Fenimore

Fenimore Art Museum

For Teachers

Art, history and culture are made vivid and personal through the fine collections, tours, and workshops offered at the Fenimore Art Museum, one of the premier art museums in upstate New York. Our extensive collections of American fine and folk art, as well as one of the most spectacular exhibits of Native American art in the country, make the Fenimore Art Museum an excellent resource for teachers and students.

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Programs| Special Events

Throughout the year, special events are offered at the Fenimore Art Museum and, across the street at its sister institution, The Farmers' Museum. Occasionally reservations are required or special admission pricing applies; please see specific listings.

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For Kids

Children of all ages are invited to learn about art while having lots of fun in our programs and workshops!

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Food For Thought

From lunchtime tours to evening book signings, lectures at the Fenimore Art Museum cover a broad range of topics in art, history and culture and introduce visitors to many interesting, knowledgeable speakers from around the world.

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Programs

Fenimore Art Museum offers a wide range of educational programming for people of all ages, from Discovering Art & Nature for children to our very popular Food for Thought lecture series.  New lectures and programs are being created all the time, so check back often to see what’s available.

Workshops

Our hands-on workshops for adults combine in-depth instruction with creative inspiration for artists of all skill levels.

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Collections

The Fenimore Art Museum presents in permanent and changing exhibitions the superb art and history collections of the New York Historical Association. The Association also has a great deal of material associated with James Fenimore Cooper, Cooperstown's most famous native son, and his family.

Collections Management Policy (July 2013)

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Exhibitions | Traveling Exhibitions

The Fenimore Art Museum has organized a series of traveling exhibitions to carry out its mission to audiences across the country and across the world. If you have an interest in hosting one of these exhibitions, please contact Director of Exhibitions, Michelle Murdock at (607) 547-1407 or email.

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