Lunch and Lecture Series Spotlights New Exhibitions

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Todd Kenyon, Marketing and Communications
New York State Historical Association
Fenimore Art Museum/The Farmers’ Museum
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August 2014

Food for Thought 
Wednesdays, 12:30-2:30 pm 

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. — 8/18/2014 — Interesting, knowledgeable speakers and new exhibitions draw visitors to the lunch-and-lecture series at the Fenimore Art Museum. Ample opportunity to explore the new exhibitions is paired with a generous, delicious luncheon with like-minded art lovers.
All Food for Thought programs are held on Wednesday from 12:30-2:30 pm at the Fenimore Art Museum. 
Food for Thought Schedule:
August 27: Untamed Spirits and Wild Companions: Animals in Native American Art
Appreciate how Native American artists celebrate animals as powerful companions on the journey through life. Join Eva Fognell on an exceptional tour of this exhibition of clothing, adornments, and other objects from the Eugene and Clare Thaw Collection of American Indian Art.
September 24: Dorothea Lange’s America
Lange’s empathetic images of migrant workers, suffering families, and tortured landscapes have seared the imagery of the Depression into America’s consciousness. Join Fenimore’s Director of Exhibitions, Michelle Murdock, for a discussion of Lange’s most celebrated photographs of that era, which have become icons in American cultural history.
October 15: Folk Art and American Modernism
Peer into the world of the first collectors of American folk art during the period of Modernism. View the exhibition Folk Art and American Modernism with Paul D’Ambrosio, Ph.D., President and CEO of the Fenimore Art Museum, to see how these insightful pioneers influenced the future of American art purely by the items they gathered and revered.
October 22: CGP Community Stories: Otsego Lake
Hear experiences and memories of Otsego Lake from oral histories collected by students in the Cooperstown Graduate Program (SUNY Oneonta). Join William Walker, Associate Professor of History, as he plays excerpts and leads a discussion on the importance of the lake, how it has changed us, and how we have changed it.
Lunch and lecture fee: $22 for NYSHA members, $25 non-members. Pre-registration is required. Please call (607) 547-1461. Register for three or more Food for Thought programs at once and receive a discounted price of $20 for NYSHA members or $23 non-members per program. Please call (607) 547-1461 if you have questions regarding pricing or cancellation policy.
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