Programs + Events

OLANA'S Winter Sunset Solstice Mix

The Olana Partnership is celebrating this winter solstice with a special mix curated and created by Javier Peral. Javier resides by the Catskill creek and is no stranger to Olana’s sublime views. “When I am at Olana,” he says, “I always look towards the mountains and try to imagine our house right below them. In a way, it feels like, somehow, we are part of the view.”

Listen to this selection of winter-inspired music while experiencing Olana’s spectacular winter sunsets or tune into the OLANA EYE Skycam to listen and experience the view.

Free First Weekend Wanderings

  • February 6, March 6, April 3, May 1 | 12:00-1:00pm

Kickstart your month outdoors at Olana! Learn more about Olana and its artist-designed landscape during hour long walking tours beginning at the Wagon House Education Center at the historic farm complex. Each tour will cover a different portion of Olana’s 250-acre landscape and 5 miles of carriage roads. This gentle walk will cover about 1 mile; please wear weather-appropriate apparel and comfortable footwear. Limited capacity; all attendants must register in advance.

FREE. Limited capacity; Advance registration required.

This program begins on site at the Wagon House Education Center.

For more information, please contact education@olana.org or call (518) 751-6938.

Into the Maelstrom: The Life and Career of Mary Edmonia Lewis

  • Wednesday, February 24, 2021 | 6:00-7:00pm

In the U.S., one of the earliest and most passionate discussions around the fine arts and their role in defining American identity and national aspirations took place over neoclassical sculpture. Issues of belonging and citizenship, gender, race, region, and class were negotiated through the medium of marble. In the 19th century, Mary Edmonia Lewis (1845-1907), the first woman of Ojibwe and African American descent to gain international acclaim as a sculptor, entered these conversations. In this presentation, Professor Kirsten Buick will explore the impact of Lewis’s career on the most compelling debates of her day–the fight to abolish slavery, True Womanhood, spirituality, and how the U.S. would resolve its relationship to its Indigenous populations.

This webinar is a benefit of membership with The Olana Partnership. If you are not currently a member please join today at OLANA.org/membership

Eliza Pratt Greatorex & Frederic Church: Art, Travel, Faith, Home

  • Tuesday, March 23, 2021 | 6:00-7:00pm

Eliza Pratt Greatorex (1819-1897) and Frederic Church (1826-1900) were two near-contemporary visual artists of fierce ambition and enormous talent. They inhabited the same New York art world, traveled extensively in the service of their art, and earned critical acclaim across the United States and Europe. Putting their careers in dialogue, this presentation examines their artistic practices, globe-trotting itineraries and strategies for engaging with the public. Given that Church was a Connecticut Yankee with deep American roots while Greatorex (née Pratt) left her native Ireland for NY during the Great Famine in 1848, Professor Katherine Manthorne will probe the roles that family background, faith and gender played in their individual searches for success and home.

This webinar is a benefit of membership with The Olana Partnership. If you are not currently a member please join today at OLANA.org/membership

The Olana Partnership programs are made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.