Olana Wagon House Education Center

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Olana Wagon House Education Center

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5720 Route 9G, Hudson , NY 12534 United States

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February 2015
$5

Deep Air Art Series: Human Ecologies/Changing Landscapes Peter Lamborn Wilson and Tanya Marcuse

February 7 @3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Please join us for this first of several events designed to use the Wagon House space and grounds of Olana to highlight artistic practices and conversations about ecology, local geography and landscape. The title of the series plays on the language of a book owned by Frederic Church, titled A Fairy Land of Science, by Arabella B. Buckley and published in 1882. Buckley’s text, written as popular natural and life science for all ages, invites us to imagine a view…

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Volunteer Day

February 12 @2:00 am - 4:00 pm

Working together, Olana State Historic Site and the Olana Partnership, seek volunteers to assist with our growing organization. If you have a few hours to give each week or month and are looking for a project that is rewarding and educational, join us! Olana needs volunteers to realize many projects and activities. Volunteers immerse themselves in the lives of Frederic Church, his family, other artists of the Hudson River School, as well as Olana’s outstanding fine art, decorative art, architecture,…

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30-50

Just Desserts: Coffee and Creations

February 14 @2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Create an art project for your sweetheart with your sweetheart! Join Hudson Valley artist Jill Obrig as she leads an acrylic painting class inspired by the work of Jim Dine Heart. An arrangement of desserts and hot beverages for you to sip on while you paint and all painting supplies will be provided. No experience is needed. Space is limited. Please pre-register by Thursday, February 12 to 518.828.1872 x109. $30/person, $50/two; Snowdate: Sunday, February 15, 2-4pm

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$90

FEBRUARY BREAK/Homeschoolers- Olana’s ARTic Adventure for Youth!

February 17 @9:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Every day until February 18, 2015

Join us for a special vacation add on to Brickman’s workshop for youth who want to make a play at Olana. Bag lunch, and good outdoor play clothes are required. Pre-registration is required by preceding Thursday. Tuesday & Wednesday: 9-2pm Ages 5-12, $90/child

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$90

FEBRUARY BREAK/Homeschoolers- Olana’s ARTic Adventure for Youth!

February 18 @9:00 am - 2:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every day until February 18, 2015

Join us for a special vacation add on to Brickman’s workshop for youth who want to make a play at Olana. Bag lunch, and good outdoor play clothes are required. Pre-registration is required by preceding Thursday. Tuesday & Wednesday: 9-2pm Ages 5-12, $90/child

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5-10

Snowshoe Walk at Olana

February 28 @1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Enjoy the beauty of winter along the scenic carriage drives at Olana State Historic Site. Break in your new snowshoes, or test out a pair of ours on a guided snowshoe walk led by environmental educator Fran Martino. Perfect for beginners and families. Participants will learn the basics of walking on snowshoes as we search for signs of animals that don’t go south in the winter. If there is a lack of snow, this will become a walk without snowshoes.…

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March 2015
$5

Armchair Travel Series: Hermes Mallea and Caribbean Escapes

March 14 @3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join designer and author Hermes Mallea for a nostalgic celebration of the glamour of warm-weather destinations in the Caribbean and Florida, from the great estates of ambitious patrons to the most exclusive resorts of the mid-twentieth century. His new book, titled Escape, is perfect eye candy for those who want to imagine the life of Frederic and Isabel who went south for most of the winter. Through iconic photography capturing the cultural mood at the moment when social codes relaxed…

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$5

“Deep Air” Arts Series: Jonathan Skinner and Ecology, Language, Spoils of the Landscape

March 21 @3:00 am - 5:00 pm

Explore the environment, history and literature with professor and writer Jonathan Skinner. Jonathan Skinner, a 2011-2012 fellow with Cornell Society for the Humanities, founded and edits the journal eco-poetics; his poetry collections include Birds of Tifft (2011) and Political Cactus Poems (2005), Spoils of the Park (2012) and his essays on urban landscape and poetics have appeared in numerous anthologies. Skinner’s work has taken up the idea of planned landscapes of Church’s contemporary, Frederick Law Olmstead. He has written and…

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April 2015
$45

Paper-Light Sculpture Workshop: Art Making with Draga Susanj

April 3 @9:00 am - 3:30 pm

This class will explore making shapes and objects from willow branches and transparent Mulberry Paper. Catskill based artist will lead participants to consider multiples, placement, and light as elements of composition. We will practice making smaller structures and a paper covering technique before constructing our piece that we will take home. Students are encouraged to think of a specific place for their work (will it hang in the window, on the wall, or mobile style). Ms. Susanj encourages participants to…

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10-12

Contemporary Art in Historic Spaces: Curator Pieranna Cavalchini

April 4 @3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join us for a lecture by Curator Pieranna Cavalchini, the Curator of Contemporary Art at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston; one of the first historic sites to employ contemporary art in the context of historic interiors. The contemporary program at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum is living proof of the timelessness of art and of the electricity that runs between old and new art, and Ms. Cavalchini is considered a curator whose work in this area is always…

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