Olana hosts annual exhibitions from spring to fall in the Evelyn and Maurice Sharp Gallery on the second floor of the main house and in the Coachman’s House Gallery. Olana is open all year round for house tours and self guided landscape tours. There are several events for visitors and families throughout the year.
Please Note: The Evelyn and Maurice Sharp Gallery and the Coachmen’s House Gallery is closed until May 2015.
Thomas Cole National Historic Site and Olana State Historic Site
May 3-November 1, 2015
May 3-November 1, 2015
We are excited to announce our 2015 exhibition, River Crossings: Contemporary Art Comes Home, presented in partnership with the Thomas Cole National Historic Site, featuring contemporary art installed directly into the historic spaces and landscapes of the two historic sites. The exhibition is curated by the artist Stephen Hannock and the art historian Jason Rosenfeld, PhD. Artists in the exhibition include Chuck Close, Gregory Crewdson, Lynn Davis, Don Gummer, Jerry Gretzinger, Valerie Hegarty, Angie Keefer, Stephen Hannock, Charles LeDray, Maya Lin, Elizabeth Murray, Thomas Nozkowski, Martin Puryear, Cindy Sherman, Sienna Shields, Kiki Smith, Joel Sternfeld, and Elyn Zimmerman. Opening May 2015.
Click here to read the River Crossings press release.
Click here to visit the River Crossings website.
This exhibition is organized by The Thomas Cole National Historic Site, The Olana Partnership and the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation.
This exhibition is supported by a grant from the New York State Council on the Arts, and by New York State’s Empire State Development and the I LOVE NY Division of Tourism under Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Regional Economic Development Council Initiative. The companion book and related public programs are supported by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. Major support for this exhibition has also been provided by The Moore Charitable Foundation and Ed Herrington, Inc.
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; and Olana Site Manager Kimberly Flook.
With additional support provided by public funds from the Museum Program of the New York State Council on the Arts, a State agency.