Past Exhibitions

In the Footsteps of Frederic Church – Photos by Larry Lederman

  • Olana Coachman’s House
  • June 5 - October 31, 2010

Larry Lederman is a photographer and writer who has traveled to many of the locations Frederic Church visited. This exhibition displayed photographs of a number of sites that Frederic Church painted and sought to evoke his artistic vision and explore his art. Read More

In the Footsteps of Frederic Church – Photos by Larry Lederman

Fern Hunting Among These Picturesque Mountains – Frederic Edwin Church in Jamaica

  • June 5 - October 31, 2010

In 1865, Frederic Church, an avid traveler with a special passion for the tropics, journeyed to Jamaica. This was unlike his previous expeditions, as he and his wife, Isabel, were escaping from intense personal grief: the loss of their two young children. Throwing himself into the exploration and documentation of the island, the renowned artist produced a variety of works ranging from delicate pen sketches of palm trees to oil sketches of the atmospheric Blue Mountains and brilliant sunsets. Read More

Fern Hunting Among These Picturesque Mountains – Frederic Edwin Church in Jamaica

Glories of The Hudson – Frederic Edwin Church’s Views from Olana

  • Evelyn and Maurice Sharp Gallery
  • May 23 - October 12, 2009

The site is the result of a careful study of the river-banks, and commands so many views of varied beauty, that all the glories of the Hudson may be said to circle it. – H. W. French, Art and Artists in Connecticut, 1879. In 1609, Henry Hudson sailed up the river that now bears his name. This exhibition marked the Quadricentennial of his discovery by highlighting Frederic Church’s sketches of the prospect from his hilltop home overlooking the river. Read More

Glories of The Hudson – Frederic Edwin Church’s Views from Olana

Wayfinding: Imaging History with (Our)Story

  • Olana State Historic Site
  • May 12, 2017 - November 3, 2018

Walking the carriage roads Frederic Church created, one becomes enchanted—not only with the experience of the surrounding beauty, but also with the notion that in the twenty-first century one is having a parallel experience with the most influential early American painter from The Hudson River School of Art, by literally walking in Church’s footsteps. Read More

Wayfinding: Imaging History with (Our)Story