Calendar of Events


Upcoming + Ongoing Events

Click here for a list of exhibitions currently on view at The Fields Sculpture Park.
Click here for a list of exhibitions currently on view at Architecture Omi.

Writers Omi Reading


April 18, 5:30 PM
3rd Floor Gallery, 341 ½ Warren St, Hudson NY (above Hudson Wine Merchants)


Hear Omi's Spring 2015 international writers and translators in residence read and share their work with an intimate, live audience. This is the first reading hosted by Writers Omi this year, which provides residencies to international literary voices across all types of literature. Refreshments generously provided by Hudson Wine Merchants. Free and open to the public.

For more information, click here.

Writers Omi Spring Reading & BBQ

Saturday, May 16, 5 PM
Omi's Visitors Center

A distinguished group of international writers, translators, and poets in residence currently in residence at Writers Omi will read from their works. This groups many literary accomplishments span the genres of fiction, nonfiction, translation, theater, and more. Following the event, Omi invites visitors to gather for a barbeque feast and reception with the writers, for which donations are appreciated. The reading is free and open to the public.

For more information, click here.

Saturday Children's Workshops

Every Saturday through June 6, 2015
10 AM - 12 PM

$12 per child or $20 for two.

These workshops offer studio experiences for children ages 4 1/2 -12. Themes and activities are connected with the artists, artworks and ideas featured in the current exhibition in The Fields Sculpture Park. Workshops begin with an adventure in The Fields focusing on artworks pertinent to a weekly theme.

For more information, click here.

Summer Camp Omi 2015

6 week-long sessions, June 29 - August 7

Monday - Friday, 9 AM - 3 PM

Join us this year for Columbia County's most popular day camp for young artists! Draw, Paint, Sculpt, Dance, Play, Perform, Collaborate, Explore, Encounter, and CREATE! Camp Omi is a unique, arts-based day program where kids explore contemporary art and ideas through a variety of media and experiences.

For more information, click here.

Café Omi

Weekends with full lunch menu & weekdays with drinks and snacks, 11 AM - 4 PM 

Café Omi, located in the Visitors Center at The Fields Sculpture Park, serves seasonal lunch specials, soups, salads and sweets. Our menu rotates weekly and is carefully craſted by our talented local chefs. Café Omi is proud to offer the freshest seasonal ingredients and produce sourced from local farms and purveyors in Columbia County.

To view the menu, click here.


Past Events

Spring Art Camp


April 7, 8 & 9, 9 AM - 3 PM
Omi Visitor's Center


Spring Art Camp is an imaginative and active way to bring in the new season! This program features a variety of creative adventures for kids. Daily activities include a 2D and 3D art project, nature studies, exploration of The Fields Sculpture Park, storytelling, and play.

For more information, click here.

Elizabeth Murray

On View: March 27 - May 31
Reception + Curator's Talk: Saturday, April 4, 4-6 PM


Join us for the reception of Omi's newest gallery exhibition "Elizabeth Murray" on Saturday April 4, from 4 PM - 6 PM featuring several paintings and drawings by the late artist. Curator Nicole Hayes will give a short talk on Elizabeth Murray, whose paintings burst with lively excitement, at the same time maintaining a sense of stability and order. 

For more information, click here.

STORY: A Creative Writing Program with Jennifer Wai-Lan Strodl

Offered in 4 week sessions:
Jan. 10 - 31, Feb. 7 - 28, and March 7-28. 
Saturdays, 10 AM - 12 PM

Everyone has a story to tell. No matter who you are, your unique expression is important. Writing gives you the power to find your voice and put your vision into words. Fiction – where dreams and reality merge – has no limits. Together we will discuss what makes a great story, hone your writing skills, explore your characters, wander with your wildest ideas, dream up whole worlds, bring real characters to life, and most importantly – unleash your imagination.

For more information, click here.

Cross County Skiing and Sledding
Weather permitting.

Just because it's winter, doesn't mean you can't explore the park! Take advantage of over 120+ acres of groomed ski trails and view sculptures dusted with snow. Sledding + dogwalking is also available.

Free and open to the public.

Candlelight Concert Features Sha'ar
Saturday, February 28, 6:30 PM
at Omi Visitors Center

Omi presents a candlelight concert with Sha'ar, a band fusing Jazz sensibilities with global Jewish musical traditions. A quartet featuring acclaimed musician (and 2007 Music Omi alumni) drummer/percussionist David Freeman, along with guitarist Oren Neiman, Iván Barenboim on clarinet and bass clarinet, and bassist Doug Drewes will perform in the stunning glass setting of Omi's Visitors Center. Reception will follow with delicious savory snacks and cocktails prepared by a local chef.

For more information, click here.

Winter Art Camp

February 17, 18, and 19 from 9 AM - 3 PM
Ages 4 1/2 - 12.
Tuition: $180 or $320 for two.
Drop off/Pick up at the Visitors Center.

Join us for three art-filled days at Omi this winter! Shake off that cabin fever with 2D and 3D art projects, music and movement workshops, sledding in The Fields, storytelling, and play. A limited number of scholarships are available.

For more information, click here.



An independent project organized by Isidro Blasco
Reception: Sat Jan. 31 at 1 PM
On view: Fri., Jan. 30 - Sun., Feb. 1, 11 AM - 7 PM
Location: 257 State St. Hudson NY 12534
Free and open to the public.


INTERVENTIONS II is an independently organized project by Isidro Blasco, involving 7 other Art Omi alumni that is happening in Hudson. Blasco has invited artists to apply their ideas to his home in Hudson, prior to a renovation that will allow himself and his wife to reside there full-time. As such, the architectural elements of a house might turn out differently from what is generally accepted as normal. 

For more information on this project, click here.

Artist Talk: Joan Linder

January 24, 2015 at 1PM in Charles B. Benenson Gallery

Joan Linder will speak about her work in the exhibition Drawn Home on view at Omi (recently reviewed in the Times Union). The exhibition features large wall drawings and oversized accordion style books depicting domestic interiors of three generations of the artist's family. Also on view, Documents consists of 100 pieces of Linder's mail and press clippings meticulously recreated in pen and ink. Linder will also speak about her newest series of work which focuses on landscape drawings of Superfund sites around Buffalo, New York and drawn documents that pertain to those sites.

For more information about Joan Linder, click here.


Opening Reception: Saturday, December 13, 3-5 PM at the Charles B. Benenson Visitors Center and Gallery

The architectural firm EASTON + COMBS presents a gallery exhibition of studies and 3D models entitled MIRAGE GARDEN opening with a free reception on Saturday, December 13, 3-5 PM. The exhibition is a precursor to an architectural project formed as a reflective ribbon wall coursing through the landscape, created from vacuum-formed black polycarbonate using 3D printing technologies.

For more information, click here.

Volunteer's Meet + Greet
Thursday, November 6, 6:30 PM

Are you interested in volunteering at Omi? This winter we will be starting a volunteer docent program - to be expanded in the spring of 2015 - and we need you! We will be having our first meeting, a meet and greet with wine and cheese, in the Visitors Center at Omi on Thursday, November 6 at 6:30 PM.

We hope you can join us! Please let us know if you are interested, and whether you can attend on the 6th. RSVP to Jane Herman at

Omi Translators Lab Reading
*Offsite* Chatham Bookstore
Wed. November 12, 4 - 5:30 PM
27 Main St., Chatham NY

Join 4 writer-translator pairs from the 2014 Translation Lab at Writers Omi in a one-of-a-kind collaborative reading. This is the only opportunity to hear works by the Omi working translator and writer pairs in a live setting! Poetry and literature from the Italian, Spanish, German, and Chinese into English will be read in this unique event.

Free admission with refreshments to follow.
To learn more about our incoming residents, click here.

Writers Omi Reading
Sunday, November 2, 7 PM
KGB Bar in New York City (85 E. 4th Street)

For a one-night-only event, writers and translators in residence at Writers Omi will read from their works at KGB, the Soviet-era themed bar at 85 E. 4th Street in New York City. Join us for an unforgettable evening of literary talent by the likes of authors whose cumulative credits include work published in the Paris Review, The New York Times, and McSweeney's Quarterly, and a literary translator who has translated works by John Updike and William Faulkner, among others.

Free and open to the public.

For more information, click here.

Trick or Treat in The Fields
Saturday, October 25, 1-3 PM

Join us at Omi for a free afternoon of Halloween fun! We’ll provide art-making, hayrides, and a candy hunt amongst the sculptures. Come in your favorite costume, craft your own treat bag, and enjoy cider and popcorn in the park.

Free and open to the public.

More information coming soon!

Writers Omi Fall Reading and BBQ
Saturday, October 18, 5 PM

Join ten distinguished writers, translators, and poets in residence at Writers Omi this fall for a night of one-of-a-kind readings by international voices. This year Omi is excited to host writers from all over the globe, including a Swiss poet and literary critic; a literary translator who converts Italian, Spanish, and Catalan into Bulgarian, working with texts by Italo Calvino among others; and a recipient of the 2012 Barbara Jefferis Award and the 2012 Ned Kelly Award for Best First Fiction. Following the event, Omi invites visitors to join the writers for a barbecue feast and reception, for which donations are appreciated.

Free and open to the public.

For more information, click here.

Guided Tours of Exhibition Highlights
for Artswalk

Saturday, October 11, 11 AM + 1 PM

Join us for two guided tours of exhibition highlights through the Fields and Architecture Omi in advance of the fall season opening.

Free and open to the public

Fall Exhibition Opening of New Works
in The Fields and Architecture Omi

Sunday, October 12, 1:30-4 PM

Featuring work by Alexandre Arrechea, Jackie Ferrara, Guy Goldstein, Harrison Atelier, Paula Hayes, Catherine Lee, and Joan Linder.

Free and open to the public.

For more information on works in The Fields, click here. For works in Architecture Omi, click here.

Species Niches 2 by Harrison Atelier, site-specific installation and performance
Sunday, October 12, 2 PM

On October 12, at 2 PM, Harrison Atelier will present Species Niches 2, a site specific performance at the pavilion, choreographed by James McGinn and composed by Loren Dempster in conjunction with the Fall Exhibition Opening.

Free and open to the public.

For more information, click here.

Artist Talk: Afruz Amighi

Saturday, October 4, 5 PM

Iranian-American artist Afruz Amighi will present a slide presentation on her body of work and her inspiration. Her piece “Far From God” is installed on the lawn in front of the Visitors Center, and references Early Christian Architecture and spirituality.

Free and open to the public.

For more information, click here.