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Grant to NYSHA Library Broadens Access to Historical Documents

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Todd Kenyon, Marketing and Public Relations
New York State Historical Association
Fenimore Art Museum / The Farmers’ Museum
Phone: (607) 547-1472 / E-mail: t.kenyon@nysha.org

Since the New York State Historical Association moved to Cooperstown in the 1940s, its Research Library has gathered hundreds of manuscript collections.  Most of them are stored in boxes, making access difficult for researchers, both professional and avocational. To begin to remedy this, the library was recently awarded a grant to make manuscripts spanning the 18th to the 21st centuries more accessible to researchers and the community by putting finding aids to the collections online. The manuscripts include business, personal, family, military, and agricultural records. 

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January 2013
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Food For Thought Cancelation Policy

Food for Thought Cancellation Policy: Registrants who cancel before noon on the Friday before the program will receive a full refund. Registrants who cancel after noon on the Friday before the program will not receive a refund unless the participant’s spot can be filled. If the Fenimore Art Museum cancels a program because of weather, insufficient registration, or any other reason, registrants receive a full refund.

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Family Fun Day: Treasure Hunt at the Fenimore

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1:00-4:00 pm
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April 20, 2013
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For Kids
Ages ('For Kids' only): 
4-12

Saturday, April 20, 1:00-4:00 pm

Enjoy an afternoon of games, hands-on art activities, and treasure hunts in the museum galleries. The Catskill Puppet Theater presents an enchanting play based on the life of the great Iroquois hero, Hiawatha.

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The Hudson River School: Nature and the American Vision

The Hudson River School: Nature and the American Vision
June 29 - September 29, 2013

This major exhibition highlights 19th century Hudson River School artists and explores landscape painting as a powerful narrative device that embodied ideas about nature and culture in a rapidly changing country. Works by Albert Bierstadt, Thomas Cole, Frederic Church, and others illuminate this self-consciously American landscape vision.

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Jasper Francis Cropsey (1823–1900), Sunset, Lake George, New York, 1867. Oil on canvas, 24 1/4 x 44 in. (61.6 x 111.8 cm). New-York Historical Society, The Robert L. Stuart Collection, S-126

The Wyeths: A Family Legacy

The Wyeths: A Family Legacy
May 25 - September 2, 2013

View the works of Howard Pyle and the Wyeth family – N.C., Andrew, and James, as well as Carolyn, Henriette and her husband Peter Hurd. The Wyeths have influenced each other’s techniques, media and subject matter and have taught each other back and forth across the generations. Inspired by teacher and illustrator Howard Pyle and informed by deep attachment to home and place, the works stand together to create a unique vision of American life.

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05/25/2013
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09/02/2013
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Andrew Wyeth (1917-2009), Mother Archie's Church, 1945, tempera on masonite, 25 x 48 in. (63.5 x 121.92 cm), The Addison Gallery of American Art, Phillips Academy, Andover, Massachusetts, museum purchase 1946.3 © Andrew Wyeth

American Masters: Thomas Cole to Grandma Moses

American Masters: Thomas Cole to Grandma Moses
October 19–December 29, 2013

American Masters: Thomas Cole to Grandma Moses presents a wide range of works from the Fenimore Art Museum's permanent collections. The exhibition reflects on iconic artists as well as some prominent sitters. Pieces from the fine art, folk art, and photographic collections are represented. The exhibition presents the finest pieces from these diverse collections in refreshing, thought-provoking juxtapositions.

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(Detail) Robert Fulton (1806) by Benjamin West (1728-1820). Oil on canvas, 46 x 38 x 3¼ in., Gift of Stephen C. Clark, N-218.1961. Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown, New York.

Splendidly Dressed: American Indian Robes & Regalia

Splendidly Dressed: American Indian Robes and Regalia
March 30–December 29, 2013

The dress of Native American people was, and remains, exceedingly varied in its expression and design. Splendidly Dressed: American Indian Robes and Regalia combines masterful examples of dress, footwear, headgear, jewelry and accessories from the Eugene and Clare Thaw Collection of American Indian Art.

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Belt. Probably Manitoba Ojibwa; ca. 1800; hide, trade cloth, wooden sticks, porcupine quills, glass beads, enameled metal buttons; 24.75"L x 2,25"W. The Eugene and Clare Thaw Collection of American Indian Art, Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown, New York.

Places in Passing: Contemporary Landscapes by Susan Jones Kenyon

Places in Passing: Contemporary Landscapes by Susan Jones Kenyon
March 30 - December 29, 2013

Experience the paintings of contemporary landscape artist Susan Jones Kenyon. Her atmospheric paintings capture the mystique of Cooperstown’s Otsego Lake and the surrounding region.

Visit the artist's website at SusanJonesKenyon.com

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Susan Jones Kenyon, Autumn (2012). Oil on linen, 36 x 48 in. Collection of the artist.

Forging Perfection: Masterworks from The Farmers’ Museum Blacksmith Shop

Forging Perfection: Masterworks from The Farmers’ Museum Blacksmith Shop
March 30 - December 29, 2013

This exhibition showcases artistic masterpieces of the highest quality produced by Farmers’ Museum’s blacksmiths over the past two decades. 

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Photo by Richard Walker

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