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Spellbound: The Metropolitan Opera’s Armide


Renée Fleming, Title Role Armida. Photographer Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera, courtesy of the Metropolitan Opera Archives

March 31–August 26, 2012

Spellbound brings the flavor of the Met’s productions to the Fenimore through costumes, jewelry, watercolor drawings, video, and photographs, including the costume worn by Renee Fleming.

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Reclaiming Gettysburg: Kevin Gray’s Modern Tintypes

 


Toward Warfield Ridge, 2011.  Kevin Gray. modern tintype, 12” x 25”

March 31–August 5, 2012
 

Reclaiming Gettysburg conveys a rich sense of nostalgia for a treasured and alluring American past.  Gray’s tintype montages express his individual perspective of Gettysburg history using a modernized version of a photographic technique popularized and perfected during the Civil War.

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To Great Acclaim: Homecoming of the Thaw Collection of American Indian Art

 

March 31–December 30, 2012

Revealing the extraordinary range of art produced by Native American cultures, To Great Acclaim surveys the extraordinary achievements of North America’s first artists in more than 100 objects of transcendent beauty, including ritual objects, ceremonial clothing, pottery, and basketry.

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Heavenly Aida: Highlights from The Metropolitan Opera

 


Leontyne Price, Title Role Aida. January 3, 1985.  Leontyne Price’s farewell performance.
Photographer: James Heffernan, courtesy of the Metropolitan Opera Archives

March 31–August 26, 2012

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Artist & Visionary: William Matthew Prior Revealed


William Matthew Prior, The Artist as a Young Man: A Self Portrait, William Matthew Prior (1806-1873), 1825.  Oil on canvas, 23.5 x 19.5 in.  Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown, New York

May 26–December 30, 2012

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American Impressionism: Paintings of Light and Life

 


(Detail) Child in Sunlight, 1915, Willard Leroy Metcalf (1858-1925), oil on canvas, 25 1/8 x 21 in.
Florence Griswold Museum

Website landing page: (Detail)  Provincetown, 1900, Childe Hassam (1859-1935), oil on canvas,
24 1/8 x 22 1/8 in., Arkell Museum Collection, Gift of Bartlett Arkell

May 26–September 16, 2012

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Professional Programs

The Otsego Institute for Native American Art History

Materials and Materiality in Native North American Art History

May 18-21, 2015

This four-day workshop for graduate students and junior professionals is sponsored by the Otsego Institute for Native American Art History in cooperation with the Fenimore Art Museum.

Applications are now available. Application deadline: January 15, 2015

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