Fenimore Art Museum offering guided virtual tours

The Fenimore Art Museum (Cooperstown, NY) will present three virtual tours focusing on the museum’s renowned collections. Each of the tours will be offered on three separate dates. Tours take place on Tuesdays, January 16 through March 12, 2024, from 2:00-2:30 p.m., and are conducted via Zoom. Virtual tours are free of charge, but the Museum asks participants to consider a $10 donation to help support the programming. 

Reserve a spot for one or all the tours at Eventbrite.com. Links to register can also be found at FenimoreArt.org in the event calendar. 

Fenimore Art Museum Virtual Tours, Schedule, and Descriptions:

Cooper, Cole and the Hudson River School

Join us for a live discussion via Zoom on author James Fenimore Cooper, artist Thomas Cole, and the Hudson River School of landscape painters.

January 16, February 6 and 27; 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 Manager of Arts Education, Kevin Gray, 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 Kevin Gray.

Thaw Collection of American Indian Art

A virtual tour via Zoom of our world-renowned Thaw Collection of American Indian Art.

January 23, February 13, March 5; 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, clothing, ceramics, weavings, and much more spanning dozens of cultures and hundreds of years is featured in our Thaw Gallery.

Join Associate Curator, Julia Madore, on a special virtual Zoom tour of this stunning and important collection, followed by a live question and answer session.

American Artists Abroad

A virtual tour via Zoom through the Museum’s collection of works done by American artists abroad.

January 30, February 20, March 12; 2:00pm (30 min.)

Join Associate Curator of American Art, Ann Cannon, on a world tour through the Museum’s collection of works done by American artists abroad. Discover what drew artists in the 19th and early 20th centuries to study in Europe, explore Africa, and even make the trip to Japan. 

Featured artists include Mary Cassatt, Benjamin West, and many more. The Zoom tour will be followed by a live question and answer session with Ann Cannon. 

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.

Museum Hours

The Museum is closed from January-March and will reopen for the 2024 season on April 2.

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