Fenimore

Fenimore Art Museum

American Folk Art

NYSHA's folk art collection is one of the nation's largest and finest. Begun with extensive gifts from Stephen C. Clark, the collection includes a variety of paintings, ship figureheads, quilts, weathervanes, trade signs, cigar-store figures, carvings, and decorated stoneware, all created by American folk artists. The oldest piece in the collection, a seven-foot-long panel on which Hudson River Valley painter John Heaton depicted the Martin Van Bergen farmstead in 1733, is considered to be among the first landscapes ever painted in this country.

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Peaceable Kingdom, 1825 - 1830. Edward Hicks, 1780-1849. Gift of Stephen C. Clark. Collection of the Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown, NY.
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Star of Bethlehem pattern Quilt, Ca. 1820. Member of the Owen Family. Museum Purchase. Collection of the Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown, NY.
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The Eugene and Clare Thaw Collection of American Indian Art

In 1995, the Fenimore Art Museum embarked upon a new era with the addition of a spectacular new American Indian Wing designed to house the extraordinary gift from Eugene and Clare Thaw of their collection of American Indian Art. The collection has continued to grow as new objects are added by the Thaws and other donors, and today numbers almost 850 objects.

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Blanket (T809); Osage, Oklahoma; ca. 1890; wool, silk ribbon, beads, thread; Collection of the Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown, New York. Gift of Eugene Victor Thaw Art Foundation.
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Rattle. Tlingit, Southeast Alaska; ca. 1830-1860. The Eugene and Clare Thaw Collection of American Indian Art.
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About Us | Jobs

The New York State Historical Association, its showcase Fenimore Art Museum and our affiliate, The Farmers’ Museum, offer a wide range of career opportunities for persons with a variety of experiences, skills and educational backgrounds. Working here is exciting, challenging and rewarding. 

To apply, send a completed Employment Application to Human Resources, PO Box 800, Cooperstown, NY 13326. (Note: Some job postings specify a different application process.)

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