000-$4,999 annually)
• All the benefits of Business Member, plus:
• 6 membership cards designated company representatives granting unlimited free admission to the main house and landscape.
• Invitation to VIP reception at Olana’s Summer Party.

Business Leader ($5,000+ annually)
• All the benefits of Business Associate, plus:
• 12 membership cards designated company representatives granting unlimited free admission to the main house and landscape.
• Private VIP tour for up to 6 people of Olana’s main house and landscape.

Gift Membership


Gift Membership



Give the gift of membership at any level and share Olana with a loved one or colleague year-round.

Gift Membership Levels

Individual ($50-$74 annually)
● Unlimited free admission to the main house and landscape at Olana for one adult.
● 15% discount on all purchases from the Olana Museum Shop

Dual/Family ($75-$99 annually)
● All the benefits of Individual Membership, plus:
● Unlimited free admission to the main house and landscape at Olana for 4 individuals.

Artist’s Circle ($100-$249 annually)
● All the benefits of Family Membership, plus:
● Membership in North American Reciprocal Museum Association (NARM) one of the largest reciprocal membership programs in the world.

Studio Society ($250-$499 annually)
● All the benefits of Artist’s Circle Membership, plus:
● Free admission to selected educational programs.
● Invitation to Studio Society Annual Party.

Sponsor ($500-$999 annually)
● All the benefits of Studio Society Membership, plus:
● Unlimited free admission to the main house and landscape at Olana for six individuals.
● VIP reception at Olana Summer Party.

Court Hall Society ($1,000-$4,999 annually)
● All the benefits of Sponsor Membership, plus:
● Private tour of main house and Frederic Church’s designed landscape for six.

Benefactor ($5,000+ annually)
● All the benefits of Court Hall Society Membership, plus:
● Private reception on piazza at Olana’s main house.
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Planned Giving


Real Estate Real estate offers you several creative ways to help Olana. Outright transfers, trusts, gifts of remainder interests, bargain sales, and gifts of fractional interests are possible. The tax treatment is similar to that for appreciated stock gifts.

Bequest A bequest in your will naming The Olana Partnership as a recipient of a portion of your estate is another option. It is flexible, private, and easy. A bequest may be for a specific dollar amount, a percentage or fraction of your estate, or it may take the form of a trust. The taxable amount of your estate is reduced by the value of any charitable bequests. If you are seventy-five years of age or older, The Olana Partnership will honor your intentions to provide a charitable bequest to the Partnership by giving full gift credit for the documented value of your bequest. For bequest language, please click here.

Life Income Agreements Life Income Agreements (trusts, gift annuities, and pooled income funds) can often be used as a way of sheltering assets that will pay income for life to you or anyone you name, with future benefit to Olana. You will receive a deduction for the value of Olana’s interest.

Retirement Funds
Retirement Funds are another means of benefiting Olana. Naming Olana as a beneficiary of all or part of an IRA or other retirement plan can achieve both estate tax and income tax savings. The Olana Partnership, as a 501 (c) 3 organization, will not pay income tax, and your heirs will receive their share of your estate without the burden of more taxes.

For more information about how you can support The Olana Partnership, please call 518-828-1872 or write to:
The Olana Partnership P.O. Box 199 Hudson, NY 12534

Benefit Parties

The Olana Partnership hosts the glamorous Frederic Edwin Church Award Gala and benefit parties throughout the year. Your attendance to an unforgettable event helps support our programs and mission. Olanafest is Olana’s annual event which pairs the Hudson Valley’s top restaurants with select paintings by Frederic Edwin Church. Chefs prepare hors d’oeuvres inspired by the Church paintings they have chosen. To learn more click here click here.

Volunteering

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Olana-Paula-Rickborn-HasbrookOlana values the participation of volunteers and welcomes individuals who are interested in volunteering. Without the time and various talents of Olana’s volunteers many projects and activities would be impossible. Volunteers at Olana immerse themselves in the lives of Frederic Church, his family and the other artists of the Hudson River School. They become familiar with the architecture and landscape design of Olana and the Victorian past by participating in a variety of interesting and absorbing activities ranging from conducting house tours to gardening to teaching. Olana is pleased to offer volunteers free admission to the house and grounds and to selected lectures and activities.Please contact the Site Manager for details by Email or by phone at 518-828-0135 x 303.

Special Events Volunteering There are also many opportunities to serve on special events and other working committees. To learn more, please Email or call 518-828-1872 x 102.

Community Service for High School Students Opportunities for high school students seeking community service credit are also available. Projects include assistance with special events, program preparation and cleanup, basic research, data entry, etc. For more information Email to inquire about upcoming opportunities.

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All the Raj: Frederic Church and Lockwood de Forest

POSTED ON April 23rd  - POSTED IN Past Exhibitions

Painting, Decorating and Collecting at Olana

Evelyn and Maurice Sharp Gallery, Olana
May 11-November 2, 2014
Guest curated by Roberta A. Mayer

Lockwood de Forest carved teak detail photo by Keith Nyhof, 2008

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, is currently on view at Olana, the historic home and studio of Frederic Church. Lockwood de Forest (1850-1932) studied painting with his great-uncle the eminent landscape artist Frederic Church in the 1870s; the exhibition begins by highlighting sketches showing that the two artists worked side by side at Olana. At that time, Church was busy designing and building the main house, and the young de Forest watched Church draw inspiration from books on Persian and other exotic architecture. In the 1880s de Forest traveled to India to start a decorative arts business creating beautiful Indian and Kashmiri decorative objects to an American audience. De Forest provided Church with carved teak for fireplace surrounds, exquisite painted furniture from Kashmir, expertly engraved brass trays, and a variety of other lavish Indian objects. The exhibition will be on view from May 11 through November 2, 2014.

Exclusive curatorial tours of the exhibition All the Raj: Frederic Church and Lockwood de Forest- Painting, Decorating and Collecting at Olana are offered every Saturday afternoon, and are conducted by curatorial intern Andrea Nero. The tours begin at quarter past the hour from 12:15pm to 4:15pm, running May 17th through November 1st. This gallery focused tour allows visitors to get up close and personal with the exhibition. Visitors may contemplate works on view privately, or hear the insights of Ms. Nero, who spent five months assisting in the preparation of the exhibit. These tours provide the unique opportunity to closely study a selection of paintings, oil sketches and decorative objects in a gallery space at Olana. For reservations click here.

The organizers of All the Raj acknowledge the generous support received from:

Susan Winokur and Paul Leach
Bindy and Stephen Kaye
Lee Anderson Memorial Fund
Additional support has been provided by
Posy Bass and Henry Taves
Bonhams
Valerie and Brock Ganeles
Frank and Patricia Goss
Sara and Tom Griffen
The Olana Exhibition Fund
Stark Carpet
Karen Zukowski and David Diamond

The exhibition is greatly enriched by gifts from Frank and Patricia Goss, Kellam de Forest, Mark LaSalle and The Olana Partnership. It is further enhanced by generous loans from private collections of Anonymous, Associated Artists, Posy Bass and Henry Taves, Gerald Peters Gallery, Richard T. Sharp, and Gerold Wunderlich & Co.

The Board and staff of The Olana Partnership wish to recognize the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo; New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation Commissioner Rose Harvey; Deputy Commissioner for Historic Preservation Ruth Pierpont; Regional Director, Taconic Region Linda Cooper; and Director of the Bureau of Historic Sites Mark Peckham.

Screen Shot 2014-01-23 at 3.04.07 PMWith additional support provided by public funds
from the Museum Program of the New York State
Council on the Arts, a State agency.

Maine Sublime

POSTED ON September 17th  - POSTED IN On The Road, Past Exhibitions

Frederic Church’s Landscape of Mount Desert and Mount Katahdin

Cleveland Museum of Art
October 5, 2014-January 25, 2015

Olana State Historic Site, Evelyn and Maurice Sharp Gallery
June 9-October 27, 2013

Portland Museum of Art
June 30-September 30, 2012

“Sunset, Bar Harbor” by Frederic E. Church, c. September 1854, oil on paper mounted on canvas, 10 1/8 x 17 1/4 in., OL.1981.72, Collection Olana State Historic Site

Frederic Church was America’s most important painter during the middle years of the 19th century. While famous for his scenes of the Arctic, South America, and the Near East, his landscapes of Maine were central to his career for over four decades. This exhibition explored first his early mastery of the conventions of art history, the expressions of national history during his maturity, and finally the poignant reflections of personal history in his later years. Guest curated by John Wilmerding, the Christopher Binyon Sarofim Professor of American art, emeritus, at Princeton University.

Maine Sublime included 10 oil and 13 pencil sketches from the Olana collection that celebrate the glories of Maine scenery. Many were on public view for the first time, including the vibrant plein-air sketch Wood Interior near Mount Katahdin, c. 1877. Loans of 4 important works from the Portland Museum of Art, the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC and private collections augmented the sketches from Olana. The early and spectacular Newport Mountain from Mount Desert, 1851 from the National Gallery of Art depicting nature’s more awesome character in the turbulent surf and looming mountain were displayed alongside the related sketch, also from the National Gallery of Art, Fog off Mount Desert, 1850.

The artist first journeyed to Maine in the summer of 1850 spending six weeks on Mount Desert exploring the coast, its rocky Islands, and peaceful harbors. He sketched the scenery which he described as “magnificent both land and seaward,” capturing the splendid sky effects in Sunset Bar Harbor, 1854. In 1852 he trekked inland focusing on the area of Mount Katahdin. Over the next decades Church continued to visit Maine capturing sensational sunsets, robust crashing waves, impressive peaks, and an abundance of wilderness.

Wilmerding’s analysis of the paintings inspired by Maine reveals Church as both a public and private artist. “The work done in Maine during the 1850s and early 1860s, primarily at Mount Desert, embodied sentiments of increasing national strife, in symbolic and suggestive ways, while the career of the later 1860s and 1870s was devoted more to his personal time in inland Maine around Mount Katahdin,” explains Wilmerding. Featured in the exhibition was Twilight, A Sketch, 1858 the study for Church’s great masterpiece Twilight in the Wilderness, 1860 (Cleveland Museum of Art), which reflects the tensions surrounding the impending Civil War. Mount Katahdin from Millinocket Camp, 1895 on loan from the Portland Museum was the artist’s last major Maine canvas and a birthday gift to his wife— a work of great personal significance that both enhanced the exhibition and directly related to the artist’s life at Olana.

The Maine material presented in the exhibition ranged from finished oil sketches that Church displayed in his home to pencil sketches and cartoons that he stored in portfolios and shared with friends, fellow artists and guests. A delightful pencil rendering of the newly married artist and his wife enjoying the bracing coastal winds on one of their first trips to Maine, gave visitors a glimpse of Church’s witty nature.

To read John Wilmerding’s scholarly article click here.

A full color exhibition catalog is available at the Olana Museum Shop.

Olana organized this traveling exhibition to highlight the Church paintings and sketches of Maine from the Olana Collection.

This exhibition is organized by The Olana Partnership and the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation.

The organizers of “Maine Sublime: Frederic Edwin Church’s Landscapes of Mount Desert and Mount Katahdin” wish to acknowledge the generous early support received from
Susan Winokur and Paul Leach
The Peter Jay Sharp Foundation

This exhibition and the accompanying book were made possible by major grants from
The Mr. and Mrs. Raymond J. Horowitz Foundation for the Arts, Inc.
The New York State Council on the Arts Museum Program
The Wyeth Foundation for American Art

Additional support has been provided by
Valerie and Brock Ganeles
Mark LaSalle
The Olana Exhibition Fund

The Olana Partnership’s Jack Warner Fund for Creativity and Innovation
Gary Schiro and Robert Burns
Evelyn Trebilcock and Douglas Hammond
Barrie A. and Deedee Wigmore
John Wilmerding
Eli Wilner & Co., NYC

We are particularly grateful to Henry and Sharon Martin for their commitment and dedication to supporting the development of high quality catalogues in conjunction with Olana exhibitions.

Support for John Wilmerding’s lectures in conjunction with the exhibition at each venue was provided by CHRISTIE’S.

The Trustees and staff of The Olana Partnership wish to recognize the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo; New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation Commissioner Rose Harvey; Deputy Commissioner for Historic Preservation Ruth Pierpont; Regional Director, Taconic Region Linda Cooper; former Director of the Bureau of Historic Sites John Lovell; Acting Director of the Bureau of Historic Sites Mark Peckham; former Olana Site Manager Linda McLean, and Olana Site Manager Kimberly Flook.

Read John Wilmerding’s scholarly article, click here.

A full color exhibition catalog is available at the Olana Museum Shop.

Screen Shot 2014-01-23 at 3.04.07 PMWith additional support provided by public funds
from the Museum Program of the New York State
Council on the Arts, a State agency.

In The Temple of The Self

POSTED ON June 13th  - POSTED IN On The Road

The Artist’s Residence As a Total Work of Art

Museum Villa Stuck, Munich, Germany
November 20, 2013 – March 2, 2014

“The After Glow” by Frederic E. Church, November 1867, oil on canvas 31 1/4 x 48 3/4 in., OL.1981.48

Olana loaned five works to the exhibition In the Temple of the Self: The Artist’s Residence as a Total Work of Art presented by the Museum Villa Stuck, Munich. Olana is one of twenty artist homes highlighted in the exhibition and one of only three representing the United States. The artist’s homes were chosen as the supreme examples of the ideas, styles and eras they represent from 1800 to 1948; and because the residences rank among their creators’ most important works. Read more.

Through American Eyes

POSTED ON June 13th  - POSTED IN On The Road

Frederic Church and the Landscape Oil Sketch

Scottish National Gallery
May 11-September 8, 2013

National Gallery London
February 6-April 28, 2013

“Obersee” by Frederic E. Church, Germany, July 1868, Collection Olana State Historic Site, NYSOPRHP

Olana, the home and artist-designed landscape of nineteenth-century Hudson River School painter Frederic Edwin Church (1826-1900), loaned thirteen works from its collection for the exhibition Through American Eyes: Frederic Church and the Landscape Oil Sketch, which was on view at the National Gallery, London, from February 6 through April 28, 2013. The selection from Olana included work never before exhibited. “Working with the National Gallery and the Terra Foundation has provided us with a wonderful opportunity to share Olana’s collection with an international audience,” remarked Sara Johns Griffen, President of The Olana Partnership.

Majestic scenes and striking coloration dramatize the works displayed in the exhibition which explored the remarkably fresh and spontaneous oil sketches made by Frederic Church throughout his career. Christopher Riopelle, Curator of Post- 1800 Paintings at the National Gallery and co-curator of the exhibition, further explained that “The National Gallery is a centre for the study of the European landscape oil sketch. Church is the leading American exponent of the sketch. The opportunity to show his works here introduces the New World into the equation and broadens our understanding of this vital and immediate art form.”

Featured in the exhibition were works which captured the spectacular views from Church’s own home overlooked the Hudson River in Upstate New York including Winter Twilight from Olana (about 1871-2) and Clouds over Olana (1872). These sketches, which are rarely on public view, reflected Church’s passion for his property and the encircling views. He explored the effects of light, using his own daily surroundings as muse. The eminent painter spent four decades designing Olana as an integrated environment embracing architecture, art, landscape, and conservation ideals.

Considered one of the most important artistic residences in the United States, Olana is a 250-acre artist-designed landscape with a Persian-inspired house at its summit, embracing unrivaled panoramic views of the vast Hudson Valley. Andrew Wilton, Former Keeper and Senior Research fellow at Tate Britain, writes in the accompanying exhibition catalogue: “From the house and its land he continued to sketch, producing records of the eternally changing Hudson scenery… Whatever the season, he produced them in large quantities, reflecting his love of the place and his untiring devotion to the recording of natural phenomena. As a group they are impressive—and indeed as moving—as any of his grander works.”

Church’s oil sketches revealed the freshness of his work and the spontaneity of his style as he captured scenes out of doors, some of which informed his compositions later in the studio. While Church is regarded as one of the most ambitious of the Hudson River School landscape painters, his works also document his voracious appetite for travel to locations as distant as Ecuador, Distant View of the Sangay Volcano, Ecuador (1857); Jordan, Ed Deir, Petra (1868); Jamaica, Ridges in the Blue Mountains, Jamaica (1865); Germany, Königssee, Bavaria (1868); and the waters off Labrador where he studied icebergs.

“From the cloud studies Church painted near Olana to the sketches of volcanoes, icebergs, and forests produced during the artist’s endless travels, the oil sketches in this exhibition function as both evidence of an artist’s careful process and as fully developed works of art,” said Katherine Bourguignon, of the Terra Foundation and co-curator of the exhibition.

This exhibition, the first to examine Church’s oil sketch achievement in depth on the other side of the Atlantic, was organized with and through major support from the Terra Foundation for American Art. Katherine Bourguignon asserted, “Frederic Church in London meets all the goals of the Terra Foundation – a great artist, international audiences, and true dialogue about American art.” The show united some thirty oil sketches and also included numerous loans from the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, Smithsonian Institution, New York. Bourguignon explained that “Frederic Church produced magnificent oil sketches throughout his lifetime yet these works remain little known outside the United States. This focused exhibition provides the opportunity to introduce audiences in London and Edinburgh to Church, and we anticipate a very positive response.”

Also included in the exhibition from Olana’s collection is Church’s Horseshoe Falls and Table Rock (December 1856–January 1857), a preparatory sketch for the completed painting Niagara Falls, from the American Side (1867), an impressive canvas on loan from the National Galleries of Scotland. Pairing the display of these two works illustrated the artistic journey from small sketch to large-scale oil painting. “The works from Olana represent both milestones in Church’s career and personal memories; many of the sketches were displayed in the house for his own enjoyment and for visitors and friends to admire. Today Olana is a place for visitors to experience his paintings, his collection, the house and landscape he designed and the views that inspired him,” commented Olana Curator Evelyn Trebilcock.

Olana’s Dynamic Landscape

POSTED ON June 13th  - POSTED IN Past Exhibitions

Photographs by Peter Aaron

Olana Coachman’s House Gallery
May 19-October 31, 2012

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Photo by Peter Aaron

Peter Aaron is a pioneer in combining cinematic style with architectural photography techniques. Now working with digital capture, his well-composed, trademark images are always lively and luminous. He studied organic chemistry at St Edmund Hall, Oxford University, and received a BA in physics from Bard College and an MFA from the New York University Institute of Film and Television. He worked as a film cameraman before deciding to concentrate on architectural photography which has been his specialty for over 35 years. Peter’s experience as Ezra Stoller’s assistant was transformational. After two years of apprenticeship he adapted his mentor’s techniques, and began integrating dramatic camera angles with theatrical lighting. He is a contributing photographer with Architectural Digest and his images also frequently appear in other books and magazines. Recently Aaron has spoken about his work at the Architectural League in New York, at the Soho Apple store and to the ASMP photographers architectural photography group.

Art Meets Art

POSTED ON April 23rd  - POSTED IN Past Exhibitions

Perspectives on and Beyond Olana

Olana’s Coachman’s House Gallery
June 9-October 27, 2013

“The Big View”, photo by Lynn Davis, 2013

The Olana Partnership and the Hudson Opera House presented the exhibition Art Meets Art: Perspectives On and Beyond Olana. The exhibition guest curated by Richard Roth showcased thirty-five contemporary artists who live and work in the area around Hudson, New York. The exhibition displayed photographs, paintings, posters and multi-media works inspired by Olana: the family home, studio, estate and working farm created as an environment embracing architecture, art, landscape and views by the eminent Hudson River School painter, Frederic Edwin Church (1826-1900).

Each artist was invited to create a new artwork directly inspired by Frederic Edwin Church’s most personal artistic masterpiece, Olana. The artists spent time within the iconic house and throughout Church’s 250 acre artist-designed landscape, utilizing the nineteenth-century painter’s home on the Hudson as muse. Artists featured include Peter Aaron, Marina Abramovic, Carolyn Blackwood, R.O. Blechman, DJ Spooky, Makoto Fujimura and Annie Leibowitz.

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