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Fenimore Art Museum Launches 2011 Season with Opening Reception

March 22, 2011

Fenimore Art Museum Launches 2011 Season with Opening Reception

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (03/22/2011) — On Friday, April 1st, the doors to the Fenimore Art Museum will re-open to a transformed museum. NYSHA members and the general public are invited for a special opening reception featuring refreshments, live music, and tours with curators to explore the new exhibitions from 5:30 to 7:00 P.M.

The reception is free for NYSHA members; regular admission ($12.00 for adults/$10.50 seniors) for the general public.

The 2011 opening exhibitions live up to the Fenimore Art Museum’s mission to provoke, delight, and inspire. In the Clark Gallery, Frida Kahlo: Through the Lens of Nickolas Muray features iconicphotographs of the renowned and enigmatic Mexican artist taken by her ten year, on-again, off-again lover Nickolas Muray. The West Galley holds Shadow Catcher: Edward Curtis Among the Kwakiutl, photographs that bring to life the lives and ceremonies of the Kwakiutl people. Finally, from “a collection any museum in the world would envy” according to the New York Times, The Spirit of Land and Tradition: The Eugene and Clare Thaw Collection of American Indian Art will be on display in the Great Hall.

For more information about these exhibitions or the opening reception, please visit the Fenimore Art Museum’s website: www.fenimoreartmuseum.org.

Opening Exhibitions:

Frida Kahlo: Through the Lens of Nickolas Muray

April 1 – September 5

(Tour Management by Smith Kramer Fine Art Services, Kansas City, Missouri)

Shadow Catcher: Edward Curtis Among the Kwakiutl

April 1 – August 17

The Spirit of Land and Tradition:

The Eugene and Clare Thaw Collection of American Indian Art

April 1 – May 8 and October 1 – December 31

Art Buzz: Reader’s Favorites from the Fenimore Art Museum Blog

April 1 – December 31

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About Fenimore Art Museum

The Fenimore Art Museum, located on the shores of Otsego Lake — James FenimoreCooper’s “Glimmerglass Lake” — 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; an extensive collection of domestic artifacts; more than 125,000 historical 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 comprising more than 800 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. Founded in 1945, the Fenimore Art Museum is NYSHA’s showcase museum. FenimoreArtMuseum.org

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