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April 18, 2013

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


July 10: The Hudson River School: Nature and the American Vision. Paul D’Ambrosio, president and CEO, provides insight into “The Hudson River School: Nature and the American Vision,” an exhibition that showcases the extraordinary depth and richness of paintings by artists grounded in the exploration of the natural world as a resource for spiritual renewal and as an expression of cultural and national identity. This exhibition has been organized by the New York Historical Society.

July 17: Plain and Fancy: Native American Splint Baskets. For centuries, Native people have created fanciful ash splint baskets for practical storage and starting in the 19th century it became a most important source of income. Today this art form is facing a threat: the emerald ash borer. In this exhibition tour, Eva Fognell, curator of the Eugene and Clare Thaw Collection of American Indian Art, discusses ash splint artistry, this “new” issue, and the future of an art form.

The cost is $22 for members or $25 for nonmembers. Those who register for three or more “Food for Thought” programs at once will receive a discounted price of $20 for members or $23 for nonmembers per program. Call 547-1461 if you have questions regarding pricing.

Registrants who cancel before noon the Friday before the program will receive a full refund. Registrants who cancel after noon on the Friday before the program will not receive a refund unless the participant’s spot can be filled. If the Fenimore Art Museum cancels a program because of weather, insufficient registration, or any other reason, registrants receive a full refund.

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