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