Fenimore Art Museum presents virtual tours focused on the museum’s collections
Free VIRTUAL TOURS of Fenimore Art Museum’s Collections via ZOOM on select Tuesdays at 2:00 p.m. (January 17–March 28)
Cooperstown, New York — Fenimore Art Museum presents three virtual tours focusing on the museum’s renowned collections. Tours take place on Tuesdays, January 17 through March 28 from 2:00-2:30 p.m. and are conducted via Zoom. See the full schedule and tour descriptions at FenimoreArt.org. Virtual tours are free of charge, but we ask that you consider a donation ($10 suggested) in order for the Museum to continue offering quality virtual programming. Reserve a spot for one or all the tours at Eventbrite.com. Links to register can also be found at FenimoreArt.org.
VIRTUAL TOURS SCHEDULE AND DESCRIPTIONS:
VIRTUAL TOUR: COOPER, COLE, AND THE HUDSON RIVER SCHOOL
Join us for a live discussion via Zoom of author James Fenimore Cooper, artist Thomas Cole, and the Hudson River School of landscape painters.
January 17, February 14, & March 7 • 2:00pm (30 min.)
Writer James Fenimore Cooper and artist Thomas Cole were friends whose works inspired a love for the sublime American landscape. Join Assistant Curator Ann Cannon for a live virtual tour exploring our collection featuring memorabilia from the Cooper family, as well as a variety of paintings by Thomas Cole and other key members of the Hudson River School. The tour will be followed by a live Q&A session with Ann Cannon, Associate Curator of American Art. View the full description and reserve your spot here.
VIRTUAL TOUR: HIGHLIGHTS OF AMERICAN FOLK ART
A virtual tour via Zoom of Fenimore Art Museum’s extensive American folk art collection.
January 24, February 7, & March 28 • 2:00pm (30 min.)
Join us for a virtual Zoom tour, with live narration, of Fenimore Art Museum’s collection of American folk art, featuring some of the most important names in folk art such as Anna Mary Robertson (“Grandma” Moses), Edward Hicks, Ralph Fasanella, and more. The tour includes a look at 19th century portraits, carvings, traditional crafts, and much more. The 20-minute virtual tour will be followed by a live Q&A session with Kevin Gray, Manager of Arts Education. View the full description and reserve your spot here.
VIRTUAL TOUR: THAW COLLECTION OF AMERICAN INDIAN ART
A virtual tour via Zoom of of our world-renowned Thaw Collection of American Indian art.
January 31, February 21, & March 14 • 2:00pm (30 min.)
Fenimore Art Museum’s Thaw Collection of American Indian Art showcases incredible examples of Native American artistry, craftsmanship, and ingenuity from across North America. Basketry, masks, weapons, clothing, ceramics, weavings, and much more spanning dozens of cultures and hundreds of years is featured in our Thaw Gallery. Join Associate Curator of American Art, Julia Madore, on a special virtual Zoom tour of this stunning and important collection, followed by a live question and answer session. View the full description and reserve your spot here.
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.