Frederic Edwin Church Landscapes of Mount Desert and Mount Katahdin For Exhibition at Olana

An exhibition of Frederic Church landscapes, Maine Sublime: Frederic Edwin Church’s Landscapes of Mount Desert and Mount Katahdin, will open at Olana, the historic home and studio of the artist, on Sunday June 9.

Frederic E. Church, Sunset, Bar Harbor, detail, c. September 1854, oil on paper mounted on canvas, 10 1/8 x 17 ¼ in., OL.1981.72. Collection of Olana State Historic Site.

Frederic E. Church, Sunset, Bar Harbor, detail, c. September 1854, oil on paper mounted on canvas, 10 1/8 x 17 ¼ in., OL.1981.72. Collection of Olana State Historic Site.


The exhibition explores the half-century during which famed American landscape painter Frederic Edwin Church (1826-1900), traveled to and was inspired by the landscapes of Maine. Organized by renowned curator, art historian and professor of American Art John Wilmerding, and presented by The Olana Partnership and the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, Maine Sublime will be on view in the Evelyn and Maurice Sharp Gallery at Olana through the end of October. Olana is located at 5720 Route 9G in Hudson, NY. The grounds are open every day from 8 a.m. until sunset; guided house tours (reservations recommended) are available Tuesday through Sunday and holiday Mondays, May through October, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., and include access to the Evelyn and Maurice Sharp Gallery; the last tour starts promptly at 4:00 p.m. Special gallery only tours will be available Saturdays June 15- October 26 on the hour from 11:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. For reservations and information call (518) 828-0135 or visit www.olana.org.

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