Olive, New York: Old Folk Art: Brunel Park

Indian art as interpreted by a Frenchman, sculpted in the 1930s. Several large totem poles and sculptures, one of them containing the Frenchman's ashes.

Emile Brunel Sculpture Garden and Studio

Address:
DeSilva Rd, Olive, NY
Directions:
Emile Brunel Sculpture Garden and Studio. On the north side of DeSilva Rd just east of its intersection with NY-28. Look for the totem pole next to the road; more sculptures are behind the cabin and trees.
Hours:
Daily 12-5 (Call to verify)
Phone:
917-332-7111
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Sculptures.

Brunel Park Le Chalet Indien

The Emile Brunel Sculpture Garden and Studio, also known as the Totem Indian Trading Post, Le Chalet Indien, and Brunel Park, is on DeSilva Road, just off the NY 28 state highway. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, it consists of seven concrete sculptures, including three totem poles over 20 feet high.

[Cynthia Nikitin, 12/18/2018]

All that remains of a Catskills resort, favored by the early 20th century artistic elite. The sculptures have names such as "Moon Haw Haw" and "Great White Spirit" -- which contains Emile Brunel's ashes. He died in 1944.

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