TimeOpen Tuesday–Sunday, 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. through December 31 (closed Mondays and Christmas Day).
Decking the Halls at the Fenimore Art Museum
New Exhibit at Fenimore Art Museum Features Holiday Objects and Images
See ornaments, cards, music, and photographs as Fenimore explores the history of some of our favorite holiday traditions in the new exhibition Decking the Halls.
Decking the Halls
December 5 – December 31, 2020
Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown, New York
Fenimore Art Museum presents Decking the Halls, a new exhibition that celebrates the holidays with objects and images from our collections. Decking the Halls opens Saturday, December 5 and runs through December 31, 2020.
Holiday ornaments, cards, music, and photographs are featured as Fenimore explores the history of some of our favorite wintertime traditions. Find answers to questions such as “Where did the legend of Santa Claus come from?” and “Have we always sung the same carols at the holidays?”. The museum also looks at Cooperstown’s own local traditions, including the writings of Susan Fenimore Cooper which tell of villagers decorating for the holidays as far back as the 1840s. See works of art that reflect the spirit and comfort of the holiday season.
Other current exhibitions include the popular Pete Souza: Two Presidents, One Photographer. Several additional exhibitions are on display through December 31. See the museum decorated for the holidays and find one-of-a-kind holiday gifts in the Fenimore Art Museum and The Farmers’ Museum gift shops.
Open Tuesday–Sunday, 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. through December 31 (closed Mondays and Christmas Day).
Adults and Juniors (13-64) $10.00
Seniors (65+) $10.00
Children (12 and under) FREE
Admission is always FREE for members, active military, and retired career military personnel.
Decking the Halls Virtual Gallery Tours (via Zoom)
Mondays and Tuesdays
December 14,15, 21, 22, 28, 29 at 2:00 p.m.
Registration is required. Visit FenimoreArt.org.