Tour

POSTPONED: Tour of Olana State Historic Site

Overview

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Update: At this time, all State Historic Sites are closed until further notice. As a result, the tour of Olana is postponed and will be rescheduled at a later date (to be determined). Anyone who purchased a ticket will be issued a full refund.

An exclusive touring experience led by The Olana Partnership's senior executive and curatorial staff that immerses participants in Frederic Church's vision of Olana and provides first-hand perspective on the site's operations and planning. Begin with a walk around Ridge Road with Olana's most spectacular views that tell the story of its creation and the nationally significant role that Olana has played in landmark environmental conservation decisions in the 20th and 21st centuries. Explore the Main House and its rich collections, including public rooms, private quarters, and the Sharp Family Gallery (during exhibition season). Examine the domestic, aesthetic, and historical motivations behind the architecture and interior design of the Churches' home and Frederic's highly collaborative design process with architect Calvert Vaux.

Agenda

Learning Objectives:

Describe the relevance of the site's operations and planning, exterior architecture, and interior design elements.

Examine the domestic, aesthetic, and historical motivations behind the architecture and interior design of the Churches' home and Frederic's highly collaborative design process with architect Calvert Vaux.

Identify the ideas and cultures that influenced the architect in siting and designing this Middle Eastern-inspired villa.

Discuss the nationally significant role that Olana has played in landmark environmental conservation decisions in the 20th and 21st centuries

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