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Featured Destination: Fenimore Art Museum

Fenimore Art Museum is located in a monumental Neo-Georgian (also known as Neo-Colonial) mansion built in the 1930s on the shores of the Otsego Lake in Cooperstown. It was built on the site of James Fenimore Cooper’s 19th century farmhouse. The town itself was founded by Cooper’s father, Judge William Cooper. Cooper is best known for the Leatherstocking series, which includes novels such as The Pioneers (1823) and The Last of the Mohicans (1826).

Fenimore Art Museum, operated by the New York State Historical Association, hosts permanent American fine and folk art collections, and includes works by Gilbert Stuart, Thomas Cole, Asher B. Durand, and other American artists. The building and some of its most important collections were donated by Stephen C. Clark, a collector and benefactor, who also founded the Baseball Hall of Fame.

On May 23 this year I spoke with curator Christine Rossi, and talked about two temporary exhibitions on view at Fenimore Art Museum this summer: The Perfection of Harmony: The Art of James Abbott McNeill Whistler (on view through October 2) and Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec in Bohemian Paris (on view through September 5). Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec in Bohemian Paris is from the collection of Herakleidon Museum in Athens, Greece, and includes an array of sketches, drawings, books, albums, and original posters made by Toulouse-Lautrec in the late 1800s. The exhibition also includes costumes from The Metropolitan Opera in New York City, used in various productions of La Bohème, a story representative of La Belle Époque

Click link below to listen to my conversation with Christine Rossi:

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For more information about Fenimore Art Museum, and current hours of operation, visit http://www.fenimoreartmuseum.org.

© 2016 Simona David

 

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Weekend in the Catskills – 3/25/2016

This weekend:

  • The Poetics of Space with painter Fred Guyot at the Erpf Center in Arkville;
  • Sugaring Off Sundays showing maple sugaring demonstrations at the Farmers’ Museum in Cooperstown;
  • And, Catskill Mountain Railroad’s Easter Bunny Rides from Westbrook Station at Kingston Plaza.

Learn more at Upstater.com.

Weekend in the Catskills – 2/5/2016

This weekend:

  • Several art shows at the WAAM in Woodstock;
  • A traditional Ice Harvest Festival at Hanford Mills Museum in East Meredith;
  • And the City of Cooperstown’s annual Winter Carnival.

Find more at Upstater.com.

Weekend in the Catskills – 12/11/2015

This weekend:

  • Poetry at The Coffee House in Phoenicia;
  • It’s a Wonderful Life at the Shandaken Playhouse, also in Phoenicia;
  • And, a traditional Candlelight Evening at The Farmer’s Museum in Cooperstown.

Read more at Upstater.com.

wonderfullife

Weekend in the Catskills – 8/21/2015

This weekend:

  • Cooperstown Summer Music Festival’s last concert of the season takes place Sunday evening at the Otesaga Hotel – the program includes compositions by Ravel, Stravinsky, Gershwin, and others;
  • The Mohonk Mountain House is hosting a Barnival on Saturday evening;
  • The Open Eye Theater in Margaretville presents Summer Shortcuts V Friday, Saturday and Sunday;
  • And, Hobart Book Village of the Catskills is hosting an Author Signing Day on Saturday.

For more, read Upstater.com.

 

Weekend in the Catskills – 8/14/2015

This weekend:

  • Glimmerglass Opera Festival’s 40th Anniversary Concert;
  • Writers in the Mountains’ Annual Summer Reading Event;
  • The 13th Annual Saugerties Artists Studios Tour;
  • And, Chronogram Magazine’s 3rd Annual Block Party.

Read more at Upstater.com.

Writers in the Mountains
Writers in the Mountains

Weekend in the Catskills – 4/24/2015

Otesaga Hotel

The Otesaga Hotel in Cooperstown, Otsego County, is hosting a classical music performance this Sunday, April 26 at 4 p.m. Three Faces of Romanticism, part of the Cooperstown Summer Music Festival series, features Linda Chesis, flute, Nicholas Canneliakis, cello, and Roman Rabinovich, piano. The trio will perform works by Beethoven, Reinecke, and Rachmaninoff. For tickets, and more information visit http://www.cooperstownmusicfest.org/?p=172.

(c) Simona David
Otesaga Hotel in Cooperstown. (c) Simona David

Fischer Center

Fisher Center at Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson, Dutchess County, is also hosting a classical music performance Friday, April 24 and Saturday, April 25 at 8 p.m. The American Symphony Orchestra conducted by Leon Botstein will perform Hermann Goetz’s Symphony No. 2 as well as Alberto Ginastera’s Harp Concerto. A pre-concert talk will take place at 7 p.m. For tickets, and more information visit http://fishercenter.bard.edu/calendar/event.php?eid=%20126540.

Delaware County Historical Association

Delaware County Historical Association in Delhi is hosting its bi-annual Historical Society Conference this Saturday, April 25 from 1 to 4 p.m. Making History in Delaware County is dedicated to town historians and historical societies, but it’s open to the general public. The event this year will focus on social media, marketing and self-publishing. For more information, visit http://www.greatwesterncatskills.com/events/bi-annual-historical-society-conference/.

Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild

The Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild is hosting Spring in Bloom fashion show this Saturday, April 25 at 5:30 p.m. The event will feature the area’s fashion boutiques and designers who will present their spring collections at the Kleinert / James Center for the Arts on Tinker Street. There will be hors d’oeuvres, champagne, and also a silent auction. Spring in Bloom is a benefit for the guild. For more information, visit http://www.woodstockguild.org/springinbloom.html.

Catskill Art Society

Catskill Art Society in Livingston Manor, Sullivan County is hosting a Birdhouse Workshop this Saturday, April 25 from 4 to 6 p.m. Participants will learn how to paint, sculpt and carve their favorite birdhouse models. Repurposing old objects is encouraged. For more information, go to http://catskillartsociety.org/events/.

Have a great weekend!

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