Fenimore

Fenimore Art Museum

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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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.

Art Buzz: Reader’s Favorites from the Fenimore Art Museum Blog

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Fenimore

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.

start date: 
04/01/2011
end date: 
12/31/2011
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Frida Kahlo: Through the Lens of Nickolas Muray

Museum: 
Fenimore
April 1, 2011 - September 5, 2011
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start date: 
04/01/2011
end date: 
09/05/2011
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Nickolas Muray, 1892-1965 
American (b. Hungary) Frida on White Bench, New York 1939, Carbon process print

Travel Grants

For over 50 years The Farmers' Museum and the Fenimore Art Museum have been traditional stops for elementary schools across the state to learn about history, art and culture. With the challenges facing school budgets, it is becoming increasingly difficult for some schools to visit and learn from the Museums. We are pleased to offer School Travel Grants to assist with costs of transportation and/or admission for our school programs. Grants pay partial and total costs depending on location and need.

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NYSHA President Named To Chair American Association for State and Local History

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

Press Release Category: 
Recent Announcements
Publication Date: 
September 2010

Picturing Women: American Art from the Permanent Collections

Museum: 
Fenimore

The history of American art is replete with images of a great variety of
women from all backgrounds: First Ladies, savvy business owners, urban
sophisticates, and hardworking farm wives.

These images are distinct from mainstream European portraiture of the upper
class and aristocracy. The rise of the United States’ middle class created a

start date: 
09/24/2010
end date: 
12/30/2010
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