The opportunities for art exploration are endless in Hudson, New York. It’s a wonderful place to visit and take in an area that is so rich in history, art and natural beauty. With so many options, we thought it may help to narrow down the best Hudson NY art galleries. There are many more to list, but here’s a start.
Started by Colin Stair in June 2001, Stair Gallery moved to Hudson in 2005. The company is a full-service auction house that handles sales of everything from single items to entire estates, including those belonging to Fred Hughes, Andy Warhol’s business manager, and the Elizabeth Arden Corporate Collection.
Take a guided hike on the Hudson River School Art Trail, which brings you into the magnificent landscapes that inspired Thomas Cole, Frederic Church, Asher B. Durand, Sanford Gifford and Jasper Cropsey. It’s divided into several large geographic areas.
A collection produced by Patrick Terenchin, the gallery’s mission is to discover compelling works of art and present them to collectors and interior design professionals. Terenchin is a setting where you can view old works of art in new ways and make your own connections. One of the gallery’s main objectives is to rediscover or reevaluate forgotten or little known artists of the 19th and 20th centuries.
The Fields at Omi International Art Center
This is truly an experience, with the large scale contemporary art dotted over 100 acres of rolling green hills. You can take a golf cart or ride a bicycle, then enjoy lunch at Cafe Omi in the Visitor’s Center. They serve up a selection of homemade dishes made from seasonal Columbia County ingredients.
Carrie Haddad Gallery
Carrie Haddad represents artists of the Hudson Valley region in the charming city of Hudson. The gallery presents eight large exhibits a year and includes all types of painting, both large and small sculpture, works on paper and a variety of techniques in photography. The first gallery in Hudson, New York opened in 1991. It was voted “Best Gallery of Contemporary Art in the Hudson Valley” by Hudson Valley Magazine.
Home of the premier Hudson River School painter Frederic Edwin Church, Olana is a beautiful Moorish-inspired estate that overlooks the Hudson River. Paintings by Church and other period artists are included in the tour. You can also hike the 250 acres grounds, go picnicking, birding, snow-shoeing or cross country skiing.
Davis Orton Gallery
Here you’ll find photography, mixed media and photo books. The Davis Orton Gallery was established in 2009. It’s a new gallery on an architecturally rich street famous for its antique shoes, galleries and restaurants. The goal of the gallery is to present a wide range of contemporary artists.
This is a gallery, store, workshop, atelier, and showroom all in one. They focus on being handmade in New York, and represent 30+ furniture, lighting, accessory and jewelry makers.
As you plan your art escape to Hudson, consider staying with us at Mount Merino Manor. Our Hudson Valley Bed and Breakfast is a neighbor to Olana State Historic Site. The Inn is home to seven spacious guest rooms and suites with beautiful views, candle-lit fireplaces, whirlpool tubs and spa-jetted showers. Find your perfect room here.
Photo courtesy of: ErgSap