Virtual Folk: A Blog Readers' Choice is an exhibition of exceptional folk art objects from the Museum's collection, chosen by the readers of our folk art blog - American Folk Art @ Cooperstown.
Fenimore Art Museum
Celebrating the first 50 years of Magnum Photos, the world's most renowned photographer-owned photographic agency, In Our Time: The World as Seen by Magnum Photographers represents 60 photographers. From images by George Rodger, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Robert Capa, and David Seymour to contemporary photographers, including Sebastio Salgado, Chris Steele--kins, and James Nachtwey, these 150 images have helped to create a vivid record of momentous events throughout the world.
The Fenimore Art Museum presents the first major exhibition on the topic of portraits of women by the well-known American artist John Singer Sargent (1856-1925). The exhibition explores Sargent’s range of styles and depth of characterization in his portraits of society women, as well as his fascination with exotic working-class women of Venice and Capri.
The Fenimore Art Museum is proud to present the first museum exhibition devoted exclusively to portraits of women by American artist John Singer Sargent (1856-1925). "John Singer Sargent: Portraits in Praise of Women breaks new ground in several ways," commented Dr. Paul S. D'Ambrosio, Vice President and Chief Curator and exhibition organizer. "It is the first exhibition to directly compare the varied attributes of the women Sargent portrayed and the visual strategies employed by the artist to communicate those characteristics.
March 31–December 30, 2010
Michele Harvey spends most of the year in her summer studio in upstate New York. A longtime gallery artist, Harvey’s signature triptych formats often include quiet roads or paths framing a central scene that provides one with the sense of simultaneously entering and leaving her misted landscapes. The union of the darker colors of the trees and the distinct light of the vaporous sky create a calming rhythm that draws the viewer into a mysterious world where time appears to stand still.
Cooperstown, N.Y. (10/22/2009) — On Saturday, November 7, the Fenimore Art Museum will launch the first annual “Night at Our Museum,” a celebration of the arts - for families. It will be an evening of “after-hours” family fun at the art museum. Activities get underway at 7:00 p.m. and include live music, participatory art experiences, tours with costumed guides, food tastings, and movie shorts. This event is designed for parents, grandparents and children of the Cooperstown area. It is intended to bring arts organizations together to instill community spirit, to inspire art appreciation among youth, and to help parents become more comfortable sharing art experiences with their children.
A highlight of the evening will be the performance of Uncle Rock, a.k.a. Robert Burke Warren, who bridges the gap between adult and children’s music with his high-energy tunes and family-fun lyrics. His shows bring out the “rocker” in audiences of all ages and inspire folks young and old to dance, laugh and smile.
Visitors can also partake in special tours of the museum's current exhibitions, each theatrically presented by costumed actors who will make the art “come alive” for children in a most entertaining way. These highly imaginative tours will run through the evening.
An array of hands-on art stations will be scattered throughout the museum offering a range of art experiences for different ages. The following organizational partners will provide interactive experiences: Cooperstown Parent Teacher Organization, National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, The Clark Sport Center, Smithy-Pioneer Gallery, Inc., Cooperstown Art Association, The Brookwood School, and Paperkite Creative.
Additionally, business partners will offer fun interactive experiences, tastings, and showcase their products. Participants include Barnyard Swing, Cooperstown Cookie Company, Savor New York, Davidson’s Jewelry and Augur’s Book Store, and Cooperstown Book Nook.
This event promises to be a wonderful way to bring Cooperstown families together to enjoy each other in the lovely setting of the Fenimore Art Museum. Cost: Adults: $5.00; Kids: Free (17 and under); NYSHA Members: Free. No reservations are necessary. Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult. For more information visit FenimoreArtMuseum.org or call 888-547-1450.
Schedule of Events:
7:00 p.m. - Doors open
7:30-8:00 p.m. - Uncle Rock (auditorium)
8:00-8:30 p.m. - Classic movie shorts (auditorium)
8:30-9:00 p.m. - Uncle Rock (auditorium)
All night long - Tours, food tastings, creative activities, coloring, book & toy sales
Empire Waists, Bustles and Lace is an exciting exhibition of the Museum’s collection of historic dresses. When viewed in conjunction with the John Singer Sargent exhibition, the show enables visitors to see and experience a broader historical context of men's and women’s fashion. Even though upstate New York was considered the edge of the western frontier i