Elephant & Piggie in WE ARE ART!
April 2–May 15, 2019
Mo Williams award-winning early reader series featured best friends Elephant Gerald and Piggie in this special touring exhibition organized by The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art. The exhibition featured a selection of Willems’s original illustrations from all 25 Elephant and Piggie books.
Since their debut in 2007, Elephant and Piggie have entertained millions of children and adults with their hilarious escapades that impart valuable lessons on manners, empathy, emotions, and – most importantly- friendship.
Related programs: Food for Thought – Family Program, Preschool Tuesdays
Perfect Harmony: The Musical Art & Life of William Sidney Mount
May 25–September 8, 2019
William Sidney Mount (1807-1868) formed an organic and everlasting bridge between his two chief passions in life: art and music. Perfect Harmony, re-explores the confluence of Mount’s music and art through nearly 25 oil paintings, pencil drawings, musical instruments, and related objects.
This exhibition was travelling from Long Island Museum, and was sponsored in part by The Clark Foundation, The Tianaderrah Foundation, Mr. Tom Morgan and Ms. Erna Morgan McReynolds, and Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Mahon.
Related programs: Food for Thought with Paul D’Ambrosio
Duane Michals: The Portraitist
September 14–November 10, 2019
Duane Michals: The Portraitist presents the first comprehensive overview of inventive photographic portraits by one of the medium’s most influential artists. Best known as a pioneer who broke away from established traditions of documentary photography in the 1960s, Michals is widely recognized for his ability to navigate between imposing his style and allowing his sitters—often well-known artists, writers, and performers—to express themselves. Sponsored in part by NYCM Insurance.
The exhibit includes 125 prints from CATE.
Related programs: Food for Thought with Kevin Gray
Heroines of Abstract Expressionism
September 19–December 31, 2019
The Abstract Expressionist movement is best known by its male superstars, but women were also pioneers of the genre. This exhibition, drawn from the Friedman collection, showcases the work of artists such as Lee Krasner, Elaine DeKooning, Perle Fine, Joan Mitchell, and others—women whose artwork is finding long overdue acclaim and new appreciation with a contemporary audience.
Related programs: Food for Thought with guest collectors Rick Friedman and Cindy Lou Wakefield, and Chris Rossi
Additional 2019 Exhibitions
Herb Ritts: The Rock Portraits April 2–September 2, 2019 (Learn more under the “Highlights” tab.)
Hamilton’s Final Act: Enemies and Allies April 2–December 31, 2019
Eugene and Clare Thaw: A Memorial Tribute April 2–December 31, 2019
Beaded Treasures Of Haudenosaunee Art April 2–June 16, 2019
Early American Face Jugs June 28–December 31, 2019
The Critical Indigenous Photographic Exchange (CIPX): Photographs by Will Wilson April 2–December 31, 2019
Floating Palaces of the Hudson June 29–September 15, 2019
Residuum: Watercolors by Michele Harvey September 21–December 31, 2019
Listing of 2019 Community Gallery Exhibitions
April – Our Character, Our Community, Springbrook
May – Our Town, Cooperstown High School
June – Home is Where the Heart Is, LEAF
September –The Artists of Pathfinder Village, Pathfinder Village
October – 3rd Annual Museum Members’ Showcase, Fenimore Art Museum Members
November – In Between…Capturing Essence, Susan Jones Kenyon
December – Second Chances: Susquehanna SPCA, Susquehanna Animal Shelter