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NYSHA Annual Meeting

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4:00pm
Date: 
July 17, 2014
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Special Events

NYSHA Annual Membership Meeting and Reception
Thursday, July 17, 4:00 pm
Fenimore Art Museum Auditorium  

The 111th Annual Meeting of the New York State Historical Association features remarks on Winslow Homer by David Tatham, professor emeritus of fine arts at Syracuse University. The exhibition Winslow Homer: The Nature and Rhythm of Life, from the Arkell Museum at Canajoharie is on display at the Fenimore from June 6–August 24.

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Access to Historical Documents Broadened by Grant to NYSHA Library

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Todd Kenyon, Marketing and Public Relations
New York State Historical Association
Fenimore Art Museum / The Farmers’ Museum
Phone: (607) 547-1472 / E-mail: pr@nysha.org

Account books, ledgers, letters, and diaries from New York State farm families provide a unique window into life in the 1800s. Many of these historical documents, in the collection of the New York State Historical Association, Cooperstown, N.Y., are now findable and available for public use. A generous grant from the Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation, New York, N.Y., was used to process and catalog these New York State agricultural records.

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Recent Announcements
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March 2014
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Art by the Lake

Time: 
10:00am - 5:00pm
Date: 
August 9, 2014
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Special Events

Art by the Lake
Saturday, August 9, 2014 • 10 am–5 pm

Celebrate art and our breathtaking landscape at the Fenimore Art Museum’s annual Art by the Lake. See the work of landscape artists, watch artist demonstrations, stroll through Otsego: A Meeting Place, enjoy lively music, and savor delicious food, beer, and wine on the lawn overlooking picturesque Otsego Lake. Families can enjoy children’s art activities and more.

Adults (13+): $10; Children 12 and under: free.

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Fenimore Art Museum Presents Rarely Seen Winslow Homer Works Starting June 6

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Todd Kenyon, Marketing and Communications
New York State Historical Association
Fenimore Art Museum/The Farmers’ Museum
Phone: (607) 547-1472 / E-mail: pr@nysha.org

Exhibition offers new insight into the life of one of America's most celebrated artists - Winslow Homer. 

Winslow Homer: The Nature and Rhythm of Life
from the Arkell Museum at Canajoharie

June 6–August 24, 2014

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Exhibition Press Releases
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February 2014
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Lunch and Lecture Series Provides Generous Helpings of Food For Thought

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Todd Kenyon, Marketing and Communications
New York State Historical Association
Fenimore Art Museum/The Farmers’ Museum
Phone: (607) 547-1472 / E-mail: t.kenyon@nysha.org

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y.—February 21, 2014—Interesting, knowledgeable speakers and new exhibitions draw visitors to the lunch-and-lecture series at the Fenimore Art Museum. Ample opportunity to explore the new exhibitions is paired with a generous, delicious luncheon with like-minded art lovers.

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Program and Event Press Releases
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February 2014
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FFT - CGP Community Stories

Time: 
12:30 - 2:30pm
Date: 
October 22, 2014
Program Type (if applicable): 
Lectures

Food for Thought — CGP Community Stories
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 • 12:30–2:30 pm

CGP Community Stories presents the diverse stories of the residents of central New York State. In the 1960s, students in the Cooperstown Graduate Program began collecting oral histories, which now include over 1,800 recordings. Professor William Walker of the Cooperstown Graduate Program plays excerpts and leads a discussion of the varied experiences in the heartland of the state.

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FFT - Folk Art and American Modernism

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12:30 - 2:30pm
Date: 
October 15, 2014
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Lectures

Food for Thought — Folk Art and American Modernism
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 • 12:30–2:30 pm

Peer into the world of the first collectors of American folk art during the period of Modernism with Paul D’Ambrosio, Ph.D., President and CEO of the Fenimore Art Museum. In the exhibition Folk Art and American Modernism, see how these insightful pioneers influenced the future of American art purely by the items they gathered and revered.

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FFT - Dorothea Lange’s America

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12:30 - 2:30pm
Date: 
September 24, 2014
Program Type (if applicable): 
Lectures

Food for Thought — Dorothea Lange’s America
Wednesday, September 24, 2014 • 12:30–2:30 pm

Lange’s empathetic images of migrant workers, suffering families, and tortured landscapes have seared the imagery of the Depression into America’s consciousness. Join Fenimore’s Director of Exhibitions, Michelle Murdock, for a discussion of Lange’s most celebrated photographs of that era, which have become icons in American cultural history.

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FFT - A Moment Past: L.F. Tantillo Paints New York History

Time: 
12:30 - 2:30pm
Date: 
September 17, 2014
Program Type (if applicable): 
Lectures

Food for Thought — A Moment Past: L.F. Tantillo Paints New York History
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 • 12:30–2:30 pm

Join the artist who brings the past to life through his remarkable, historically accurate paintings. Much of Len Tantillo’s work celebrates maritime themes, focusing on the early history of New York State and the Hudson River. Taking pride in the small details, he meticulously researches his subjects to formulate what eventually comes to life on the canvas, creating an extremely realistic piece.

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FFT - Untamed Spirits and Wild Companions: Animals in Native American Art

Time: 
12:30 - 2:30pm
Date: 
August 27, 2014
Program Type (if applicable): 
Lectures

Food for Thought — Untamed Spirits and Wild Companions: Animals in Native American Art
Wednesday, August 27, 2014 • 12:30–2:30 pm

Appreciate how Native American artists celebrate animals as powerful companions on the journey through life. Join Eva Fognell on an exceptional tour of this exhibition of clothing, adornments, and other objects from the Eugene and Clare Thaw Collection of American Indian Art. 

Lunch and lecture fee: $22 for NYSHA members, $25 non-members. Pre-registration is required; call (607) 547-1461.

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