Manzanar: The Wartime Photographs of Ansel Adams

April 1 – July 25, 2021

Adams’s Manzanar photographs, created in 1943, are a departure from his signature style of landscape photography and serve as documentation of the American concentration camp in California. The series was originally shown in the exhibition BORN FREE AND EQUAL: An Exhibition of Ansel Adams Photographs, organized by the Fresno Metropolitan Museum of Art, History and Science in 1984. The photographs document a dark period for America and serve as a reminder “about an unfortunate moment in our country’s history that must be better understood. It also should serve as a warning as to what can occur when emotion and fear overwhelm clarity and courage.” Also included in the exhibition are more than twenty-five various photographs, documents, and works of art that further record this era. This exhibition was organized by Photographic Traveling Exhibitions, Los Angeles, CA and presented in memory of Shizuo Tsujihara.

Sponsored in part by The Clark Foundation, Nellie & Robert Gipson, Mr. Tom Morgan & Ms. Erna J. Morgan McReynolds, NYCM Insurance, and Mr. & Mrs. Thomas O. Putnam.

Related programs: Zoom Discussion with Ansel Adam’s Son, Michael Adams, Virtual Gallery Tours

The World of Jan Brett

April 1 – May 16, 2021

This fun and educational traveling exhibit invites visitors to step into the stories of admired children’s author/illustrator Jan Brett. Original artwork introduces diverse cultures and draws visitors into the world of their favorite books. The exhibit features 70 original paintings from thirteen of Jan Brett’s bestselling books, showcasing the intricate brush strokes and great detail that goes into each illustration. The World of Jan Brett is presented by the Oshkosh Public Museum in partnership with Jan Brett.

Sponsored in part by NYCM Insurance.

Related program: Story Time Live with Jan Brett

Believe in Yourself: What We Learned from Arthur

August 7 – December 31, 2021

Marc Brown is the creator of the bestselling Arthur adventure book series as well as numerous other children’s books. The exhibition will delight young visitors with an inside look at Marc’s artwork and stories and will feature artwork from Arthur, the Monster series, collaborations such as the Mary McScary and Dinosaur series.  Celebrate Arthur’s 25th season as a hit PBS children’s television series with a visit to Fenimore.

Sponsored in part by Nellie and Robert Gipson.

Toying with the World: Work by Laurie Krasny Brown

August 7 – December 31, 2021

Laurie Krasny Brown makes small art that sparks curiosity and invites the viewer in for a closer examination. In this exhibition, she explores the influence of Folk Art in her work through the use of color, pattern, surface, shadow, and scale. Sometimes playful and always engaging, the artwork seeks to touch people where they live.

Additional 2021 Exhibitions

Hamilton’s Final Act: Enemies and Allies April 1 – July 25, 2021

Karl Bodmer: Travels in North America April 1 – December 31, 2021

Elegant Line/Powerful Shape: Elements of Native American Art April 1 – December 31, 2021

Water as Muse: Paintings by Mary Nolan April 1 – September 12, 2021

Keith Haring: Radiant Vision May 29 – October 11, 2021 (learn more under the “Highlights” tab)

Haudenosaunee Biennial September 24 – December 31, 2021

Elegant NY – October 23 – December 31, 2021

Listing of 2021 Community Gallery Exhibitions






Onsite Insight by Phil Young July 2– July 25, 2021

Painting New York 2020: The Year of Clearer Vision, Joan Margaret Nichols, September 10- October 31, 2021

The Annual Museum Members’ Showcase, November 5 – December 31, 2021