Six Nights of Ghost Tours in October at The Farmers’ Museum

Start date: October 28, 2022
End date: October 29, 2022
Time: 5:30 pm
Location: 5775 STATE HIGHWAY 80 (P.O.BOX 800) COOPERSTOWN, NY 13326
Organizer: The Farmers' Museum
Phone: 607-547-1450
Farmers Museum

Things That Go Bump in the Night - Ghost Tours at The Farmers’ Museum, Cooperstown, NY

(6 nights) October 14, 15, 21, 22, 28, and 29–with six tours each night beginning at 5:30pm. Tickets $17.50 members / $20 non-members. Reservations are required.

Recommended for ages 10 and up as this tour may be too intense for small children. 

Tickets available on Eventbrite.com. Tickets available at the door on the day of the event.

Cooperstown, New York — During the most haunting time of the year, dare to experience Things That Go Bump in the Night Ghost Tours at The Farmers' Museum in Cooperstown on Friday and Saturday evenings: October 14, 15, 21, 22, 28, and 29. Join an eerie lantern-lit tour of the shadowy museum grounds. Hear your guide recount the many mysteries and ghostly happenings that have occurred in the 19th-century historic village, as in the tale of a young ghost who roams the rooms of Bump Tavern or the mysterious early morning strikes on the anvil in the Blacksmith Shop. During each tour, be prepared to hold your breath as Michael Henrici brings Edgar Allan Poe’s classic “The Tell-Tale Heart” to life. Tours run every half-hour from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m.

The event is inspired by Louis C. Jones's classic collection of folk tales, Things That Go Bump in the Night, a timeless record of haunted history and restless spirits in New York State.

Ghost tours are held six nights only: October 14, 15, 21, 22, 28, and 29. Tours last one hour, beginning at 5:30 p.m. and running every half-hour through 8:00 p.m. Cost: $17.50 members / $20 non-members. Reservations are required. Tickets available through Eventbrite.com. Recommended for ages 10 and up as this tour may be too intense for small children. Younger children should take the earliest tour if possible. A family may reserve one of our limited time slots. If your family group numbers more than fourteen, please call (607) 547-1456 for booking guidance. The tour moves over uneven ground in the dark. Visitors with potential mobility issues should contact (607) 547-1456 or email d.anderson@farmersmuseum.org in advance to insure your visit is as safe and enjoyable as possible.

Sponsored in part by The Clark Foundation and Otsego County Government. The Farmers’ Museum is located at 5775 State Highway 80, Cooperstown, N.Y., 13326. For more information, visit FarmersMuseum.org.

About The Farmers’ Museum

As one of the oldest rural life museums in the country, The Farmers’ Museum in Cooperstown, New York, provides visitors with a unique opportunity to experience 19th-century rural and village life first-hand through authentic demonstrations and interpretative exhibits. The museum, founded in 1943, comprises a Colonial Revival stone barn listed on the National Register for Historic Places, a recreated historic village circa 1845, the Empire State Carousel, and a working farmstead. Through its 19th-century village and farm, the museum preserves important examples of upstate New York architecture, early agricultural tools and equipment, and heritage livestock. The Farmers’ Museum’s outstanding collection of more than 23,000 items encompasses significant historic objects ranging from butter molds to carriages, and hand planes to plows. The museum also presents a broad range of interactive educational programs for school groups, families, and adults that explore and preserve the rich agricultural history of the region.

FarmersMuseum.org

Six Nights of Ghost Tours in October at The Farmers’ Museum

Start date: October 21, 2022
End date: October 22, 2022
Time: 5:30 pm
Location: 5775 STATE HIGHWAY 80 (P.O.BOX 800) COOPERSTOWN, NY 13326
Organizer: The Farmers' Museum
Phone: 607-547-1450
Farmers Museum

Things That Go Bump in the Night - Ghost Tours at The Farmers’ Museum, Cooperstown, NY

(6 nights) October 14, 15, 21, 22, 28, and 29–with six tours each night beginning at 5:30pm. Tickets $17.50 members / $20 non-members. Reservations are required.

Recommended for ages 10 and up as this tour may be too intense for small children. 

Tickets available on Eventbrite.com. Tickets available at the door on the day of the event.

Cooperstown, New York — During the most haunting time of the year, dare to experience Things That Go Bump in the Night Ghost Tours at The Farmers' Museum in Cooperstown on Friday and Saturday evenings: October 14, 15, 21, 22, 28, and 29. Join an eerie lantern-lit tour of the shadowy museum grounds. Hear your guide recount the many mysteries and ghostly happenings that have occurred in the 19th-century historic village, as in the tale of a young ghost who roams the rooms of Bump Tavern or the mysterious early morning strikes on the anvil in the Blacksmith Shop. During each tour, be prepared to hold your breath as Michael Henrici brings Edgar Allan Poe’s classic “The Tell-Tale Heart” to life. Tours run every half-hour from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m.

The event is inspired by Louis C. Jones's classic collection of folk tales, Things That Go Bump in the Night, a timeless record of haunted history and restless spirits in New York State.

Ghost tours are held six nights only: October 14, 15, 21, 22, 28, and 29. Tours last one hour, beginning at 5:30 p.m. and running every half-hour through 8:00 p.m. Cost: $17.50 members / $20 non-members. Reservations are required. Tickets available through Eventbrite.com. Recommended for ages 10 and up as this tour may be too intense for small children. Younger children should take the earliest tour if possible. A family may reserve one of our limited time slots. If your family group numbers more than fourteen, please call (607) 547-1456 for booking guidance. The tour moves over uneven ground in the dark. Visitors with potential mobility issues should contact (607) 547-1456 or email d.anderson@farmersmuseum.org in advance to insure your visit is as safe and enjoyable as possible.

Sponsored in part by The Clark Foundation and Otsego County Government. The Farmers’ Museum is located at 5775 State Highway 80, Cooperstown, N.Y., 13326. For more information, visit FarmersMuseum.org.

About The Farmers’ Museum

As one of the oldest rural life museums in the country, The Farmers’ Museum in Cooperstown, New York, provides visitors with a unique opportunity to experience 19th-century rural and village life first-hand through authentic demonstrations and interpretative exhibits. The museum, founded in 1943, comprises a Colonial Revival stone barn listed on the National Register for Historic Places, a recreated historic village circa 1845, the Empire State Carousel, and a working farmstead. Through its 19th-century village and farm, the museum preserves important examples of upstate New York architecture, early agricultural tools and equipment, and heritage livestock. The Farmers’ Museum’s outstanding collection of more than 23,000 items encompasses significant historic objects ranging from butter molds to carriages, and hand planes to plows. The museum also presents a broad range of interactive educational programs for school groups, families, and adults that explore and preserve the rich agricultural history of the region.

FarmersMuseum.org

Six Nights of Ghost Tours in October at The Farmers’ Museum

Start date: October 14, 2022
End date: October 15, 2022
Time: 5:30 pm
Location: 5775 STATE HIGHWAY 80 (P.O.BOX 800) COOPERSTOWN, NY 13326
Organizer: The Farmers' Museum
Phone: 607-547-1450
Farmers Museum

Things That Go Bump in the Night - Ghost Tours at The Farmers’ Museum, Cooperstown, NY

(6 nights) October 14, 15, 21, 22, 28, and 29–with six tours each night beginning at 5:30pm. Tickets $17.50 members / $20 non-members. Reservations are required.

Recommended for ages 10 and up as this tour may be too intense for small children. 

Tickets available on Eventbrite.com. Tickets available at the door on the day of the event.

Cooperstown, New York — During the most haunting time of the year, dare to experience Things That Go Bump in the Night Ghost Tours at The Farmers' Museum in Cooperstown on Friday and Saturday evenings: October 14, 15, 21, 22, 28, and 29. Join an eerie lantern-lit tour of the shadowy museum grounds. Hear your guide recount the many mysteries and ghostly happenings that have occurred in the 19th-century historic village, as in the tale of a young ghost who roams the rooms of Bump Tavern or the mysterious early morning strikes on the anvil in the Blacksmith Shop. During each tour, be prepared to hold your breath as Michael Henrici brings Edgar Allan Poe’s classic “The Tell-Tale Heart” to life. Tours run every half-hour from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m.

The event is inspired by Louis C. Jones's classic collection of folk tales, Things That Go Bump in the Night, a timeless record of haunted history and restless spirits in New York State.

Ghost tours are held six nights only: October 14, 15, 21, 22, 28, and 29. Tours last one hour, beginning at 5:30 p.m. and running every half-hour through 8:00 p.m. Cost: $17.50 members / $20 non-members. Reservations are required. Tickets available through Eventbrite.com. Recommended for ages 10 and up as this tour may be too intense for small children. Younger children should take the earliest tour if possible. A family may reserve one of our limited time slots. If your family group numbers more than fourteen, please call (607) 547-1456 for booking guidance. The tour moves over uneven ground in the dark. Visitors with potential mobility issues should contact (607) 547-1456 or email d.anderson@farmersmuseum.org in advance to insure your visit is as safe and enjoyable as possible.

Sponsored in part by The Clark Foundation and Otsego County Government. The Farmers’ Museum is located at 5775 State Highway 80, Cooperstown, N.Y., 13326. For more information, visit FarmersMuseum.org.

About The Farmers’ Museum

As one of the oldest rural life museums in the country, The Farmers’ Museum in Cooperstown, New York, provides visitors with a unique opportunity to experience 19th-century rural and village life first-hand through authentic demonstrations and interpretative exhibits. The museum, founded in 1943, comprises a Colonial Revival stone barn listed on the National Register for Historic Places, a recreated historic village circa 1845, the Empire State Carousel, and a working farmstead. Through its 19th-century village and farm, the museum preserves important examples of upstate New York architecture, early agricultural tools and equipment, and heritage livestock. The Farmers’ Museum’s outstanding collection of more than 23,000 items encompasses significant historic objects ranging from butter molds to carriages, and hand planes to plows. The museum also presents a broad range of interactive educational programs for school groups, families, and adults that explore and preserve the rich agricultural history of the region.

FarmersMuseum.org

Blacksmith Weekend Returns to The Farmers’ Museum October 1 & 2

Start date: October 1, 2022
End date: October 2, 2022
Time: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location: 5775 STATE HIGHWAY 80 (P.O.BOX 800) COOPERSTOWN, NY 13326
Organizer: The Farmers' Museum
Phone: 607-547-1450
Farmers Museum

Saturday and Sunday, October 1 & 2, 2022 • 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
The Farmers’ Museum, Cooperstown, NY

$15 adults (13-64), $12.50 seniors (65+), $6 juniors (7-12), and FREE for kids 6 and under, museum members, and those receiving SNAP benefits (up to 4 people) with the presentation of a SNAP Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card. (Go to farmersmuseum.org/free to see all options.) 

Tickets available at the door on the day of the event.

Cooperstown, New York — Blacksmith Weekend returns to The Farmers’ Museum in Cooperstown on Saturday and Sunday, October 1 and 2 from 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. Hear the bellows blow and see hot iron worked by hammer. Visitors will find demonstrations of traditional tool and hardware making plus related hands-on activities throughout the museum both days. Blacksmiths working on a number of forges will show the versatility of the blacksmith’s craft. Learn tips and secrets of the trade from knowledgeable staff and visiting blacksmiths.

In the Main Barn, view the exhibit Growing Tomorrow’s Farmers which celebrates the role children played on family farms from the 19th century to the present. The exhibit features photographs of several families who live in the region.

Entry to the event is included with museum admission: $15 adults (13-64), $12.50 seniors (65+), $6 juniors (7-12), children 6 and younger and museum members are free. Purchase tickets at the museum on the day of the event. Freemuseum admission is also available for those receiving SNAP benefits (up to 4 people) with the presentation of a SNAP Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card. Find out about all of the museum’s free admission offers at FarmersMuseum.org/free.

Visit Fenimore Art Museum on the same day–located just across the street!

Get two great museums for one low price when you purchase a two-way ticket. Tickets can be purchased at the admissions desk of either museum. See Fenimore’s new fall exhibitions featuring The Art of Observation: The Best of Photographer Elliott Erwitt, and othersas well as the Museum’s renowned collections. The museum and Fenimore Gift Shop are open from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The Farmers’ Museum is located at 5775 State Highway 80, Cooperstown, N.Y., 13326.

About The Farmers’ Museum

As one of the oldest rural life museums in the country, The Farmers’ Museum in Cooperstown, New York, provides visitors with a unique opportunity to experience 19th-century rural and village life first-hand through authentic demonstrations and interpretative exhibits. The museum, founded in 1943, comprises a Colonial Revival stone barn listed on the National Register for Historic Places, a recreated historic village circa 1845, the Empire State Carousel, and a working farmstead. Through its 19th-century village and farm, the museum preserves important examples of upstate New York architecture, early agricultural tools and equipment, and heritage livestock. The Farmers’ Museum’s outstanding collection of more than 23,000 items encompasses significant historic objects ranging from butter molds to carriages, and hand planes to plows. The museum also presents a broad range of interactive educational programs for school groups, families, and adults that explore and preserve the rich agricultural history of the region.

FarmersMuseum.org

The Farmers’ Museum Presents a Weekend Celebrating Fiber Arts

Start date: September 24, 2022
End date: September 25, 2022
Time: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location: 5775 STATE HIGHWAY 80 (P.O.BOX 800) COOPERSTOWN, NY 13326
Organizer: The Farmers' Museum
Phone: 607-547-1450
Farmers Museum

Discover weaving, spinning, quilts, and more! Saturday and Sunday, September 24 & 25, 2022 • 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Cooperstown, New York — Weaving and Fiber Arts Weekend returns to The Farmers’ Museum on Saturday and Sunday, September 24 and 25 from 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. Visitors will find demonstrations, exhibits, sales, and hands-on activities of spinning, weaving, and quilting throughout the museum both days.  Those participating in the weekend event include members from the Fenimore Quilt Club, Susquehanna Valley Quilters, The Golden Fleece Spinners’ Society, Butternut Valley Spinners, Cherry Valley Spinners and Fiber Artists, and many additional talented individuals.  Some exhibitors will have items to sell—including chenille scarves, quilts, and other textile items.  Our own museum interpreters will be demonstrating a variety of textile techniques, as well as providing hands-on activities for visitors. Todd’s General Store will have a variety of woven items available for sale that have been made by the museum’s textile interpreters. Visit FarmersMuseum.org for more information. 

In the Main Barn, view the exhibit Growing Tomorrow’s Farmers which celebrates the role children played on family farms from the 19th century to the present. The exhibit features photographs of several families who live in the region.

Admission: $15 adults (13-64), $12.50 seniors (65+), $6 juniors (7-12), children 6 and younger and museum members are free. Purchase tickets at the museum on the day of the event. Freemuseum admission is also available for those receiving SNAP benefits (up to 4 people) with the presentation of a SNAP Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card.

Visit Fenimore Art Museum on the same day–located just across the street! Get two great museums for one low price when you purchase a two-way ticket for $25 or $22.50 seniors. Two-way tickets can be purchased at the admissions desk of either museum. See Fenimore’s new fall exhibitions featuring The Art of Observation: The Best of Photographer Elliott Erwitt, and othersas well as the Museum’s renowned collections. The museum and Fenimore Gift Shop are open from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The Farmers’ Museum is located at 5775 State Highway 80, Cooperstown, N.Y., 13326.

About The Farmers’ Museum

As one of the oldest rural life museums in the country, The Farmers’ Museum in Cooperstown, New York, provides visitors with a unique opportunity to experience 19th-century rural and village life first-hand through authentic demonstrations and interpretative exhibits. The museum, founded in 1943, comprises a Colonial Revival stone barn listed on the National Register for Historic Places, a recreated historic village circa 1845, the Empire State Carousel, and a working farmstead. Through its 19th-century village and farm, the museum preserves important examples of upstate New York architecture, early agricultural tools and equipment, and heritage livestock. The Farmers’ Museum’s outstanding collection of more than 23,000 items encompasses significant historic objects ranging from butter molds to carriages, and hand planes to plows. The museum also presents a broad range of interactive educational programs for school groups, families, and adults that explore and preserve the rich agricultural history of the region.

FarmersMuseum.org

The Thaw Collection of American Indian Art

Start date: April 1, 2022
End date: December 31, 2022
All-day event
Location: Fenimore Art Museum, 5798 State Highway 80 (P.O.BOX 800) Cooperstown, NY 13326
Organizer: Fenimore Art Museum
Email address: INFO@FENIMOREART.ORG
Phone: 607-547-1400
Fenimore Art Museum

Through December 31, 2022 • Free museum admission for ages 19 and under at the Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown, NY

In 1995, the Fenimore Art Museum embarked upon a new era with the addition of a spectacular new American Indian Wing designed to house the extraordinary gift from Eugene and Clare Thaw of their collection of American Indian art. The collection has continued to grow as new objects are added by the Thaws and other donors, and today numbers almost 850 objects. Each new object reaffirms the Thaws’ commitment to the beauty and artistry of American Indian art, and thus strengthens the philosophical foundation of the collection: that the aesthetic power of American Indian art is equivalent to that from any culture.

The collection can be seen in changing galleries and in the Study Center, an open storage space. Since acquiring the Thaw collection, the Fenimore Art Museum has reached new audiences by touring exhibitions, hosting symposiums, publishing new research, and collaborating with American Indian curators and specialists for museum programs and exhibitions.

About Fenimore Art Museum
Fenimore Art Museum, located on the shores of Otsego Lake—James Fenimore Cooper’s “Glimmerglass”—in historic Cooperstown, New York, features a wide-ranging collection of American art including folk art; important American 18th- and 19th-century landscape, genre, and portrait paintings; more than 125,000 historic photographs representing the technical developments made in photography and providing extensive visual documentation of the region’s unique history; and the renowned Eugene and Clare Thaw Collection of American Indian Art comprised of nearly 900 art objects representative of a broad geographic range of North American Indian cultures, from the Northwest Coast, Eastern Woodlands, Plains, Southwest, Great Lakes, and Prairie regions. Visit FenimoreArt.org

Duckbill, 2022, painted wood, 14” x 32” x 22.5”

Jonathan Kirk – Abstract Sculpture: Fables, Foibles, and other Machinations

Start date: October 1, 2022
End date: December 31, 2022
All-day event
Location: Fenimore Art Museum, 5798 State Highway 80 (P.O.BOX 800) Cooperstown, NY 13326
Organizer: Fenimore Art Museum
Email address: INFO@FENIMOREART.ORG
Phone: 607-547-1400
Fenimore Art Museum

Opening October 1, 2022 • Free museum admission for ages 19 and under at the Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown, NY

Jonathan Kirk's sculptures, while abstract, are evocative of a wide range of sources, from the natural and organic world, to forms of industrial and naval architecture.

The work illuminates the ways in which the forms of the artist as well as the engineer still embody the mysterious intelligence of their natural models and points to the idea that making is, in a sense, the invention of what might be called ‘cultural machinery.’

Museum Admission: Adults (20-64) $15.00; Seniors (65+) $12.50. FREE for ages 19 and under, museum members, and active military and retired career military personnel. FREE museum admission is also available for those receiving SNAP benefits (up to 4 people) with the presentation of a SNAP Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card.  Discounted two-way tickets are available if you’d also like to visit The Farmers’ Museum across the street. For more information on our “Free Admission” offerings, visit FenimoreArtMuseum.org/free.

Fenimore Art Museum, nestled on the shore of picturesque Otsego Lake, offers visitors to the village of Cooperstown an opportunity to experience a wide variety of world-class art in an idyllic, small-town setting.

About Fenimore Art Museum
Fenimore Art Museum, located on the shores of Otsego Lake—James Fenimore Cooper’s “Glimmerglass”—in historic Cooperstown, New York, features a wide-ranging collection of American art including folk art; important American 18th- and 19th-century landscape, genre, and portrait paintings; more than 125,000 historic photographs representing the technical developments made in photography and providing extensive visual documentation of the region’s unique history; and the renowned Eugene and Clare Thaw Collection of American Indian Art comprised of nearly 900 art objects representative of a broad geographic range of North American Indian cultures, from the Northwest Coast, Eastern Woodlands, Plains, Southwest, Great Lakes, and Prairie regions. Visit FenimoreArt.org

The exhibition was organized by Photographic Traveling Exhibitions, Los Angeles, CA. 

Birds and Spirit Birds, The World Begins Anew. Mary Shelley. Painted woodcarving.

Mary Michael Shelley – Art of the Everyday

Start date: September 21, 2022
End date: December 31, 2022
All-day event
Location: Fenimore Art Museum, 5798 State Highway 80 (P.O.BOX 800) Cooperstown, NY 13326
Organizer: Fenimore Art Museum
Email address: INFO@FENIMOREART.ORG
Phone: 607-547-1400
Fenimore Art Museum

Opening September 21, 2022 • Free museum admission for ages 19 and under at the Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown, NY

Mary Michael Shelley’s artwork has been described as primitive, traditional, untrained, Americana, whimsical, naïve, eccentric, outsider, visionary, or carved craft.

The carved wooden reliefs featured in this exhibition by this Ithaca based artist are a sort of “picture diary” or “picture story” in which Shelley documents life events, emotions, and places important to her life.

Museum Admission: Adults (20-64) $15.00; Seniors (65+) $12.50. FREE for ages 19 and under, museum members, and active military and retired career military personnel. FREE museum admission is also available for those receiving SNAP benefits (up to 4 people) with the presentation of a SNAP Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card.  Discounted two-way tickets are available if you’d also like to visit The Farmers’ Museum across the street. For more information on our “Free Admission” offerings, visit FenimoreArtMuseum.org/free.

Fenimore Art Museum, nestled on the shore of picturesque Otsego Lake, offers visitors to the village of Cooperstown an opportunity to experience a wide variety of world-class art in an idyllic, small-town setting.

About Fenimore Art Museum
Fenimore Art Museum, located on the shores of Otsego Lake—James Fenimore Cooper’s “Glimmerglass”—in historic Cooperstown, New York, features a wide-ranging collection of American art including folk art; important American 18th- and 19th-century landscape, genre, and portrait paintings; more than 125,000 historic photographs representing the technical developments made in photography and providing extensive visual documentation of the region’s unique history; and the renowned Eugene and Clare Thaw Collection of American Indian Art comprised of nearly 900 art objects representative of a broad geographic range of North American Indian cultures, from the Northwest Coast, Eastern Woodlands, Plains, Southwest, Great Lakes, and Prairie regions. Visit FenimoreArt.org

Mary Shelley: Art of the Everyday

September 21 – December 31, 2022

Painting by D. Michael Price.

Tales from the Rockabout Hills: Paintings by D. Michael Price

Start date: September 17, 2022
End date: December 31, 2022
All-day event
Location: Fenimore Art Museum, 5798 State Highway 80 (P.O.BOX 800) Cooperstown, NY 13326
Organizer: Fenimore Art Museum
Email address: INFO@FENIMOREART.ORG
Phone: 607-547-1400
Fenimore Art Museum

Opening September 17, 2022

D. Michael Price is a fantasy artist whose work has been exhibited both nationally and internationally.

Well-respected as a successful fine artist as well as a published children's book author/illustrator, Price's works of fantasy art are created in acrylic and oil mediums on canvas. His love of the magical beauty to be found in the hills, valleys, forests, and streams of his Upstate New York home in the “Rockabout Hills” provides him with constant inspiration. The exhibition includes artwork from four of his books, which transport the viewer through magical settings with humor and originality.

Fenimore Art Museum presents its new fall exhibitions alongside its world-renowned collections of fine art, folk art, and Native American art, which includes The Thaw Collection of American Indian Art. Visit FenimoreArt.org for a complete list of current and upcoming exhibitions.

Museum Admission: Adults (20-64) $15.00; Seniors (65+) $12.50. FREE for ages 19 and under, museum members, and active military and retired career military personnel. FREE museum admission is also available for those receiving SNAP benefits (up to 4 people) with the presentation of a SNAP Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card.  Discounted two-way tickets are available if you’d also like to visit The Farmers’ Museum across the street. For more information on our “Free Admission” offerings, visit FenimoreArtMuseum.org/free.

Fenimore Art Museum, nestled on the shore of picturesque Otsego Lake, offers visitors to the village of Cooperstown an opportunity to experience a wide variety of world-class art in an idyllic, small-town setting.

About Fenimore Art Museum
Fenimore Art Museum, located on the shores of Otsego Lake—James Fenimore Cooper’s “Glimmerglass”—in historic Cooperstown, New York, features a wide-ranging collection of American art including folk art; important American 18th- and 19th-century landscape, genre, and portrait paintings; more than 125,000 historic photographs representing the technical developments made in photography and providing extensive visual documentation of the region’s unique history; and the renowned Eugene and Clare Thaw Collection of American Indian Art comprised of nearly 900 art objects representative of a broad geographic range of North American Indian cultures, from the Northwest Coast, Eastern Woodlands, Plains, Southwest, Great Lakes, and Prairie regions. Visit FenimoreArt.org

The exhibition was organized by Photographic Traveling Exhibitions, Los Angeles, CA. 

Elliott Erwitt (American, Born 1928); France, Paris, 1989; Gelatin Silver Print.

The Art of Observation: The Best of Photographer Elliott Erwitt

Start date: September 17, 2022
End date: December 31, 2022
All-day event
Location: Fenimore Art Museum, 5798 State Highway 80 (P.O.BOX 800) Cooperstown, NY 13326
Organizer: Fenimore Art Museum
Email address: INFO@FENIMOREART.ORG
Phone: 607-547-1400
Fenimore Art Museum

September 17 – December 31, 2022 • Free museum admission for ages 19 and under at the Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown, NY

Cooperstown, New York – Fenimore Art Museum in Cooperstown, New York, presents a new exhibition, The Art of Observation: The Best of Photographer Elliott Erwitt, on view September 17 – December 31, 2022.  This exhibition offers an enticing window into Erwitt’s collection of work. It showcases the impressive results of a remarkable career that coincides with two of the most significant developments in photography in the second half of the twentieth century: the rise of mass-circulation picture magazines; and the occasionally contentious relationship between personal work and commercial photography. This exhibition shows both the miracle of Erwitt’s balance between commercial and personal photography, and the memorable flavor that he brings to his work. Museum admission is free for visitors 19 and under.

The exhibition was organized by Photographic Traveling Exhibitions, Los Angeles, CA. 

Also opening September 17: Tales from the Rockabout Hills: Paintings by D. Michael Price. D. Michael Price is a fantasy artist whose work has been exhibited both nationally and internationally. Well-respected as a successful fine artist as well as a published children's book author/illustrator, Price's works of fantasy art are created in acrylic and oil mediums on canvas. His love of the magical beauty to be found in the hills, valleys, forests, and streams of his Upstate New York home in the “Rockabout Hills” provides him with constant inspiration. The exhibition includes artwork from four of his books, which transport the viewer through magical settings with humor and originality.

Other upcoming exhibitions include Mary Michael Shelley – Art of the Everyday, opening September 21, and Jonathan Kirk – Abstract Sculpture: Fables, Foibles, and other Machinations, opening October 1.

Mary Michael Shelley’s artwork has been described as primitive, traditional, untrained, Americana, whimsical, naïve, eccentric, outsider, visionary, or carved craft. The carved wooden reliefs featured in this exhibition by this Ithaca based artist are a sort of “picture diary” or “picture story” in which Shelley documents life events, emotions, and places important to her life. Jonathan Kirk's sculptures, while abstract, are evocative of a wide range of sources, from the natural and organic world, to forms of industrial and naval architecture. The work illuminates the ways in which the forms of the artist as well as the engineer still embody the mysterious intelligence of their natural models and points to the idea that making is, in a sense, the invention of what might be called ‘cultural machinery.’

Fenimore Art Museum presents its new fall exhibitions alongside its world-renowned collections of fine art, folk art, and Native American art, which includes The Thaw Collection of American Indian Art. Visit FenimoreArt.org for a complete list of current and upcoming exhibitions.

Museum Admission: Adults (20-64) $15.00; Seniors (65+) $12.50. FREE for ages 19 and under, museum members, and active military and retired career military personnel. FREE museum admission is also available for those receiving SNAP benefits (up to 4 people) with the presentation of a SNAP Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card.  Discounted two-way tickets are available if you’d also like to visit The Farmers’ Museum across the street. For more information on our “Free Admission” offerings, visit FenimoreArtMuseum.org/free.

Fenimore Art Museum, nestled on the shore of picturesque Otsego Lake, offers visitors to the village of Cooperstown an opportunity to experience a wide variety of world-class art in an idyllic, small-town setting.

About Fenimore Art Museum
Fenimore Art Museum, located on the shores of Otsego Lake—James Fenimore Cooper’s “Glimmerglass”—in historic Cooperstown, New York, features a wide-ranging collection of American art including folk art; important American 18th- and 19th-century landscape, genre, and portrait paintings; more than 125,000 historic photographs representing the technical developments made in photography and providing extensive visual documentation of the region’s unique history; and the renowned Eugene and Clare Thaw Collection of American Indian Art comprised of nearly 900 art objects representative of a broad geographic range of North American Indian cultures, from the Northwest Coast, Eastern Woodlands, Plains, Southwest, Great Lakes, and Prairie regions. Visit FenimoreArt.org

The exhibition was organized by Photographic Traveling Exhibitions, Los Angeles, CA.