Fenimore Art Museum
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)
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.
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