Olana: the 250-acre integrated environment of famed Hudson River School Painter Frederic Edwin Church: Art, Architecture, Landscape, Farm and Views
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LEARN: Public Programs

Olana's Wagon House Education Center is celebrating its 
sixth year!

The state of the art Education Center is home to public programs that promote The Olana Partnership mission: To inspire the public by preserving and interpreting Olana, Frederic Church's masterpiece. Ongoing programs, classes for all ages, workshops ... Learn More »

LEARN: School/Educators

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Olana, the estate of Hudson River School artist Frederic Edwin Church, is a unique three-dimensional work of art comprised of romantic landscape design, breathtaking views and exotic architecture. Olana offers a unique opportunity for creative ... Learn More »


LEARN: The Collections

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Visitors touring beautiful Olana will see the paintings, sculpture and furnishings Frederic Church acquired during his lifetime and which surrounded him and his family in their daily life at Olana. The collection was described by a 19th century guest as, "a museum of ... Learn More »


LEARN: F.E. Church's Olana

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Named for a fortress treasure-house in ancient Persia, Olana was the home of Frederic Edwin Church (1826-1900), one of America's most important artists, a student of Thomas Cole, and a major figure in the Hudson River School of landscape painting. Learn More»


LEARN: The Landscape


Under Frederic Church's direction, Olana developed over the last forty years of his life into a three-dimensional work of art that includes the magnificent Persian-inspired home with its myriad collections set in a 250-acre designed landscape with iconic views of... Learn More »


LEARN: The House

the house

When Frederic Church purchased the property for Olana in 1860, he hired architect Richard Morris Hunt (who was later to build several of the "cottages" in Newport, R.I.) to design a small house in which he could raise a family. Called "Cosy Cottage", ... Learn More »


LEARN: Hudson River School

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The first truly American style of landscape painting was the Hudson River School, named for the area in which many of its adherents worked. The school was not an academic institution but rather a loose association of painters who worked in a similar style... Learn More »

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LEARN: The Olana Partnership

The Olana Partnership supports the conservation, preservation, development and improvement of the Olana State Historic Site, which is open to the public throughout the year.  Its goal is to inspire the public by preserving and interpreting Olana, and to create the most widely recognized artist's home and studio in the world, vibrant with the activity of students, visitors and scholars.  

Olana State Historic Site - administered by the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, Taconic Region - is a designated National Historic Landmark and one of the most visited sites in the state. The Olana Partnership, a private not-for-profit education corporation, works cooperatively with New York State to support the restoration, development and improvement of Olana State Historic Site.
Mission for The Olana Partnership: 
To inspire the public by preserving and interpreting Olana, Frederic Church's artistic masterpiece.

Vision for Olana:
The fully restored Olana, vibrant with the activity of students, visitors, and scholars, will be the most widely recognized artist's home and studio in the world.

To view The Olana Partnership Board of Trustees, National Council, National Advisory Committee and Emeritus Council listings click here.

To contact The Olana Partnership staff click here.

To read The Final Comprehensive Plan for Olana click here.

The Olana Partnership would like to highlight some of our particularly generous supporters from the business community. Please patronize the companies that support Olana. Learn More »


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