Current Exhibitions

Olana hosts annual exhibitions from spring to fall in the Evelyn and Maurice Sharp Gallery on the second floor of the Main House.

FALLEN by Jean Shin

  • Olana's East Lawn
  • May 2 - October 31, 2021

FALLEN will invite viewers to reflect on the cultural history of the Hudson Valley region and the life of the eastern hemlock tree that once stood on Olana's East Lawn. Artist Jean Shin will create a site-specific work around the fallen hemlock that will be on view on Olana's East Lawn from May 1 through October 31. This finished work will be part of Olana's larger 2021 collaborative exhibition, "Cross Pollination: Heade, Cole, Church, and Our Contemporary Moment." Please visit Olana as this artwork develops. Read More

FALLEN by Jean Shin

“Memento Mori Mandalas” by Portia Munson

  • Olana's East Lawn
  • May 2 - October 31, 2021

In her flower mandala series, Munson memorializes bird, animal, and insect life that has come into harsh contact with man, highlighting the shifting climate and the associated stresses that pollution and modern, industrialized life have on natural places and wildlife. This finished work will be part of Olana's larger 2021 collaborative exhibition, "Cross Pollination: Heade, Cole, Church, and Our Contemporary Moment." Please visit Olana as this artwork develops. Read More

“Memento Mori Mandalas” by Portia Munson

Cross Pollination: Heade, Cole, Church, and Our Contemporary Moment

June 12 – October 31, 2021 Presented at the Thomas Cole National Historic Site and Olana State Historic Site A new exhibition exploring the theme of “cross pollination” in art and the environment from the 19th century to the contemporary moment. The project stems from the artist Martin Johnson Heade’s 19th century painting series of... Read More

Cross Pollination: Heade, Cole, Church, and Our Contemporary Moment