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 are 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.
Major funding for River Crossings was provided by The Moore Charitable Foundation, the New York State Council on the Arts, New York State’s Empire State Development and the I (HEART) NY Division of Tourism under Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Regional Economic Development Council Initiative, Tiger and Caroline Williams, Ed Herrington, Inc., The Bay & Paul Foundations with Chairman David Bury, the Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area, the Columbia County Tourism Department, Jennifer Krieger, and Chas Miller. The companion book and related public programs were funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.
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.
Coachman’s House Gallery
June 6- August 29; Every Saturday and Sunday, 1-4pm only
September 1-November 2; Daily Tuesday- Sunday, 10-5pm
The Coachman’s House Gallery has been transformed into an experimental work space for Bard College students who have been selected to experiment with “research-based” art-making practices at Olana. Visit the Gallery to focus your attention on the act of making art, and on how history can inform contemporary art-making. These students will be available for questions and conversations throughout the summer weekends, and visitors can watch their art work develop over time and see the final works in the Fall.
This exhibition is organized by The Olana Partnership, the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation and Bard College.