American Treasures from the Permanent Collections

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Detail: Haying, 1882. Theodore Robinson, (1852-1896). oil on canvas. Gift of Stephen C. Clark.

Fenimore Art Museum has superb holdings in American folk art and American Indian art that span the entire North American continent. The portrait, genre, and landscape painting collection encompasses works that are considered among the very best examples of American art.  The photography collection includes over 120,000 examples with very important holdings of both professional and amateur photographers from the 19th century. The Museum also has a great deal of material associated with James Fenimore Cooper, Cooperstown’s most famous native son, and his family. This includes furniture, portraits and paintings, personal effects and books owned by Cooper, as well as manuscripts and first editions of his writings. American Treasures from the Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown, New York showcases outstanding examples of American fine art, folk art, and American Indian art and highlights the Museum’s role as an important steward of America’s cultural legacy.