The focus of our trip to Cooperstown was the Fenimore Art Museum which houses a diverse array of exhibits. The current displays include works by Maxfield Parrish, the Thaw Collection of Native American artifacts, a stunning display of paintings by contemporary artist Raymond Han, and the permanent collection of American Folk Art. Here are some highlights from the museum.
Front view of the Fenimore Museum
View toward the lake
Folk Art Collection
Goddess of Liberty Weathervane, c.1865
Peaches Point, Marblehead 1920
Indian Maiden Cigar Store Figure, c.1870
Detail, rocker and floor cloth by Samuel Miller, c.1845
Fort Edward Water Cooler, c.1860
By Raymond Han
Northwest Woodlands Native American Feast Bowl
Beaded Violin Case made on a South Dakota Reservation, c.1899
Tickets for the Fenimore Museum of Art are $12.00 for adults. I could easily have spent a good part of the day roaming the galleries and enjoying the grounds, which extend down to the lake. Young children may enjoy the Farmer's Museum directly across the road. For more information, see blog post 7/16/15 "Cooperstown, NY Part 3, The Farmer's Museum."