Past Exhibitions

OVERLOOK – Teresita Fernández confronts Frederic Church at Olana

  • Evelyn and Maurice Sharp Gallery
  • May 14 - November 5, 2017
Image Credits: Peter Aaron/OTTO
Image Credits: Peter Aaron/OTTO
Jesús Rafael Soto, Penetrable, 1990. Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros. © 2017 Peter Aaron/OTTO

A collaboration with the Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros

The Olana Partnership is pleased to announce the 2017 featured exhibition, “OVERLOOK” a groundbreaking installation by Artist Teresita Fernández.  Working with Guest Curator Sara Meadows, Fernández draws from the Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros (CPPC) and the Olana Collection to reexamine Frederic Church and his contemporaries’ response to the cultures and landscapes experienced during their Latin American travels.  “OVERLOOK” features The Olana Partnership’s largest loan exhibition in the Evelyn & Maurice Sharp Gallery with 55 works from CPPC including “Penetrable” by Jesus Rafael Soto which will be sited within Olana’s designed historic landscape and 18 site specific works by Fernández.  Visitors will have the opportunity to explore Fernández’s response and draw their own conclusions through this thought provoking site-specific installation.

Featuring artist Teresita Fernández and guest curator Sara Meadows

The Traveler Artists included are Frederic Church, Martin Johnson Heade, Fritz Melbye, Marianne North, Auguste Morisot, José María Velasco, Alessandro Ciccareli, Frans Jansz Post, Norton Bush, R.N. Captain Seymour, Anton Goering and Robert Ker Porter.

Katherine Manthorne is Professor of Art History, Graduate Center, City University of New York. She focuses on hemispheric dimensions of American art, exemplified by Traveler Artists: Landscapes of Latin America from the Patricia Phelps de Cisneros Collection (2015) that she edited.  She has written an essay for OVERLOOK, click here.

To purchase the book in The Olana Museum Store, click here.

OVERLOOK Press Release
Colección Cisneros OVERLOOK website

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Sponsorship Information

Lead support for OVERLOOK: Teresita Fernández Confronts Frederic Church at Olana has been provided by: Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros; John Ashbery and David Kermani; Renee and Stephen Clearman; The Gubelmann Family; Meredith J. Kane and Richard T. Sharp; Thomas A. and Georgina T. Russo; Kelly Williams and Andrew Forsyth; Susan Winokur and Paul Leach.

Additional support has been provided by Columbia Memorial Health; Anne Heller and David de Weese; Valerie Balint and Brock Ganeles; Ed Herrington, Inc.; Belinda and Stephen Kaye; Ricky Lark, Ph.D. and Rickey Shaum; Lehmann Maupin Gallery; Chas A. Miller III and Birch Coffey / Lois H. and Charles A. Miller Foundation; and Theodora and Albert Simons.

The Olana Partnership also acknowledges the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo; Commissioner Rose Harvey; Deputy Commissioner Michael Lynch; Regional Director, Taconic Region Linda Cooper; Director of the Bureau of Historic Sites Christopher Flagg and the conservation staff at New York State Conservation Center, Peebles Island; Olana State Historic Site Manager Kimberly Flook; Olana Interpretive Program Assistant Paul Banks; and Preparator Robert Hills.

Image Credits: Peter Aaron/OTTO


This exhibition has been generously funded by support to The Olana Partnership for the Novak-Ferber Exhibitions Fund.

This exhibition was 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.