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Dr. Paul D’Ambrosio Elected President and Chief Executive Officer of The Farmers’ Museum, Inc. and the New York State Historical Association

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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

 

Succeeds D. Stephen Elliott who is the new Chief Executive at The Minnesota Historical Society

Cooperstown, NY (March 28, 2011) The election of Dr. Paul D’Ambrosio as President of The Farmers’ Museum/New York State Historical Association was announced today by Jane Forbes Clark, Chairman of The Farmers’ Museum, Inc. and Dr. Douglas E. Evelyn, Chairman of The New York State Historical Association, effective April 1, 2011.

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March 2011

Fenimore Art Museum Announces 2011 Exhibition Season

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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

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (01/11/2011) — Building off the critically-acclaimed and popular success of the 2010 season, the Fenimore Art Museum announced today its exhibition schedule for 2011, reopening April 1st.  The Museum will feature several exhibitions themed around 20th century American art, along with two major showcases of classic Americana.  The 2011 season marks the first appearance of noted artists such as Jackson Pollock and Edward Hopper at the Museum.    

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January 2011
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Inspired Traditions: Selections from the Jane Katcher Collection of Americana

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Fenimore

The artworks in this exhibition are from the private collection of Jane Katcher, one of the most prominent folk art collectors in America. The collection is comprised of objects largely from New England, New York, Pennsylvania and Virginia, and date from the mid 18th century through the mid 19th century. Included are portraits, sculpture, quilts, weathervanes, trade signs, furniture, baskets and Shaker objects.

start date: 
10/01/2011
end date: 
12/31/2011
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Caption 1: 
Rachel Ann Maria (Overbagh) Ostrander and Titus Ostrander Attributed to Ammi Phillips (1788–1868) Saugerties, New York, circa 1834–1835 Oil on canvas, 58 × 44 inches, original veneered frame

Unfolding Stories: Culture and Tradition in American Quilts

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Fenimore

Organized by renowned quilt scholar Jacqueline M. Atkins, the Fenimore Art Museum for the first time in over 10 years will display selections from its large collection of quilts. The exhibition will address themes of diversity, ethnicity and culture. Also included are the three award-winning quilts from the 2010 New York State of Mind Quilt Show.

Sponsored by Fenimore Asset Management

start date: 
09/24/2011
end date: 
12/31/2011
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Caption 1: 
Quilt, Eagle and Stars Center Medallion, Martha Randall Chesebrough, cotton and chintz, pieced and appliqué, ca. 1808, 99” x 93”. (N-35.97)

Prendergast to Pollock: American Modernism from the Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute

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Fenimore

The exhibition Prendergast to Pollock: American Modernism from the Munson-Williams Proctor Arts Institute features drawings and paintings from Edward Wales Root’s personal collection of American art.

The exhibition showcases key works from every major artist from the first half of the twentieth century and displays the radical and visual transformation of art in that period.  This dynamic exhibition features 35 masterpieces of modern art by such celebrated American artists Willem de Kooning, Jackson Pollock, and Mark Rothko. 

start date: 
05/28/2011
end date: 
09/18/2011
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Jackson Pollock. Number 34, 1949, 1949. Enamel on paper mounted on masonite. 22 x 30-1/2 in. Edward W. Root Bequest. 57.206. Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute, Utica, NY, U.S.A.

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