COOPERSTOWN, NY (12/13/13) — The Fenimore Art Museum in Cooperstown will receive $74,000 from New York State to develop its 2014 summer exhibition season.
The award, announced Wednesday through Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s Regional Economic Development Council initiative, will fund a collaboration with the Arkell Museum at Canajoharie to produce the museum's summer highlight exhibition Winslow Homer: The Nature and Rhythm of Life (June 6–August 24, 2014). This exhibition and supporting programs will engage the visiting public with excellent art that is otherwise rarely accessible.
"We are thrilled to be included in this round of REDC awards. These additional funds will allow us to go above and beyond what we could normally achieve, which in turn attracts more visitors to the museum and increases tourism spending in the area," remarked Dr. Paul S. D'Ambrosio, President and CEO of the New York State Historical Association and the Fenimore Art Museum.
Cuomo, who created the Regional Economic Development Council initiative in 2011, said the program has redesigned the state’s economic development efforts from a top-down model to a community-based, performance-driven approach.
Nearly $716 million was awarded statewide Wednesday.
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