Programs + Events

Exhibition: "In Frederic Church's Ombra: Architecture in Conversation with Nature"

  • Sunday, May 12 - Sunday, November 3

Olana’s 2019 exhibition, will showcase multimedia design concepts and installations, developed by leading architects and select artists. As Guest Curator, Barry Bergdoll (of Columbia University and the Museum of Modern Art) invited a group of today’s most exploratory architects to respond to the transitional outdoor rooms at Olana that are so essential to the original 19th century design of Olana’s Main House.

Yoga of the Earth

  • Sunday, May 26 | 9AM | Visitor's Center

Join Stephanie Fischer for our monthly gentle morning yoga practice, imaged in the beauty of Frederic Church’s expansive Hudson River views.

Grand Opening: Hudson River Skywalk

  • Saturday, June 1 | Parade: 10:30 AM | Ribbon Cutting + Activities: 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

You’re invited to take part in the Grand Opening of the Hudson River Skywalk! Join the community in celebrating the completion of the new pedestrian path connecting the historic homes and studios of artists Thomas Cole and Frederic Church.

On Saturday, June 1, 2019 at 10:30 AM celebrate the Hudson River Skywalk opening by joining the parade to the bridge. Sign up to receive your official Hudson River Skywalk Blue Gear and kick off the event. Meet at Olana’s top parking lot. Sign up here.

Members of the community are invited to gather at the park next to the Rip Van Winkle Bridge toll plaza in Catskill. At 12 PM, a ribbon cutting ceremony with project partners will take place to officially open the Hudson River Skywalk on National Trails Day. From 12:30 PM to 3 PM, food and live music will be available at the park.

Architects on Olana: Matthias Neumann & Natalia Roumelioti

  • Saturday, June 1 | 5:30PM | $20 | Visitors Center

Experience Olana’s Main House through the eyes of an architect. The Olana Partnership introduces a new series which invites contemporary architects to interpret Olana. Susan Wides, Director and Curator of Steven Holl’s ‘T’ Space, Rhinebeck has curated the series to include some of the world’s leading voices.

Plein Air Painting Workshop with Beth Rundquist

  • Monday, June 10 - Wednesday, June 12

Note: Overnight spaces are sold out. Local artists may e-mail Beth for wait list options.

This three day and three-night painting workshop will focus on developing and expanding skills of drawing, composition, and painting through keen observation of nature en plein air at Olana State Historic Site. Olana offers endless inspirational vistas, views, and vignettes to choose from all under the guidance of master painter Beth Runquist. Participants will be in a special “residency status” at Olana and will stay in an expansive and beautifully situated, privately owned farmhouse (with only painters in residence). In this way participants will step further into the Hudson River School atmosphere by eating, living and painting immersed in the local Hudson Valley culture. Shady Glen Farm has been in one family for nearly a century and offers private room comfort, meals provided by talented regional chefs, a swimming pool, walking trails, stone terraces and a rooftop deck for relaxing at the end of the day.  Participants will receive site demonstrations, active teaching, and critique will be part of every day to expand experience and benefits. Join us and steep yourself in the art of living and painting in the Hudson Valley. Art making materials and transportation not provided. Space is limited and advance registration is required.

Architects on Olana: Christian Wassmann

  • Saturday, June 15 | 5:30PM | $20 | Visitors Center

Experience Olana’s Main House through the eyes of an architect. The Olana Partnership introduces a new series which invites contemporary architects to interpret Olana. Susan Wides, Director and Curator of Steven Holl’s ‘T’ Space, Rhinebeck has curated the series to include some of the world’s leading voices.

CMH Family Day - Father's Day

  • Sunday, June 16

CMH has partnered with Olana to honor our region’s dads by offering free admission to Explore at Your Own Pace tours in the Main House at Olana to the first 100 pre-registered guests.

Yoga of the Earth

  • Sunday, June 30 | 9AM | Visitor's Center

Join Stephanie Fischer for our monthly gentle morning yoga practice, imaged in the beauty of Frederic Church’s expansive Hudson River views.

Architects on Olana: Christian Wassmann

  • Saturday, July 6 | 5:30PM | $20 | Visitors Center

Experience Olana’s Main House through the eyes of an architect. The Olana Partnership introduces a new series which invites contemporary architects to interpret Olana. Susan Wides, Director and Curator of Steven Holl’s ‘T’ Space, Rhinebeck has curated the series to include some of the world’s leading voices.

SOLD OUT: Panorama 2019: Summer Learning for Youth

Panorama: Summer Learning for Youth is Olana’s summer program for ages 6-13. It takes place for several weeks in July and August. Families can choose to participate for one week, two, or all three weeks. Each week has a different theme and different guest teachers/ artists. We always work to combine outdoor exploration, art making, and science.

THE OLANA SUMMER PARTY: RIP VAN WINKLE

  • Saturday, July 20 | Pre party: 4-5PM | Main Cocktail Event: 5-7PM | Location: Olana's Ridge Road

A 19th century fable,
A 20th century bridge over the Hudson River,
A 21st century vision to reunite Thomas Cole and Frederic Church….

Supporter Reception: 4-5 pm
Main Cocktail Event: 5-7 pm

This year’s cocktail party features top regional chefs who will create hors d’oeuvres inspired by this year’s theme, paired with wine, craft beers and signature cocktails. Our celebration will be along Olana’s Ridge Road, with spectacular views of the Hudson River, the Rip Van Winkle Bridge, and the fabled Catskill Mountains.

Higher-level supporters are also invited to a private reading of Rip Van Winkle by David Rockefeller Jr. on Saturday, September 21, 3 PM at Four Winds, Livingston, NY.

Architects on Art: Cathryn Dwyre & Chris Perry

  • Saturday, July 27 | 5:30PM | $20 | Visitors Center

Experience Olana’s Main House through the eyes of an architect. The Olana Partnership introduces a new series which invites contemporary architects to interpret Olana. Susan Wides, Director and Curator of Steven Holl’s ‘T’ Space, Rhinebeck has curated the series to include some of the world’s leading voices.

Yoga of the Earth

  • Sunday, July 28 | 9AM | Visitor's Center

Join Stephanie Fischer for our monthly gentle morning yoga practice, imaged in the beauty of Frederic Church’s expansive Hudson River views.

Architects on Olana: Clara (Mu) He

  • Saturday, August 3 | 5:30PM | $20 | Visitors Center

Experience Olana’s Main House through the eyes of an architect. The Olana Partnership introduces a new series which invites contemporary architects to interpret Olana. Susan Wides, Director and Curator of Steven Holl’s ‘T’ Space, Rhinebeck has curated the series to include some of the world’s leading voices.

Architects on Olana: Clara (Mu) He

  • Saturday, August 17 | 5:30PM | $20 | Visitors Center

Experience Olana’s Main House through the eyes of an architect. The Olana Partnership introduces a new series which invites contemporary architects to interpret Olana. Susan Wides, Director and Curator of Steven Holl’s ‘T’ Space, Rhinebeck has curated the series to include some of the world’s leading voices.

Summer Market

  • Saturday, August 24 - 10AM – 5PM | Sunday, August 25 – 10AM – 4PM

Olana’s Summer Market will return this August. Over 30 local artisans, music, and eateries will be parked on the picturesque Ridge Road.

2019 artisan, musician, and food truck information coming soon.

Yoga of the Earth

  • Sunday, August 25 | 9AM | Visitor's Center

Join Stephanie Fischer for our monthly gentle morning yoga practice, imaged in the beauty of Frederic Church’s expansive Hudson River views.

Architects on Olana: Cathryn Dwyre & Chris Perry

  • Saturday, August 31 | 5:30PM | $20 | Visitors Center

Experience Olana’s Main House through the eyes of an architect. The Olana Partnership introduces a new series which invites contemporary architects to interpret Olana. Susan Wides, Director and Curator of Steven Holl’s ‘T’ Space, Rhinebeck has curated the series to include some of the world’s leading voices.

Barry Hopkins Run at Olana

  • Sunday, September 8

Spend the morning on this 3.8-mile course traversing the historic carriage roads at Frederic Church’s Olana. This event is a collaboration with the Onteora Running Club and supports arts education in the Catskill School District and at The Olana Partnership. Please register online or on race day. Rain or shine. Free t-shirt to the first 75 people who register.

Registration Opens 8:30AM  |  Children’s Run 9:00AM  |  Adult Run 9:30AM  |  Location: Wagon House Education Center  |  Member: $15, Non-Member: $20  |  All ages

2019 Barry Hopkins Run Application

CMH Family Day - Grandparent's Day

  • Sunday, September 8

CMH has partnered with Olana to honor our region’s grandparents by offering free admission to Explore at Your Own Pace tours in the Main House at Olana to the first 100 pre-registered guests.

Architects on Olana: Jane Stageberg & Tim Bade

  • Saturday, September 14 | 5:30PM | $20 | Visitors Center

Experience Olana’s Main House through the eyes of an architect. The Olana Partnership introduces a new series which invites contemporary architects to interpret Olana. Susan Wides, Director and Curator of Steven Holl’s ‘T’ Space, Rhinebeck has curated the series to include some of the world’s leading voices.

Yoga of the Earth

  • Sunday, September 22 | 9AM | Visitor's Center

Join Stephanie Fischer for our monthly gentle morning yoga practice, imaged in the beauty of Frederic Church’s expansive Hudson River views.

Architects on Olana: Daniel Sachs & Kevin Lindores

  • Saturday, September 28 | 5:30PM | $20 | Visitors Center

Experience Olana’s Main House through the eyes of an architect. The Olana Partnership introduces a new series which invites contemporary architects to interpret Olana. Susan Wides, Director and Curator of Steven Holl’s ‘T’ Space, Rhinebeck has curated the series to include some of the world’s leading voices.

The Olana Partnership Frederic Church Award Gala

  • Wednesday, October 2 | 7PM | The Rainbow Room, New York City

One of the signature events of New York City’s gala season, The Frederic Church Award Gala recognizes individuals and organizations that have made extraordinary contributions to American art, landscape and preservation.  The 2019 gala will honor Rose Harvey and Jazz Johnson Merton.

Architects on Olana: Jane Stageberg & Tim Bade

  • Saturday, October 12 | 5:30PM | $20 | Visitors Center

Experience Olana’s Main House through the eyes of an architect. The Olana Partnership introduces a new series which invites contemporary architects to interpret Olana. Susan Wides, Director and Curator of Steven Holl’s ‘T’ Space, Rhinebeck has curated the series to include some of the world’s leading voices.

Yoga of the Earth

  • Sunday, October 13 | 9AM | Visitor's Center

Join Stephanie Fischer for our monthly gentle morning yoga practice, imaged in the beauty of Frederic Church’s expansive Hudson River views.

Architects on Olana: Daniel Sachs & Kevin Lindores

  • Saturday, November 2 | 5:30PM | $20 | Visitors Center

Experience Olana’s Main House through the eyes of an architect. The Olana Partnership introduces a new series which invites contemporary architects to interpret Olana. Susan Wides, Director and Curator of Steven Holl’s ‘T’ Space, Rhinebeck has curated the series to include some of the world’s leading voices.