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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.    

Featured Exhibitions include:   

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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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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

Museum: 
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

Museum: 
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

Museum: 
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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04/01/2011
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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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