Folk Art and American Modernism

Liberty and Washington, 1800-1810. By an Unidentified Artist, oil on canvas, H: 73" x W; 43 7/8", N0525.1948. Gift of Stephen C. Clark, Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown, New York. Photograph by Richard Walker.

September 18–December 31, 2014

Folk Art and American Modernism peers into the world of the first collectors of American folk art during the period of Modernism and explores the connection between the collectors and the pieces they collected. See how these insightful pioneers influenced the future of American art purely by the items they gathered and revered.

Learn about a symposium based on this exhibition: The Annual Cooperstown Americana Symposium

Take an up-close tour of this exhibition with Paul D'Ambrosio, President and CEO, during Food for Thought on October 15.