Fenimore Art Museum’s Lunch and Lecture Series Provides Generous Helpings of Food for Thought

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Todd Kenyon
New York State Historical Association
Fenimore Art Museum/The Farmers’ Museum
Phone: (607) 547-1472 / E-mail: t.kenyon@nysha.org

A lunch-and-lecture series provides ample opportunity to explore the strong double-bill at the Fenimore Art Museum: The Hudson River School: Nature and the American Vision and The Wyeths: A Family Legacy. These and many other exhibitions fill out the 2013 Food for Thought series.

Promising to be exceptional, all Food for Thought programs are held on Wednesday from 12:30 - 2:30 p.m. at the Fenimore Art Museum. The museum offers two price discounts:  members of the New York State Historical Association receive $5.00 off; register for three or more Food for Thought programs at once and receive $2.00 off.  Find more information at FenimoreArtMuseum.org.

Food for Thought Schedule

April 10: Behind the Scenes: Exhibition Development. Step behind the scenes with Chris Rossi, Associate Curator of Exhibitions, for an intriguing look at how the museum's exhibitions are conceived, planned, and executed. 

April 17: Native Roots: The 9th Contemporary Iroquois Art Biennial. Fenimore Art Museum hosts Native Roots: The Ninth Contemporary Iroquois Arts Biennial, featuring sixteen artists who seek to perpetuate and preserve traditional art forms, such as wood carving, basketry, beadwork, pottery, cornhusk craft, and painting. Eva Fognell, Curator of the Eugene and Clare Thaw Collection of American Indian Art, leads us on a tour of Iroquois art today.

May 15: Places in Passing: Contemporary Landscapes by Susan Jones Kenyon. Meet award-winning Cooperstown artist Susan Jones Kenyon as she discusses and guides you through her exhibition, Places in Passing: Contemporary Landscapes

May 29: The Wyeths: A Family Legacy. Chris Rossi, Associate Curator of Exhibitions takes you through the mutigenerational and multitalented Wyeth family exhibition, The Wyeths: A Family Legacy.  Learn about one of the most famous and beloved artistic families of the 20th century and revel in the formal beauty and underlying abstraction of a true American legacy.

June 12: Forging Perfection: Masterworks from The Farmers’ Museum Blacksmith Shop. Join Steve Kellogg, master blacksmith at The Farmers’ Museum, as he shares the craftsmanship and artistry of artifacts from the world of blacksmithing.  Come learn about the forging of hammers, anvils, chisels, and all the amazing things found in the shop of a blacksmith. This exhibition features metalworking tours-de-force such as a re-created 1740 pistol and a scale that measures to the sixteenth of a gram.

June 19: Splendidly Dressed: American Indian Robes and Regalia. Explore how Native people don clothing and jewelry, as well as deck their children and even animals in elaborate regalia to placate and harbor universal powers, to achieve success in hunting and warfare, and to show status and culture.  Eva Fognell, Curator of the Eugene and Clare Thaw Collection of American Indian Art, will guide you through Splendidly Dressed: American Indian Robes and Regalia for a glimpse into the amazing regalia of American Indians both past and present.

July 3: The Wyeths: A Family Legacy. (see May 29)

July 10: The Hudson River School: Nature and the American Vision. Paul D’Ambrosio, President and CEO, provides insight into The Hudson River School: Nature and the American Vision, an exhibition which showcases the extraordinary depth and richness of paintings by artists grounded in the exploration of the natural world as a resource for spiritual renewal and as an expression of cultural and national identity. This exhibition has been organized by the New York Historical Society.

The Food for Thought series continue throughout the summer and fall. Additional information is available at FenimoreArtMuseum.org.

Pricing Information: Lunch and lecture fee: $22 members of the New York State Historical Association/$25 non-members. Register for three or more Food for Thought programs at once and receive a discounted price of $20 members/$23 non-members per program. Please call (607) 547-1461 if you have questions regarding pricing.

Food for Thought Cancellation Policy: Registrants who cancel before noon on the Friday before the program will receive a full refund. Registrants who cancel after noon on the Friday before the program will not receive a refund unless the participant’s spot can be filled. If the Fenimore Art Museum cancels a program because of weather, insufficient registration, or any other reason, registrants receive a full refund.

 

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Program and Event Press Releases
Publication Date: 
March 2013
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