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Chasing Icebergs: Art and a Disappearing Landscape


The Sharp Family Gallery at Olana State Historic Site November 20, 2022 to March 26, 2023. In 1859, Frederic Church chartered a ship to the waters surrounding Newfoundland and Labrador—an area known as “Iceberg Alley”—on a mission that made him the first American artist to explore the region for the purpose of painting icebergs, a landmark event in the history of art. The Olana Partnership and Olana State Historic Site present Chasing Icebergs: Art and a Disappearing Landscape, the first winter exhibition in Olana’s Sharp Family Gallery, highlighting Frederic Church’s iceberg sketches from this intrepid voyage. The exhibition will also include photographs and historic texts Church collected on the subject of icebergs and Arctic exploration, as well as the work of four contemporary artists who highlight the fragility of the Earth’s polar environments. To learn more and purchase tickets visit OLANA.org/icebergs.

Olana State Historic Site
  • 5720 New York 9G
  • Hudson, NY 12534