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FENIMORE ART MUSEUM TO OFFER ART EXPLORERS PROGRAM FOR CHILDREN AGES 3-5

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Cooperstown, N.Y.—The Fenimore Art Museum is pleased to offer Art Explorers Spring Art Programs beginning April 1 and continuing every other Wednesday from 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm through May 27, 2009.

Art Explorers is a special series of classes designed for parents and their children ages 3 to 5.  Both will participate in the classes together where they will be able to explore the museum’s fascinating collections and learn about art through a variety of interactive projects.

Art Explorers is an opportunity for our youngest museum visitors to enjoy the collections at The Fenimore Art Museum and take part in a project they can bring home.

Class Schedule:
Shape Search: Wednesday, April 1 (3 – 4 pm)
Touch and Learn: Wednesday, April 15 (3 – 4 pm)
Playing with Paper: Wednesday, April 29 (3 – 4 pm)
Pleasing Patterns: Wednesday, May 13 (3 – 4 pm)
Everyday Art: Wednesday, May 27 (3 – 4 pm)

This program is free for NYSHA members and $3.00 per child for non-members or $5.00 for the entire family.  Reservations are recommended.  For more information or to register for a class, please call (607) 547-1410.
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About Fenimore Art Museum

One of the nation’s premier art institutions, the Fenimore Art Museum is home to an exceptionally rich collection of American folk art and American Indian art as well as important holdings in American decorative arts, photography, and twentieth-century art. Founded in 1945 in Cooperstown, New York, the museum is part of the New York State Historical Association (NYSHA), founded in 1899. The museum’s renowned Eugene and Clare Thaw Collection, housed in the American Indian Wing, is a masterpiece collection of more than 800 art objects, representing a broad scope of North American cultures. The collections of American folk and fine art include seminal works by Grandma Moses, Gilbert Stuart, Thomas Cole, William Sidney Mount, and Benjamin West. The museum offers a range of interactive educational programming for children, families, and adults, including lectures and workshops for museum visitors and distance learning instruction for classrooms nationwide. The museum further explores and examines our cultural history by organizing and hosting nationally touring art and history exhibitions, including Grandma Moses: Grandmother to the Nation; Treasures from Olana: The Landscapes of Frederic Edwin Church; A Deaf Artist in Early America: The Worlds of John Brewster, Jr.; and Ralph Fasanella’s America.

The Fenimore Art Museum is located on 5798 State Hwy. 80, Lake Road, in Cooperstown. The museum’s Fenimore Café, overlooking beautiful Otsego Lake, features wonderful views and a tranquil setting amid the terraced gardens. The Museum Shop offers fine jewelry, art reproductions, and a wide selection of publications on folk art, history, and Native American art. Museum admission is $11 for adults, $9.50 for visitors age 65 and over, and $5 for children age 7 to 12; children 6 and under and NYSHA members are admitted free. Reduced price combination admission tickets that include The Farmers’ Museum and The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum are also available. The museum is open from April 1 through December 31; closed January through March, except for special events and school groups. For museum hours or general information, please call 1-888-547-1450 or visit www.fenimoreartmuseum.org.

 

 

For more information or images, please contact:
Todd Kenyon, Public Relations
New York State Historical Association
Fenimore Art Museum/The Farmers’ Museum
Phone: (607) 547-1472 / E-mail: t.kenyon@nysha.org

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March 2009
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Walker Evans: Carbon and Silver

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Fenimore

In Walker Evans: Carbon and Silver, exhibition curator John T. Hill presents a new perspective on this work by comparing gelatin silver contact prints with contemporary ink-jet prints made from digital files. The enlarged prints reveal intricate details less accessible in the earlier versions of the images, including gelatin silver prints, books and magazines.

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07/17/2009
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12/30/2009
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Caption 1: 
Sharecropper’s family, Hale County, Alabama, 1935
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Alabama Cotton Tenant Farmer’s Wife (Allie Mae Burroughs), 1936

Our Stories Made Visible: Two Mohawk Women Artists, Katsitsionni Fox and Shelley Niro

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Fenimore

Katsitsionni Fox and Shelley Niro have created art to help define the state of Indigenous people in North America, the spirituality of our Indian Way of Life and the resilience of our people. Their perspective is firmly rooted in their own Haudenosaunee cultural traditions that they have examined visually. Haudenosaunee women have a very specific set of personal responsibilities that have been recognized since the dawn of Creation.

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03/31/2009
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07/04/2009
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Skywoman 2 by Shelley Niro
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Skywoman’s Daughter by Katsitsionni Fox

American Photography: Recent Acquisitions

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Fenimore

Fenimore Art Museum has been actively collecting photographs by contemporary artists since 1998. Each new work enriches the Museum’s photographic collection by adding to the evolution of photographic techniques and subject matter from the dawn of photography to the present day. 

 

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03/31/2009
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08/01/2009
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Detail: Children Swinging on Trees at the Lake, 1995. Bruce Davidson (born 1933). Museum Purchase, N0002.2000.

American Treasures from the Permanent Collections

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Fenimore

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.

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03/31/2009
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05/05/2009
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Detail: Haying, 1882. Theodore Robinson, (1852-1896). oil on canvas. Gift of Stephen C. Clark.

Fenimore Art Museum to offer Virtual Vacations programs for Children

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COOPERSTOWN, N.Y.— Fenimore Art Museum announces two Virtual Vacation programs taking place Saturday, January 24th and Saturday, January 31st from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. These exciting programs use the museum’s videoconferencing technology to bring a unique, interactive experience to children ages 5 through 8.

Saturday, January 24th:  Anansi the Spider: West African Folktale  (Center for Puppetry Arts - Atlanta, GA).  Learn about folklore, hear stories from West Africa, and construct a shadow puppet

Saturday, January 31st:  Catch Me If You Can (Life Science Education Center at Marian College - Indianapolis, IN) explores how some of nature's most amazing creatures protect themselves - explaining questions such as why some animals have scales, stripes, stingers, or spines.

These one-hour distance learning programs are followed up with a special take-home craft.  Children will be instructed by staff from the Fenimore Art Museum.

Workshop cost: $15 per child (non-members)/$12 per child for members of the New York State Historical Association.  Reservations are required; please call 607-547-1414.

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For more information or images, please contact:
Todd Kenyon, Public Relations
New York State Historical Association
Fenimore Art Museum/The Farmers’ Museum
Phone: (607) 547-1472 / E-mail: t.kenyon@nysha.org
 

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January 2009
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New Additions / New Perspectives: American Indian Art

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Fenimore

In 1995, Eugene and Clare Thaw chose the New York State Historical Association to house their extraordinary collection of American Indian Art. The collection now numbers over 855 objects and continues to grow in number as well as artistic, geographic and chronological scope. The collection also includes objects generously given by other donors. 

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03/31/2009
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12/30/2009
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Cradle Cover Panel, ca. 1800-1825; Eastern Sioux (Dakota); Hide, porcupine quill, birch bark, metal cones; T0847

America's Rome: Artists in the Eternal City, 1800-1900

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Fenimore

Fenimore Art Museum presents the first major exhibition on the topic of American artists’ depictions of 19th century Rome. It brings together the most influential artists of the period, placing them within the timeless backdrop of the Eternal City and its ancient surroundings.  View over 100 works by celebrated artists including Thomas Cole, Albert Bierstadt, Childe Hassam, George Inness, Thomas Hicks, Jasper Francis Cropsey, John Kensett and others.

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The New York Times and Wall Street Journal review America's Rome
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Read what the New York Times and Wall Street Journal say about our landmark exhibition.  More reasons to visit and tell your friends!

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05/22/2009
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12/30/2009
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Roman Campagna, 1858, by George Inness. New Britain Museum of American Art.
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Interior of the Colosseum, Rome, 1832, by Thomas Cole. Albany Institute of History and Art.

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