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Events must be related to the themes of the Maurice D. Hinchey Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area and be heritage, cultural, historical, and/or recreational/trail related.

TERRAFORMING: Olana’s Historic Photography Collection Unearthed

TERRAFORMING: Olana’s Historic Photography Collection Unearthed May 14, 2023 to Oct 29, 2023 Location: 5720 Route 9G, Hudson NY, 12534

Olana State Historic Site The Olana Partnership, in collaboration with the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, presents Terraforming: Olana’s Historic Photography Collection Unearthed at Olana State Historic Site. Inspired by Olana’s significant collection of nearly 2,000 19th century international photographic prints, artist and guest curator David Hartt reflects on the ways in which human culture and activity shape the land, eroding the boundary between human construction and the natural world, just as Frederic Church did in creating the 250-acre earthwork that is Olana. Through Hartt’s selection of historic photographs from Olana’s vast collection, the exhibition also explores what this global photographic collection tells us about Church’s painting practice, travels, and ways of knowing and collecting the world. Terraforming will include historically significant works by photographers including Eadweard Muybridge, William James Stillman, and Claude-Joseph Désiré Charnay, as well as new site-specific work by David Hartt. To learn more visit,