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April 3, 2014

Fenimore re-opens with six new exhibitions

The Fenimore Art Museum in Cooperstown will reopen Tuesday with six new exhibitions.

The exhibition schedule is:

April 1 to Sept. 1, “The Adirondack World of Arthur Fitzwilliam Tait.” Few painters are so closely associated with images of the Adirondacks as Tait. His storytelling pictures of its wildlife, sportsmen, landscape, and rural community life resonated with 19th century Americans seeking respite from the fast pace of urban living, according to a media release. The exhibition has been organized by the Adirondack Museum.

April 1 to Dec. 31, “A Moment Past: L.F. Tantillo Paints New York History.” Len Tantillo brings the past to life through his historically accurate paintings, the release said. Much of his work celebrates maritime themes, focusing on little-known subject matter depicting the early history of New York and the Hudson River.

April 1 to Dec. 31, “Madame Butterfly: Highlights from the Metropolitan Opera.” The exhibit will include a number of exotic costumes, sketches and photographs ranging from 1907 to the present day, representing highlights from several of the Metropolitan Opera’s many varied productions of “Madame Butterfly.”

April 1 to Dec. 31, “Untamed Spirits and Wild Companions: Animals in American Indian Art.” Native American artists celebrate animals as powerful companions on the journey through life. Examples of animal imagery depicted in North American Indian art assembled from the world-renowned Eugene and Clare Thaw Collection of American Indian Art, including clothing, adornments and other objects, will be on display.

April 1 to May 26, “Everyday Heroes: Ralph Fasanella’s Paintings of American Life.” Fasanella’s folk art paintings portray the people and places he observed while growing up in New York City. These intricate and colorful paintings from the Fenimore’s collection range from portrayals of monumental events in our country’s history to detailed observations of America’s working-class, the release said.

April 1 to June 8 and Oct. 4 to Dec. 31, “Lake & Village: Cooperstown’s People & Places.” Photographs, prints and paintings of will show details of the people and places of Cooperstown. Works will be from Milo Stewart, Michele Harvey, and images from the Smith and Telfer photographic collection.

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