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13 February 2015 12:11PM
Olana State Historic Site

www.olana.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/Feb-2015-Why-Restore-Olana.pdf?utm_source=February+2015+V1&utm_campaign=January+2015+E-Newletter&utm_medium=email

After Olana was saved from destruction in 1966, David Huntington — the art historian who led the preservation effort — commented about how ignorant the public had been of Olana. “Olana was not a girl, not an Hawaiian drink, and not a drug,” he joked. At that time, few could have imagined the amount of restoration work which would occur at Olana over the following decades, fueled by private and public dollars. Viewed as a whole, Olana’s evolution since 1966 as a large-scale public work of art has been staggering. For those directly involved, this work has happened incrementally, one project at a time.

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Photo by Mark Prezorski, Olana’s Landscape Curator

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