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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.
Featured Exhibitions include:
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.
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
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.
Art Buzz: Reader’s Favorites from the Fenimore Art Museum Blog is the second blog-curated exhibition organized by The Fenimore Art Museum - comprised of exceptional folk art objects from the Museum's collection, chosen by the readers of our folk art blog - American Folk Art @ Cooperstown.
(This exhibition will return in the fall of 2011 from October 1 - December 31)