Fenimore Art Museum, the showcase of the New York State Historical Association, on the shore of Otsego Lake in Cooperstown, New York presents outstanding permanent and changing exhibitions from world class collections of American folk art, the renowned Eugene and Clare Thaw Collection of American Indian Art, Hudson River School, American photography and 19th century genre paintings, including Eel Spearing at Setauket by William Sidney Mount, considered to one of the best American paintings.
Our collections include important works from acclaimed artists such as Gilbert Stuart, Thomas Cole, E. L. Henry, and Eastman Johnson.
The museum hosts traveling exhibitions from art museums across the country with recent shows featuring Winslow Homer, Frederic Church and Ansel Adams. The museum also offers our own traveling exhibitions with recent shows featuring Grandma Moses, John H.I. Browere, John Brewster, Jr., and Ralph Fasanella. A major exhibition of the Eugene and Clare Thaw Collection of American Indian Art is slated to travel in 2010.