This catalogue focuses on endeavors that rose to the level of art and form a body of work that is significant in the history of American art. It also explores the history of private female education in the United States and the key role of women educators in the growth of this country's educational system. The bulk of the material dates between the Revolution and the outbreak of the Civil War, although a few choice pieces predate independence.
Fenimore Art Museum
This year’s symposium features leading scholars and experts in folk art presenting talks on the themes and ideas explored in the museum’s new fall exhibition The Instruction of Young Ladies: Arts from Private Girls’ Schools and Academies in Early America, part of the Jane Katcher Americana Series. The symposium is free and open to the public. (October 1)
Participants in this special workshop will be led step-by-step through the process of creating authentic 19th century wet-plate tintypes. Limited number of spaces. (Saturday, October 22 • 10:00 am-4:00pm)
Food for Thought: The Instruction of Young Ladies: Arts from Private Girls’ Schools and Academies in Early America
October 19, 2016 • 12:30-2:30 pm
Join Paul D'Ambrosio, President and CEO, as he discusses the new The Instruction of Young Ladies: Arts from Private Girls’ Schools and Academies in Early Americaexhibition.
Painting on Sunday Afternoons
with artist Susan Jones Kenyon
Beginning October 16 (4 sessions)
Sundays, 1:00 - 4:00 pm through November 6
Location: Study Center
Join SJK for a (4) week workshop painting on Sunday afternoons. Some prior painting experience is recommended as students will be working on larger format canvases.
Cost - $295 includes paint, brushes and (2) large canvases.
The Fenimore marks the 212th anniversary of one of the most infamous duels in history with this new exhibit focusing on the letters between Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr that led to the tragic confrontation. Many of these original documents from the museum's collection are now on view.
Exhibition: Hamilton’s Final Act
July 8 – December 31, 2016
Bastille Day Celebration
Thursday, July 14, 2:00-4:00 pm
(Event will move inside in case of rain.)
We are giving one lucky winner the opportunity to WIN a prize package that includes tickets to Fenimore Art Museum, The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, and more! How do you enter? Simply upload to Facebook a photo you took that you feel was inspired by the photography style of Ansel Adams. Make sure you tag Fenimore Art Museum in the post and use the hashtag #MyAnselAdams so we can find it!