COOPERSTOWN — The Fenimore Art Museum’s 2022 season will include nine new exhibitions.
According to a press release, the summer months will be highlighted by two exhibitions. “Drawn from Life: Three Generations of Wyeth Figure Studies” from May 7 to September 5, is an exploration of the Wyeth family, primarily NC, Andrew and Jamie. The exhibition, described as insightful, examines the process by which each individually honed their expertise in rendering the human form through academic exercises conducted both in the studio and, in some cases, in the morgue.
“Unmasking Venice: American Artists in the City of Water,” May 28-September 5, explores the two Venetian worlds represented by American artists from the late 19th to early 20th centuries and includes works by a group of artists, including Jane Peterson and Henry Ossawa Tanner.
Other exhibitions scheduled for this year are “Ralph Fasanella: Americans Unseen” from April 1 to September 18; “North by Nuuk: Greenland After Rockwell Kent” from April 1 to December 31; “Al Hirschfeld: cartoonist of the stars” from April 1 to September 11; “The Art of Observation: The Best of Photographer Elliott Erwitt” from September 17 to December 31; “Mary Shelley: Art of the Everyday” from September 21 to December 31; “Tales from the Rockabout Hills: Paintings by D. Michael Price” from September 17 to December 31; and “Jonathan Kirk – Abstract Sculpture: Fables, Weaknesses and Other Machinations” from October 1 to December 31.
Current exhibitions include The Eugene and Clare Thaw Collection of Native American Art, The Coopers of Cooperstown, Fine Art from the Permanent Collection, and American Memory: Recalling the Past in Folk Art.
The Fenimore Art Museum, on State Route 80 just outside Cooperstown, is set to reopen on April 1.
Visit FenimoreArt.org for more information.