Olana State Historic Site is a mid-19th century architectural gem tucked away 10 minutes south of Hudson, a great destination when visiting the town. The estate was built for and designed by esteemed Hudson River School painter Frederic Church who’s vision for the home was influenced by traveling with his wife, Isabel through Europe and the Middle East. The blend between Victorian architecture and Middle Eastern heritage is evident through design elements such as arched window openings, balcony woodwork and tile work.
Today the estate is owned by Olana Preservation, Inc. and showcases contemporary art exhibitions that juxtapose the eclectic architecture. On display currently is the installation entitled, “OVERLOOK” by Artist Teresita Fernández. The installation reexamines 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 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.
Plus, stop by our open house this Sunday.
Hosted by Architect, Drew Lang from 1-3 PM
101 Ridgewood Rd. Kerhonkson, NY 12446