Fenimore Museum announces final days for exhibitions 

ContributedThe Fenimore Art Museum in Cooperstown is shown in this undated photo. 

The end of 2019 will also mean the end of the exhibit season at Fenimore Art Museum near Cooperstown in the town of Otsego.

This month marks the last chance to view the museum’s current exhibits, which include  “Heroines of Abstract Expressionism,” “Otsego On Ice: Histories of Wintertime Sport,” “Early American Face Jugs” and several others.

According to a media release, “Heroines of Abstract Expressionism” offers visitors “a special glimpse of a one-of-a-kind private collection of paintings, works on paper and sculpture by women artists who pioneered Abstract Expressionism in the United States during the 1940s and 1950s.”

The group includes Lee Krasner, Elaine de Kooning, Joan Mitchell and several others who made careers for themselves by embracing avant-garde painting, the release said. 

Organizers said visitors who come to the museum this time of year can see it decorated for the holidays, find holiday gifts in the Fenimore’s gift shop and purchase hot drinks in the Fenimore Cafe.

Permanent collections are also on view and include the “Thaw Collection of American Indian Art,” “The Coopers of Cooperstown,” “Fine Art from the Permanent Collection” and “American Memory: Recalling the Past in Folk Art.”

Fenimore Art Museum is at 5798 state Route 80 just outside of Cooperstown. For more information, visit FenimoreArt.org. The museum is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays through Dec. 31. It will be closed on Christmas.

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