Programs + Events

Up Close + Personal: A Collections Talk with Will Coleman

  • Sunday, February 9 | 11 AM - Noon | $10 Members of The Olana Partnership | $25 Non-Members | Evelyn & Maurice Sharp Gallery, Main House

Join Olana’s Director of Collections and Exhibitions, William L. Coleman, Ph.D. for a special focus on “Tropical Orchid” by Martin Johnson Heade. This painting testifies to the complex friendship between artists Martin Heade and Frederic Church and served as inspiration for the upcoming exhibition, “Cross Pollination,” opening in May 2020.

Space is very limited, reservations required.

For further information contact Margot Isaacs at or 518-751-6857

Young at HeART: Playwriting Course

  • Thursdays & Fridays | March 26 - April 24 | 10 AM - 12 PM | $150 | Wagon House Education Center

Learn to write a dramatic monologue in the voice of a character that you conceive, then see your creation enacted by a professional actor. During this 11-session course, created in partnership with the Ancram Opera House, participants will learn the fundamentals of theatre-making and playwriting through creative writing, skill-building workshops, team-building, research, improvisation and a rehearsal leading to the staging of a final performance. All classes take place at Olana’s Wagon House Education Center, with the exception of classes during rehearsal week (April 22nd, 23rd and 24th) which will take place at Ancram Opera House. Participants must plan to attend all sessions.

The Olana Partnership programs are 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.