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In Frederic Church’s Ombra

  • Sharp Family Gallery, Olana State Historic Site
  • May 12 - November 3, 2019

The first phase of Olana’s main house was collaboratively designed by the artist Frederic Church and the architect Calvert Vaux, and Olana’s main house and its 250-acre landscape were designed to incorporate vast Hudson Valley views. A key space in Olana’s main house design is the “Ombra”, an outdoor room which is a transition zone between the central Court Hall and the surrounding landscape. This and the other main outdoors rooms at Olana (the Piazza, Round Veranda, and Bell Tower) remain unfurnished and have not been fully interpreted to the public.   Read More

In Frederic Church’s Ombra