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September 27, 2012

Tasha Tudor exhibition set to open


COOPERSTOWN — “Around the Year,” a new exhibition at the Fenimore Art Museum, illuminates the changing seasons and special annual celebrations with rarely-seen examples of Tasha Tudor’s original art for greeting cards, children’s books, and holidays — from Christmas and Easter to Valentine’s Day and the Fourth of July, according to a media release from the museum.

Tasha Tudor (1915-2008) delighted an international audience with her writings and images. Visitors will see outstanding examples including evocative watercolors, delicate childhood drawings, original handwritten manuscripts, miniature doll cards, hand-decorated boxes and Easter eggs. Personal photographs and first-issue holiday cards are among the items in the exhibit.

 Tudor’s images remind us of the simple pleasures to be savored in each passing season and the small, special moments that make up the fabric of our lives, the release stated. Deeply rooted in her personal aesthetic and philosophy, Tudor’s images engage the eye and the imagination, providing continued inspiration for generations of readers.

The exhibition opens Oct. 1 and will be on display through Dec. 31.  The exhibition’s co-curator, Jeanette Chandler Knazek, will visit the museum on Oct. 17 for a gallery tour as part of Food for Thought, the museum’s lunch-and-lecture series. Registration is required for this program. Knazek will return on Nov. 27 for a public lecture at 7 p.m.

 For information about the exhibition, visit FenimoreArtMuseum.org. To register for Food for Thought, call 547-1461.  “Tasha Tudor: Around the Year” has been organized by the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, Mass.