Fenimore

Fenimore Art Museum

Fine Art from the Permanent Collection

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Fenimore

During the second quarter of the nineteenth century, American artists developed a strong interest in genre painting, or scenes and events from everyday life. Prior to this time, the vast majority of paintings were portraits of the mercantile, social, and political leaders of the country. Genre painting allowed American artists to express their cultural ideals as distinct from those of Europe, as they consistently emphasized the values of personal and economic liberty and individual entrepreneurship.

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Fine Art from the Permanent Collection
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Visit Fenimore and experience master works from our private collection.

start date: 
05/22/2009
end date: 
12/30/2009
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ongoing
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Caption 1: 
Village Post Office, 1873. Thomas Waterman Wood (1823 - 1903) Oil on canvas. Gift of Stephen Clark
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Eel Spearing, 1845. William Sidney Mount (1807-1868). Gift of Stephen C. Clark. Collection of the Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown, NY.
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America's Rome: Artists in the Eternal City, 1800-1900, May 23, 2009 - December 31, 2009, Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown, NY

The Coopers of Cooperstown

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Fenimore

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Museum Houses Cooper Memorabilia
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The Cooper name has been tied to the Otsego Lake region for more than ten generations. It is here that a special bond united a family with the land, prompting a vision that inspired a great American literary tradition and fostered the growth of a small village and its surrounding environs. Lake Otsego and its surrounding landscape continue to be animated by the same spirit that enamored the Cooper family.

start date: 
03/31/2008
end date: 
12/30/2008
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ongoing
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(Detail) William Cooper, ca. 1795. Gilbert Stuart (1755-1828). Gift of Dr. Henry S.F. Cooper. Collection of the Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown, NY.

Treasures from The Frederic Remington Art Museum

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Fenimore
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Visions of the American West

A century ago, Frederic Remington was the busiest artist in America. He researched his subjects in books, in the field, and through personal correspondence. He taught himself color theory to overcome the limitations of working in black and white and investigated the science of casting to perfect his sculptures.

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start date: 
05/25/2007
end date: 
09/03/2007
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finite
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Buffalo Hunter Spitting a Bullet Into a Gun, 1892 (detail). Watercolor on Paper. Frederic Remington Art Museum, Ogdensburg, NY.

Folk Art on Fire

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Fenimore

The art in this exhibition celebrates the camaraderie and bravery of 19th-century American firefighters through the folk art of the time. Fire companies were eager to celebrate their value to their communities by embellishing their everyday gear and ceremonial dress, and by commissioning noble portraits of firefighting heroes. Hats, buckets, banners, clothing and even the fire engines were elaborately decorated for public celebrations such as parades, ceremonies and competitions.

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The art in this exhibition celebrates the camaraderie and bravery of 19th-century American firefighters through the folk art of the time.

start date: 
03/31/2007
end date: 
12/29/2007
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finite
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Irad Ferry Fire Company Fireman Figure, ca. 1840-1885. J.C. May (dates unknown). New Orleans, LA. The Collection of the Mercer Museum of the Bucks County Historical Society.

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