Olana State Historic Site

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See the inspirations surrounding Frederic Church, a major figure of the Hudson River School, with a visit to his estate Olana in Hudson.

The 19th century Persian-inspired mansion is filled with original sketches, studies and paintings by Church, one of the most prominent artists of the Hudson River School. The site includes lush gardens, five miles of carriage drives and views overlooking the Hudson River and the Catskill Mountains.

"Penetrable," the interactive sculpture by the late Venezuelan artist Jesús Rafael Soto, is an iconic work on loan from the CPPC from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. The piece is installed on one of the most prominent scenic viewpoints in Olana’s designed landscape as part of the 2017 featured exhibition, “Overlook,” a groundbreaking installation by artist Teresita Fernández. “Penetrable” will remain on view through an extended loan until November 2018.

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the details:

Address: 5720 State Route 9G, Hudson, NY 12534

Hours: Grounds open daily, 8 a.m. to sunset, year-round

Admission: Free to visit grounds, tour prices vary

Website: olana.org

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