Frederic Church, America’s first international art star, returned from his travels through the Near East in 1869 filled with inspiration for the great house that he planned to build on his property near Hudson, New York. He turned to Calvert Vaux, an architect well known for his successful collaborations with landscape designers, particularly Church’s friend Frederick Law Olmsted. Dr. Sean Sawyer, the Washburn and Susan Oberwager President of The Olana Partnership, will explore Church’s creation of Olana, its rescue from oblivion fifty years ago, and its subsequent restoration by The Olana Partnership and the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation.
Program begins at 6 p.m.
This event is co-sponsored by the Institute of Classical Architecture and Art, North Carolina Chapter. Price includes reception and admission to Museum.
Image: Frederic Edwin Church East Facade, Main House, Olana, ca. 1870. Olana State Historic Site, Hudson, NY, New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation.