Fenimore Art Museum Exhibition Traveling to New York City in 2013

Press Release Contact: 

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

December marks the final opportunity to see the remaining exhibitions of 2012 at Fenimore Art Museum in Cooperstown including Artist and Visionary: William Matthew Prior Revealed, which will travel to the American Folk Art Museum in New York City for a January 24 opening.

The exhibition has garnered praise as a "rewarding retrospective," according to Lee Rosenbaum in the Wall Street Journal.  Artist and Visionary: William Matthew Prior Revealed is devoted solely to this American folk artist and includes more than 45 oil paintings spanning his career from 1824 to 1856.

"Prior completed many great portraits of very influential people in the 19th century, but many more of people whose names we would never know, ordinary men and women who formed the fabric of American society," explains Museum President and CEO, Dr. Paul S. D’Ambrosio.  "It's that process, the act of democratizing American portraiture, which makes William Matthew Prior so special and this exhibition so compelling."

Visitors can enjoy this exhibition and all others through December 30. Hours: Tuesday–Sunday from 10 am–4 pm. Closed Mondays and Christmas Day.

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Exhibition Press Releases
Publication Date: 
December 2012