Olana hosts annual exhibitions from spring to fall in the Evelyn and Maurice Sharp Gallery on the second floor of the main house. 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.
“Penetrable” by Jesús Rafael Soto
May 2017-November 2018
Jesús Rafael Soto, Penetrable, 1990. Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros. © 2017 Peter Aaron/OTTO
The installation of Jesús Rafael Soto’s iconic outdoor sculpture, Penetrable, currently on view at Olana State Historic Site has been extended through late 2018. Initially included as part of the exhibition OVERLOOK (May 14-Nov 5, 2017), a collaboration between The Olana Partnership and the Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros, Soto’s Penetrable will remain on view in the landscape at Olana through the fall of 2018. The landscape may be visited daily, 8 am to sunset, and admission is free. For information about house and landscape tours, click here.
This installation is organized by The Olana Partnership, New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation and the Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros .
Support for this installation and The Olana Partnership’s commitment to contemporary art at Olana has been provided by:
The Gubelmann Family
John Ashbery & David Kermani
Additional support provided by Ed Herrington, Inc.
October 8, 2016 – November 2017
Wayfinding: Imaging History with (Our)story, a socially engaged artwork attempting to bridge ancient history with the 21st century. Wayfinding is a form of plein air project, with paint and canvas replaced by cell phones and computer tablets. The Wayfinding project, designed and developed by Germantown artist Dawn Breeze is funded by Decentralization Funds from NYSCA and by The Olana Partnership. The general public is invited to create images and words on the carriage roads at Olana and post their art into an online gallery that will be in development from October 2016 – October 2017.
To find out more or add to this online exhibition click here.
Visit the Wayfinding launch point at Olana’s Wagon House Education Center to pick up a brochure and map and start your walk to Crown Hill