Programs + Events

Artists on Olana: Bob Lukomski

  • Saturday, June 22 | 3PM | $15 | $10 Member | Visitors Center
Audible Topography: Olana as Music with Bob Lukomski

Composer Bob Lukomski explores the sounds of Olana and its surrounding environment using technology to create a musical conversation in response to Frederic Church’s historic landscape.

Artists on Olana: Casey Robertson

  • Saturday, June 29 | 4:30PM | $15 | $10 Member | Visitors Center
Navigating Subjective Landscapes: A Cinematic Olana with Casey Robertson

Photographer Casey will introduce visitors to a series of international films from the last six decades portraying landscape as evolving spaces. A walk through Olana’s designed landscape will follow the presentation with a conversation about the cinematic experience of traveling Frederic Church’s artist-designed historic carriage roads and seeing his curated views.

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.

Museum Storytelling: Family Tours at Olana

  • Saturday, July 13 | 10AM | $10 | $5 Member/Child | Visitor's Center

Master storyteller Tom Lee tells a stunning Syrian folktale in the landscape and inside the Main House at Olana. Lee uses art, objects, history and interactivity to help young people (and grown-ups!) fall in love with the Church’s adventures. This is a program designed to introduce youth to the magic of a historic house museum.

Artists on Olana: Alexis Elton

  • Saturday, July 13 | 3PM | $15 | $10 Member | Visitors Center
Aromatic Olana: Following the Fragrant Landscape with Alexis Elton

Let your sense of smell be your guide. Take a moment to slow down and tune into the natural world. Join artist Alexis for a series of aromatic plants experienced during a participatory scent-walk specific to the landscape and history of Olana’s artist-designed carriage roads.

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.

Artists on Olana: Daniel McCabe

  • Saturday, July 27 | 3PM | $15 | $10 Member | Visitors Center
Hudson River Study: Impacting Olana with Daniel McCabe

Hudson River Study is a meditation through landscape photography on human interaction with the environment. Join artist and filmmaker Daniel McCabe, artist in residency at Basilica Hudson’s Hudson as Muse program, in conjunction with his exhibition of new photographic works on view July 1 – 30.

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.

Museum Storytelling: Family Tours at Olana

  • Saturday, August 10 | 10AM | $10 | $5 Member/Child | Visitor's Center

Master storyteller Tom Lee tells a stunning Syrian folktale in the landscape and inside the Main House at Olana. Lee uses art, objects, history and interactivity to help young people (and grown-ups!) fall in love with the Church’s adventures. This is a program designed to introduce youth to the magic of a historic house museum.

Artists on Olana: Dr. Christopher Brellochs

  • Saturday, August 10 | 3PM | $15 | $10 Members | Visitor's Center

Frederic Church & Music of the Gilded Age with Dr. Christopher Brellochs

Dr. Christopher Brellochs has spent over a year researching and performing music for his sabbatical project, “Music of the Gilded Age in the Hudson Valley.” Brellochs will join Artists on Olana for a walk along the historic carriage roads telling stories of Church’s friendship with leading composers. He will explore the classical and historic origins of the saxophone through live performances in the landscape.

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.

Artists on Olana: A-Y/Dancers

  • Sunday, August 18 | 3PM | $15 | $10 Members | Visitor's Center
Inner & Outer Landscapes: Dancing Through Olana with A-Y/Dancers

Join A-Y/dancers, repertory dance company of the Hudson Valley, through an interactive tour of Olana. Witness dancers awaken the landscape as they intertwine with the living painting. View choreographed movement tailored to the cascading views, as members of the troupe open a dialogue about contemporary dance and its relation to the historic landscape.

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.

Mingled Flower Garden Tour

  • Sunday, September 1 | 10AM | $15 | $10 Member | Visitor's Center

Join Olana’s Master Gardener, Mary Hughes, to walk through The Mingled Flower Garden. She will offer tips and tricks of caring for your own garden and reference historical information about Olana’s Mingled Garden. She will share information regarding the species, issues of light, climate, and soil.

Artists on Olana: Alexis Elton

  • Saturday, September 7 | 3PM | $15 | $10 Members | Visitor's Center
Aromatic Olana: Following the Fragrant Landscape with Alexis Elton

Let your sense of smell be your guide. Take a moment to slow down and tune into the natural world. Join artist Alexis for a series of aromatic plants experienced during a participatory scent-walk specific to the landscape and history of Olana’s artist-designed carriage roads.

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 from 2PM to 4PM 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.

Museum Storytelling Family Tours at Olana

  • Saturday, September 21 | 10AM | $10 Adult | $5 Member/Child | Visitor's Center

Master storyteller Tom Lee tells a stunning Syrian folktale in the landscape and inside the Main House at Olana. Lee uses art, objects, history and interactivity to help young people (and grown-ups!) fall in love with the Church’s adventures. This is a program designed to introduce youth to the magic of a historic house museum.

Artists on Olana: Bob Lukomski

  • Saturday, September 21 | 3PM | $15 | $10 Members | Visitor's Center
Audible Topography: Olana as Music with Bob Lukomski

Composer Bob Lukomski explores the sounds of Olana and its surrounding environment using technology to create a musical conversation in response to Frederic Church’s historic landscape.

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.

Spots of Time: Writing & Thinking Walk

  • Sunday, September 22 | 10AM | $15 | $10 Member | Visitor's Center

Frederic Church designed carriage roads to maximize views of the Hudson River and Catskill Mountains. The organizing aesthetic for these vistas was a romantic ideal of the sublime and the “language of Nature.” Contemplation of these views was meant to provide inspiration and comfort – in poet William Wordsworth’s words, “spots of time…[where] our minds/ Are nourished and invisibly repaired.”  This tour, led by poet Celia Bland and art historian Susan Merriam, faculty at Bard College, will put the gorgeous panoramas glimpsed from Olana’s carriage roads in dialogue with some of the unexpected perspectives of contemporary and Romantic poetry.

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.

Artists on Olana: Casey Robertson

  • Saturday, October 5 | 4:30PM | $15 | $10 Members | Visitor's Center
Navigating Subjective Landscapes: A Cinematic Olana with Casey Robertson

Photographer Casey Robertson will introduce visitors to a series of international films from the last six decades portraying landscape as evolving spaces. A walk through Olana’s designed landscape will follow the presentation with a conversation about the cinematic experience of traveling Frederic Church’s artist-designed historic carriage roads and seeing his curated views.

Unplanned Views: Geology & The Hudson River School Walk

  • Sunday, October 6 | 3PM | $15 | $10 Member | Visitor's Center

Take a tour of Olana’s geological landscape with Hartwick College Geology Professor, Robert Titus. Participants will learn about the geological history of Olana and the forces that shaped the 19th-century Hudson River School artist Frederic Church’s artist-designed landscape. Experience Olana’s landscape with new eyes—the eyes of a geologist who sees where science meets storytelling and time travel is possible.

Museum Storytelling: Family Tours at Olana

  • Saturday, October 12 | 10AM | $10 Adult | $5 Member/Child | Visitor's Center

Master storyteller Tom Lee tells a stunning Syrian folktale in the landscape and inside the Main House at Olana. Lee uses art, objects, history and interactivity to help young people (and grown-ups!) fall in love with the Church’s adventures. This is a program designed to introduce youth to the magic of a historic house museum.

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.

En Plein Air: A Painter's Walk Through Frederic Church's Landscape

  • Sunday, November 3 | 10AM | $15 | $10 Member | Visitor's Center

Join local artist Geoffrey Leckie along Frederic Church’s carriage roads seeing Olana the place and the Hudson River views through a painter’s eye. Leckie is a painter and explorer enamored by the natural effects of light, shadow and atmosphere in the natural world and is a frequent plein air painter. He studied at the University of Virginia School of Architecture and School of Art, loves the Hudson Valley but has traveled throughout Ireland, France, Italy, Romania, India, Morocco, Vietnam, and Syria, and is charming about his craft.

Artists on Olana: A-Y/Dancers

  • Saturday, November 9 | 3PM | $15 | $10 Members | Visitor's Center
Inner & Outer Landscapes: Dancing Through Olana with A-Y/Dancers

Join A-Y/dancers, repertory dance company of the Hudson Valley, through an interactive tour of Olana. Witness dancers awaken the landscape as they intertwine with the living painting. View choreographed movement tailored to the cascading views, as members of the troupe open a dialogue about contemporary dance and its relation to the historic landscape.