Fenimore

Fenimore Art Museum

Statesmen, Heroes, Soldiers, Spies: Lifemasks of Celebrated Americans

Museum: 
Fenimore

start date: 
01/01/2011
end date: 
12/31/2016
Exhibition Type: 
traveling
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Venues OPEN

Images
Caption 1: 
Bust of Thomas Jefferson, by John H. I. Browere. Third President of the United States, Age 82. Cast October 15, 1825, at Monticello, Virginia. Gift of Stephen C. Clark. Collection of the Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown, N.Y.

The Flower of Youth: 19th Century Portraits of Children

Museum: 
Fenimore

Attitudes toward childhood changed radically in 19th-century America. Whereas in the 17th century the Puritan conception of the child was of a miniature adult beset by innate evil, societal attitudes gradually underwent a positive evolution. Under the influence of the European Enlightenment and the American Revolution, a new appreciation of childhood emerged and flourished. A belief in the innocence of youth supplanted earlier prejudices, and an interest in child development became a predominant issue of American popular debate.

start date: 
03/31/2006
end date: 
12/30/2006
Exhibition Type: 
finite
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Images
Caption 1: 
Picking Flowers, ca. 1845. Attributed to Samuel Miller (ca. 1870-1853). Gift of Stephen C. Clark. Collection of the Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown, N.Y.

America's Ancient Past: Art of the Mounds and Canyon People

Museum: 
Fenimore

In the Southwest United States, pottery-making began about two thousand years ago and became a powerful form of expression. Women created a wide range of hand-coiled vessels including serving dishes and storage vessels for water, food, and seeds. Pottery was painted with imagery inspired by the everyday world and the cosmos. Southwest pottery making has remained vibrant to the present day.

start date: 
03/31/2007
end date: 
12/29/2007
Exhibition Type: 
finite
Site: 
Images
Caption 1: 
Sikyatki Bowl, 1450-1500 A.D. Northeastern Arizona. The Eugene and Clare Thaw Collection of American Indian Art.
Caption 2: 
Human Head Effigy Vessel, A.D. 1300-1500. Parkin Site, Arkansas. The Eugene and Clare Thaw Collection of American Indian Art.

Glories of the Landscape: The Hudson River School

Museum: 
Fenimore

Between 1825 and 1875 a distinctive style of landscape painting emerged that all but replaced portraiture as the premier focus of painting in the United States. The group of artists who adopted this style is now loosely-termed as the Hudson River School. The scenery of New England and upstate New York was their earliest subject matter.

start date: 
03/31/2006
end date: 
12/30/2006
Exhibition Type: 
finite
Site: 
Images
Caption 1: 
Hudson River Looking Toward the Catskills, 1847. Asher Brown Durand (1796-1886). Gift of Stephen C. Clark. Collection of the Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown, N.Y.
Caption 2: 
Cooperstown from Three Mile Point, ca. 1855. Louis Remy Mignot (1831-1870) and Julius Gollmann (active 1852-d. 1898). Bequest of William Festus Morgan. Collection of the Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown, N.Y.

Through the Eyes of Others: African-Americans in American Art

The images of African Americans at Fenimore Art Museum offer insights into the ways that Americans in the past viewed one another; how artistic representations of black people created and reinforced popular attitudes; and how these attitudes continue to affect us today. This is not simply a story for African Americans, but for all of us, because the issues represented in this exhibition—identity, self-portrayal, survival, resistance, and stereotyping—are issues that relate to each individual who has ever wondered about their own identity and to every group that has entered this country.

start date: 
01/14/2009
end date: 
01/31/2010
Exhibition Type: 
traveling
Site: 
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Venue 1

Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown, N.Y.

Venues 2-5

OPEN

Images
Caption 1: 
Black Child, ca. 1820. Philip Thomas Cole Tilyard (1787-1827). Gift of Stephen C. Clark. Collection of the Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown, NY.
Caption 2: 
Kept In, 1889. Edward Lamson Henry (1841-1919). Gift of Stephen C. Clark. Collection of the Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown, N.Y.

Through the Eyes of Others: African Americans and Identity in American Art

Museum: 
Fenimore

The images of African Americans at the Fenimore Art Museum offer insights into the ways that Americans in the past viewed one another; how artistic representations of black people created and reinforced popular attitudes; and how these attitudes continue to affect us today.

start date: 
08/22/2008
end date: 
12/30/2008
Exhibition Type: 
finite
Site: 
Images
Caption 1: 
Black Child, ca. 1820. Philip Thomas Cole Tilyard (1787-1827). Gift of Stephen C. Clark. Collection of the Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown, NY.
Caption 2: 
The Problem We All Live With (Artist’s Proof), 1964. Rockwell, Norman. Norman Rockwell Museum.

The 6th Contemporary Iroquois Art Biennial Featuring Peter B. Jones and George Longfish

Museum: 
Fenimore

This exhibition will feature ceramic pots by Peter B. Jones and collages by George Longfish. Both are contemporary Iroquois artists.

Guest Curator G. Peter Jemison (Seneca) is the Site Manager for Ganondagan State Historic Site in Victor, New York, the location of a seventeenth-century Seneca town.

start date: 
09/21/2007
end date: 
12/29/2007
Exhibition Type: 
finite
Site: 
Images
Caption 1: 
Untitled, 2005. Peter B. Jones. Collection of the Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown, NY.

Panoramas of Pride: 19th Century Bird's Eye Views of New York State

Museum: 
Fenimore

This selection of New York state bird’s-eye views dates from the 1850s to 1890. During the second half of the 19th century, especially after the Civil War, the most common type of city view was drawn from an imaginary perspective high in the air. Bird’s-eye views appealed to local pride and the desire to promote one’s community. After the Civil War, firms specializing in bird’s-eye views employed itinerant artists to travel the country to make illustrations of large cities and small towns alike.

start date: 
03/31/2007
end date: 
12/29/2007
Exhibition Type: 
finite
Site: 
Images
Caption 1: 
Cooperstown, New York, 1862. M. Dev. Martin, artist and lithographer. Lewis & Goodwin, Albany, New York, publishers. Gift of Mrs. Morgan Henry, N0040.1964

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