Inspired Traditions: Selections from the Jane Katcher Collection of Americana

Rachel Ann Maria (Overbagh) Ostrander and Titus Ostrander Attributed to Ammi Phillips (1788–1868) Saugerties, New York, circa 1834–1835 Oil on canvas, 58 × 44 inches, original veneered frame

The artworks in this exhibition are from the private collection of Jane Katcher, one of the most prominent folk art collectors in America. The collection is comprised of objects largely from New England, New York, Pennsylvania and Virginia, and date from the mid 18th century through the mid 19th century. Included are portraits, sculpture, quilts, weathervanes, trade signs, furniture, baskets and Shaker objects.

This special exhibition will coincide with the publication of Expressions of Innocence and Eloquence, Selections from the Jane Katcher Collection of Americana, Vol. II. It forms a complement to Fenimore Art Museum’s collection of American folk art, which is also on view.