Fenimore

Fenimore Art Museum

Fine Art from the Permanent Collection

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Fenimore

During the second quarter of the nineteenth century, American artists developed a strong interest in genre painting, or scenes and events from everyday life. Prior to this time, the vast majority of paintings were portraits of the mercantile, social, and political leaders of the country. Genre painting allowed American artists to express their cultural ideals as distinct from those of Europe, as they consistently emphasized the values of personal and economic liberty and individual entrepreneurship.

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Fine Art from the Permanent Collection
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Visit Fenimore and experience master works from our private collection.

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05/22/2009
end date: 
12/30/2009
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Village Post Office, 1873. Thomas Waterman Wood (1823 - 1903) Oil on canvas. Gift of Stephen Clark
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Eel Spearing, 1845. William Sidney Mount (1807-1868). Gift of Stephen C. Clark. Collection of the Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown, NY.
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America's Rome: Artists in the Eternal City, 1800-1900, May 23, 2009 - December 31, 2009, Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown, NY

The Coopers of Cooperstown

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Fenimore

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Museum Houses Cooper Memorabilia
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The Cooper name has been tied to the Otsego Lake region for more than ten generations. It is here that a special bond united a family with the land, prompting a vision that inspired a great American literary tradition and fostered the growth of a small village and its surrounding environs. Lake Otsego and its surrounding landscape continue to be animated by the same spirit that enamored the Cooper family.

start date: 
03/31/2008
end date: 
12/30/2008
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ongoing
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(Detail) William Cooper, ca. 1795. Gilbert Stuart (1755-1828). Gift of Dr. Henry S.F. Cooper. Collection of the Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown, NY.

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