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.
Teresita Fernández confronts Frederic Church at Olana
A collaboration with the Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros
May 14-November 5, 2017
Evelyn and Maurice Sharp Gallery
Olana State Historic Site
The Olana Partnership is pleased to announce the 2017 featured exhibition, “OVERLOOK” a groundbreaking installation by Artist Teresita Fernández. Working with Guest Curator Sara Meadows, Fernández draws from the Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros (CPPC) and the Olana Collection to reexamine Frederic Church and his contemporaries’ response to the cultures and landscapes experienced during their Latin American travels. “OVERLOOK” features The Olana Partnership’s largest loan exhibition with 55 works from CPPC including “Penetrable” by Jesus Rafael Soto which will be sited within Olana’s designed historic landscape and 18 site specific works by Fernández. Visitors will have the opportunity to explore Fernández’s response and draw their own conclusions through this thought provoking site-specific installation.
Lead support for OVERLOOK: Teresita Fernández Confronts Frederic Church at Olana has been provided by: Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros; John Ashbery and David Kermani; Renee and Stephen Clearman; The Gubelmann Family; Meredith J. Kane and Richard T. Sharp; Thomas A. and Georgina T. Russo; Kelly Williams and Andrew Forsyth; Susan Winokur and Paul Leach.
Additional support has been provided by Columbia Memorial Health; Anne Heller and David de Weese; Valerie Balint and Brock Ganeles; Ed Herrington, Inc.; Belinda and Stephen Kaye; Ricky Lark, Ph.D. and Rickey Shaum; Lehmann Maupin Gallery; Chas A. Miller III and Birch Coffey / Lois H. and Charles A. Miller Foundation; and Theodora and Albert Simons.
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