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Otsego On Ice: Histories of Wintertime Sport

Date

Dec 13 2019 - Jan 20 2020

Time

10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fenimore Art Museum

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Fenimore Art Museum

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Fenimore Art Museum
5798 State Hwy 80, Cooperstown, NY 13326
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Date

Dec 13 2019 - Jan 20 2020

Time

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Otsego On Ice: Histories of Wintertime Sport

Discover Wintertime Fun from the Region’s Past in New Exhibit at Fenimore Art Museum

 

New exhibition displays the Fenimore’s outstanding collection of ice skates, snow shoes, and sleds from the 19th century, accompanied by historical photography, paintings, and more from days gone by.

 

New Exhibition:

Otsego On Ice: Histories of Wintertime Sport

November 23–December 31, 2019
Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown, New York

 

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. — Otsego County residents currently have an abundance of outdoor activities to choose from to keep themselves occupied and active during the long winter months. Over the decades, wintertime fun in the region has included skating, sledding, and ice fishing–activities that have been popular since settlers first arrived. This holiday season, Fenimore Art Museum presents Otsego On Ice: Histories of Wintertime Sport, a new exhibit that illustrates the varied ways locals used to play in the ice and snow–from the early 1800s to the 1950s. The exhibit opens November 23 and runs through December 31, 2019.

 

Otsego on Ice features historical objects pertaining to winter sporting activities selected from the Fenimore Art Museum and The Farmers’ Museums’ extensive collections. Discover ice skates, snow shoes, and sleds from the 19th century, accompanied by historical photography, paintings, and much more. In addition to our own regional history of winter sports, the exhibit also sheds light on the more ancient origins of these activities that were originally necessary for human survival in winter climates. Objects from the Thaw collection of American Indian Art lead us back to understand the more utilitarian need for these tools that we have since adopted for recreation.

 

Other current exhibitions include the popular Heroines of Abstract Expressionism.  Several additional exhibitions are on display through December 31. See the museum decorated for the holidays beginning Tuesday, December 3. Visitors can also find one-of-a-kind holiday gifts in the Fenimore’s gift shop and stay warm with a hot drink in the Fenimore Cafe.

 

Fenimore Art Museum is located at 5798 State Route 80, less than one mile from the center of Cooperstown. For more information visit FenimoreArt.org. Open Tuesday–Sunday, 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. through December 31 (closed Mondays, Thanksgiving and Christmas Day).

 

About Fenimore Art Museum


Fenimore Art Museum, located on the shores of Otsego Lake—James Fenimore Cooper’s “Glimmerglass”—in historic Cooperstown, New York, features a wide-ranging collection of American art including folk art; important American 18th- and 19th-century landscape, genre, and portrait paintings; more than 125,000 historic photographs representing the technical developments made in photography and providing extensive visual documentation of the region’s unique history; and the renowned Eugene and Clare Thaw Collection of American Indian Art comprised of nearly 900 art objects representative of a broad geographic range of North American Indian cultures, from the Northwest Coast, Eastern Woodlands, Plains, Southwest, Great Lakes, and Prairie regions. Visit FenimoreArt.org.

Fenimore Art Museum

Location

Fenimore Art Museum
5798 State Hwy 80, Cooperstown, NY 13326
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