Member Trip to The Met!

Members’ Trip 2017
Wednesday, September 20, 2017, from 6:00 a.m.–10 p.m.

Fenimore Art Museum invites the public to take part in an exciting day trip to The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City on Wednesday, September 20.  The excursion allows museum members and the general public the opportunity to view Fenimore's traveling exhibition American Indian Art from the Fenimore Art Museum: The Thaw Collection, highlighting 38 masterworks from the Eugene and Clare Thaw Collection of American Indian Art. Eva Fognell, curator of the collection, will accompany the group to give personal insight and details surrounding the pieces. To complement the visit, a docent from The Met will provide a guided tour of the exhibition Art of Native North America. There will also be plenty of free time to enjoy the other fantastic exhibitions, including the new Rodin at The Met.

The Fenimore is honored to have this exhibition, featuring objects from the Thaw Collection, on view in New York City and would like to give everyone the opportunity to see it in the setting of one of the world's greatest museums.

Leave the driving to us! Enjoy a relaxing ride on a comfortable, chartered coach departing from Cooperstown on September 20 at 6:00 a.m. (returning at 10:00 p.m.). The trip will include special gift bags for everyone, plus fun games and activities with giveaways to pass the time.

Enjoy a deluxe lunch at The Met Cafeteria which includes a self-serve entrée (options include: salad bar, sandwich, pasta, grill, or main course stations), dessert, and soft drink or coffee. While you are there, a visit to the Met's museum store is a must.


Cost: $149 per person for museum members / $189 for non-members. Cost includes transportation, guided tour, deluxe lunch at The Met, a gift bag, and free time to explore the museum! Space is limited; please reserve now. Not a Fenimore member? Become one now and save $40 on the cost of the trip! Your new membership will also be valid through December 31, 2018. Memberships start at $50 and offer many benefits including season-long access to both Fenimore Art Museum and The Farmers’ Museum–as well as all major events. For more information on the trip or membership, please contact Kate Morgan at (607) 547-1536


Exhibitions include:


American Indian Art from the Fenimore Art Museum: The Thaw Collection

This exhibition highlights 38 masterworks from the Eugene and Clare Thaw Collection of American Indian Art at the Fenimore Art Museum in Cooperstown, New York. It features landmark creations in a range of media by gifted artists across North America—from the Arctic to the Southwest and the Eastern Woodlands to the Pacific Northwest—and encompasses close to 1,200 years of artistic tradition and innovation.

The exhibition is made possible by the Friends of the Department of the Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas.

The exhibition is organized by the Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown, New York, in collaboration with The Metropolitan Museum of Art.


Rodin at The Met

On the centenary of the death of Auguste Rodin (1840–1917), The Metropolitan Museum of Art will celebrate its historic collection of the artist's work. Nearly 50 marbles, bronzes, plasters, and terracottas by Rodin, representing more than a century of acquisitions and gifts to the Museum, will be displayed in the newly installed and refurbished Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Sculpture Gallery (gallery 800). The exhibition will feature iconic sculptures such as The Thinker and The Hand of God, as well as masterpieces such as The Tempest that have not been on view in decades. Paintings from The Met collection by some of Rodin's most admired friends and contemporaries, including his friends Claude Monet (1840–1926) and Pierre Puvis de Chavannes (1824–1898), will be presented in dialogue with the sculptures on display.

The extraordinary range of The Met's holdings of Rodin's work will be highlighted in an adjacent gallery (gallery 809) with a selection of drawings, prints, letters, and illustrated books, as well as photographs of the master sculptor and his art. This focused presentation will introduce visitors to the evolution of Rodin's draftsmanship and demonstrate the essential role of drawing in his practice. It will also address Rodin's engagement with photographers, especially Edward Steichen (1879–1973), who served as a key intermediary in bringing Rodin's drawings to New York.


For a full list of exhibitions at The Met, visit