Eugene and Clare Thaw: A Memorial Tribute
EUGENE AND CLARE THAW:
A MEMORIAL TRIBUTE
March 31 – December 30, 2018
Over the last year, Fenimore Art Museum lost its beloved friends and benefactors, Clare E. and Eugene V. Thaw. The couple had a profound impact on the museum with their gifts of masterpieces of American Indian Art that grew to nearly 900 over the course of twenty-two years. Shaped by the Thaws’ remarkable vision, The Thaw Collection of American Indian Art is widely recognized as one of the most significant collections of American Indian art in the world. This tribute displays the initial pieces collected by Clare and Eugene when they first discovered American Indian art in Santa Fe during the 1980s.