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Fenimore Art Museum

To Great Acclaim: Homecoming of the Thaw Collection of American Indian Art

 

March 31–December 30, 2012

Revealing the extraordinary range of art produced by Native American cultures, To Great Acclaim surveys the extraordinary achievements of North America’s first artists in more than 100 objects of transcendent beauty, including ritual objects, ceremonial clothing, pottery, and basketry.

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Heavenly Aida: Highlights from The Metropolitan Opera

 


Leontyne Price, Title Role Aida. January 3, 1985.  Leontyne Price’s farewell performance.
Photographer: James Heffernan, courtesy of the Metropolitan Opera Archives

March 31–August 26, 2012

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Artist & Visionary: William Matthew Prior Revealed


William Matthew Prior, The Artist as a Young Man: A Self Portrait, William Matthew Prior (1806-1873), 1825.  Oil on canvas, 23.5 x 19.5 in.  Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown, New York

May 26–December 30, 2012

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American Impressionism: Paintings of Light and Life

 


(Detail) Child in Sunlight, 1915, Willard Leroy Metcalf (1858-1925), oil on canvas, 25 1/8 x 21 in.
Florence Griswold Museum

Website landing page: (Detail)  Provincetown, 1900, Childe Hassam (1859-1935), oil on canvas,
24 1/8 x 22 1/8 in., Arkell Museum Collection, Gift of Bartlett Arkell

May 26–September 16, 2012

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Professional Programs

 

Upcoming Institute:
Beyond Hybridity: Modelling Intercultural Histories and Material Worlds in Native North America
An intensive four-day workshop on Native American art for graduate students and junior professionals, sponsored by the Otsego Institute for Native American Art History, in cooperation with Fenimore Art Museum.
May 21-26, 2017

More information here

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Meanings of the Mask

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2nd to 5th

Grade Level: 2nd to 5th
School Program Type: Workshop
Duration: 2 hours

Tour the Thaw Gallery of American Indian Art and learn about the masks of Yup’ik culture of the Alaskan tundra in one of our popular programs. Students will learn how celebration and tradition was important to the survival of native cultures. Students will then create masks of their own to take home.

This workshop is also available as a Distance Learning Program.

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Natural Neighbors

Grade Level: 
pre-K to 1st

Grade Level: pre-K to 1st
School Program Type: workshop
Duration: 2 hours

Experience how the Haudenosaunee lived by visiting the Mohawk Bark House. Through an interactive story and art project, students will discover the importance of animals to this Native American culture.

New York State Learning Standards
Social Studies Standard 1, 4
The Arts Standard 4

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8th Contemporary Iroquois Art Biennial: 4 Artists Under 30

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The exhibition will feature the work of four young women from the Haudenosaunee, or Iroquois, Confederacy: Lauren Jimerson (Seneca); Awenheeyoh Powless (Onondaga); Leah Shenandoah (Oneida); and Natasha Smoke Santiago (Mohawk).  The exhibition was organized by guest curator G. Peter Jemison and will be on view through December 31, 2011.

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Pastel on paper by Haudenosaunee artist Lauren Jimerson

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