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April 18, 2013

Lunch and lecture series provides helpings of 'Food For Thought'

The Fenimore Art Museum started its lunch-and-lecture series “Food for Thought” programs earlier this month.

All the programs are held on Wednesdays from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. at the museum. 

The remaining “Food for Thought” schedule, with program descriptions provided by the museum, is as follows:

May 15: Places in Passing: Contemporary Landscapes by Susan Jones Kenyon. Meet award-winning Cooperstown artist Susan Jones Kenyon as she discusses and guides you through her exhibition, “Places in Passing: Contemporary Landscapes.”

May 29 and July 3: The Wyeths: A Family Legacy. Chris Rossi, associate curator of exhibitions takes you through the mutigenerational and multitalented Wyeth family exhibition, “The Wyeths: A Family Legacy.” Learn about one of the most famous and beloved artistic families of the 20th century and revel in the formal beauty and underlying abstraction of a true American legacy.

June 12: Forging Perfection: Masterworks from The Farmers’ Museum Blacksmith Shop. Join Steve Kellogg, master blacksmith at The Farmers’ Museum, as he shares the craftsmanship and artistry of artifacts from the world of blacksmithing. Come learn about the forging of hammers, anvils, chisels, and all the amazing things found in the shop of a blacksmith. This exhibition features metalworking tours-de-force such as a re-created 1740 pistol and a scale that measures to the 16th of a gram.

June 19: Splendidly Dressed: American Indian Robes and Regalia. Explore how Native people don clothing and jewelry, as well as deck their children and even animals in elaborate regalia to placate and harbor universal powers, to achieve success in hunting and warfare, and to show status and culture. Eva Fognell, curator of the Eugene and Clare Thaw Collection of American Indian Art, will guide visitors through “Splendidly Dressed: American Indian Robes and Regalia” for a glimpse into the regalia of American Indians both past and present.

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