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Candlelight Concert: Kills to Kisses

Saturday, February 18 at 5 PM
Free for members | $10 for not-yet-members
Benenson Visitors Center

Join us as we combat the winter chill with an evening of energetic jazz by warm candlelight!  Kills to Kisses (Music Omi alumna Lisa Dowling) has been praised by The New York Times as "Björk-like" and "innovative". Enjoy a reception with drinks and hors d'oeuvres following the performance.

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Winter Art Camp 2017

February 20, 21, 22 & 23

9 AM - 3 PM
$280 per child
Ages 5-12

Winter at Omi is the cure for cabin fever! This action-packed four-day program includes 2D and 3D art projects, music and movement, sledding in The Fields Sculpture Park, special workshops with a visiting artist, storytelling, and play.

Click here to learn more + register.

Artful Playgroup

Wednesdays from 9 AM - 10:30 AM 
Benenson Visitors Center + Gallery

Ages 2-4
$15/class or $50/4-week session

Winter Sessions

January 4, 11, 18 + 25
February 1, 8, 16 + March 1


A creative offering for our youngest artists! Join us for a morning of play, exploration, and art making as we learn about ourselves and the world around us.

For registration and more info, click here.

Architecture Omi: 5x5: Participatory Provocations

Opening Reception: Saturday, January 14 from 2-4 PM
On View: January 14 - March 12, 2017
Benenson Visitors Center + Gallery

5x5: Participatory Provocations is an exhibition featuring models by 25 young American architects based on five prompts. The exhibition invites an architectural response to a series of significant issues we face today, from a growing income gap, immigration, and globalization, to technology's impact on our lives, surveillance, and power.

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Exhibition Opening: Lois Dodd

Saturday, March 18, 2-4 PM
On View: March 18 - May 14, 2017
Benenson Visitors Center + Gallery

Omi is pleased to present a series of large-scale paintings by Lois Dodd. Dodd's work is often comprised of interior-exterior views from the windows of various locales, from the East Village to rural Maine. Her paintings feature imagery of window panes, landscapes, and architectural structures including houses and wooden barns.

Join us for an opening reception with light refreshments, free and open to the public.


Writers Omi: Reading at 3rd Floor Gallery

Saturday, April 8 at 5:00PM
*OFFSITE* Above Hudson Wine Merchants
341 1/2 Warren St, Hudson NY 12534

Hear Omi's Spring 2016 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.


Spring Art Camp 2017

April 18, 19, 20 & 21
9AM - 3PM
$280 per child
Ages 5-12

Spring Art Camp is an imaginative and active way to bring in the new season! This four-day program features a variety of creative adventures for kids. Daily activities include art projects, special workshops with a visiting artist, exploration of The Fields Sculpture Park, storytelling, and play.

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Writers Omi: Reading + BBQ

Saturday, May 20 at 5 PM
Omi Visitors Center + Gallery

A distinguished group of international writers and translators currently in residence at Writers Omi will read from their works. 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. Click here to read more about Writers Omi.


Exhibition by Adults of CoArc


Friday, May 12, 12 - 2 PM
On View: May 12 - 13, 2017
Education Pavilions


Collaborations and artworks by adults of Coarc who participated in a series of creative workshops at Omi over the course of the past several months. The exhibition will include works by individuals who, in addition to drawing, painting, collage, and sculpture projects, engaged in movement, music, active viewing experiences, and team-building activities over the course of the program.


Special thanks to the Coarc Arts Endowment for making this annual partnership possible.

Coarc has been an advocate and resource in Columbia County for individuals who experience disabilities and their families since 1965. The organization provides comprehensive services to children and adults, both in the community and at more than twenty regional locations. Coarc's mission is to expand abilities, one person at a time, so individuals experiencing disabilities can achieve their individual goals.


The Fields Sculpture Park: Spring Exhibition Opening

Saturday, May 27, 1 - 4:30 PM
Benenson Visitors Center + The Fields Sculpture Park

Join us as we inaugurate new works on view in The Fields Sculpture Park and Benenson Visitors Center Gallery by Andre Kruysen, Joan Banach, Tony Tasset and Matt Wedel.

There will be refreshments, tractor rides throughout the park, and a special art project for children available. Free and open to the public.


Saturday Children's Workshops

Saturdays from 10 AM - 12 PM
September 10, 2016 - June 2017

$12 per child or $20 for two
Drop off/Pick up at the Benenson Visitors Center

Join us on Saturday mornings for this popular workshop for young artists ages 4 1/2 - 12! Based on a weekly theme and inspired by artworks in The Fields, Architecture Omi, and the Visitors Center Gallery, each workshop includes an outdoor adventure and a hands-on artmaking activity. Led by teaching artists, children are divided into two groups by age and participate in developmentally appropriate projects that encourage curiosity, experimentation, and creative thinking through a variety of materials and experiences.

For more details, click here.


Wednesday, June 7th, 2017
At the Edison Ballroom in NYC

We are pleased to invite you to Omi's NYC Benefit: Dinner + Theater on Wednesday June 7. Reserve your spot now by e-mailing Dorothy Randall at drandall@timeequities.com.

Click here for more information on attending.

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.


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