Fenimore

Fenimore Art Museum

Natural Neighbors

Grade Level: 
pre-K to 1st

Grade Level: pre-K to 1st
School Program Type: workshop
Duration: 2 hours

Experience how the Haudenosaunee lived by visiting the Mohawk Bark House. Through an interactive story and art project, students will discover the importance of animals to this Native American culture.

New York State Learning Standards
Social Studies Standard 1, 4
The Arts Standard 4

School Program Type: 
workshop
Duration: 
2 hours
On or off site (for workshops): 
On-site
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8th Contemporary Iroquois Art Biennial: 4 Artists Under 30

Museum: 
Fenimore

The exhibition will feature the work of four young women from the Haudenosaunee, or Iroquois, Confederacy: Lauren Jimerson (Seneca); Awenheeyoh Powless (Onondaga); Leah Shenandoah (Oneida); and Natasha Smoke Santiago (Mohawk).  The exhibition was organized by guest curator G. Peter Jemison and will be on view through December 31, 2011.

start date: 
08/27/2011
end date: 
12/31/2011
Exhibition Type: 
finite
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Images
Caption 1: 
Pastel on paper by Haudenosaunee artist Lauren Jimerson

The Farmers’ Museum and the New York State Historical Association Statement on Hydrofracking

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The Board of Directors of The Farmers’ Museum and the Board of Trustees of the New York State Historical Association share grave concerns about the consequences of hydrofracking for the long-term safety of the local water supply, public health, the irreplaceable historic landscape and natural beauty of this region, and our regional economy.  Located on the pristine shores of Otsego Lake at the headwaters of the Susquehanna River, these organizations recognize the importance of safeguarding the distinctive qualities of the area.

For over 70 years The Farmers’ Museum and the New York State Historical Association and its showcase Fenimore Art Museum have drawn tens of thousands of visitors annually to Otsego County from all parts of the United States and internationally.  Those visitors have consistently rated the serenity and beauty of the region as a major attraction of their visit. The natural gas industry’s use of hydrofracking practices endangers the very qualities that attract people to Central New York. Hydrofracking threatens not only to produce environmental damage and a blighted landscape, but also a negative perception of the region in the minds of potential visitors.  If people choose to travel to other destinations unspoiled by the natural gas industry, the resulting decline in tourism would seriously harm the museums and our local economy, which depends on tourism to support area businesses and produce essential revenue for our town, county, and state. 

As museums our mission is the preservation of our heritage into the future.  We understand that conscientious stewardship of the land is critical to the future of our institutions and our community, and we believe that a more complete understanding of the long-term impact of gas exploration and extraction in our region is needed. We wholeheartedly support the efforts of our local officials to research and, with abundant caution, act in order to preserve our area's precious environment and its long-term economic well-being. 

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

Press Release Category: 
Recent Announcements
Publication Date: 
March 2011

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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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

 

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.

Press Release Category: 
Recent Announcements
Publication Date: 
March 2011

Fenimore Art Museum Announces 2011 Exhibition Season

Press Release 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

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:   

Press Release Category: 
Exhibition Press Releases
Publication Date: 
January 2011
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