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Fenimore Art Museum

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Address: 5798 State Rte 80, Cooperstown, NY 13326
Phone Number: +1 607-547-1400
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Description: Located inside a neo-Georgian mansion with terraced gardens overlooking...
Located inside a neo-Georgian mansion with terraced gardens overlooking Otsego Lake, this museum features fine collections of American art, James Fenimore Cooper memorabilia and historic photographs. (Closed January 1 - March 31) New exhibitions open April 1.
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Each exhibit is meticulously laid out and explained. You may easily be introduced to a new artist, or to a familiar one in a new light. Exhibits change and are often tied to the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
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Central Jersey
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69 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Each exhibit is meticulously laid out and explained. You may easily be introduced to a new artist, or to a familiar one in a new light. Exhibits change and are often tied to the Glimmerglass Opera or to an historically relevant event or remembrance. Lovely to have a sandwich or coffee from the little cafe and eat on the patio... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

This is a wonderful museum, at a great location. Enjoyed the Maxfield Parrish exhibit, and a nice cup of tea on the outside porch. Have been visiting for over 30 years, and the place just gets better.

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Hummelstown
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143 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 NEW

Great little museum in an old Federal style house. The permanent collection is pretty standard but the temporary exhibits of Chagall's "Magic Flute" costumes and Maxfield Parrish were outstanding.

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Long Island City, New York
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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Interesting approachable and folks are soo knowledgable about the Region and the history The exhibits are small enough to allow one to cover and still plan for an afternoon activity

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Woodbury, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

After touring the BMHOF we checked out this museum based on the TA reviews. We were delighted with our experience. A wonderful, well curated collection. In particular, we enjoyed the Thaw collection of American Indian art....well worth a visit!!!

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auburn, ny, United States
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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

This is another Hidden gem. I was surprised at the diversity of the collection. The room on James Fennimore and his family is packed with interesting information. I was quite surprised with the extwnsive Indian exhibit. This is another must see. We spent 3 hours exploring and left with the feeling knowing we will be back.

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NYC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

This museum displays wonderful American master paintings, sculpture and other objects. The Thaw collation of native American art is superb. The museum is housed in a lakefront mansion formerly owned by a member of the famous Clark family. A "must see."

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Toronto
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

This is an absolute gem of a gallery. There are wonderful changing exhibitions currently on display, such as "Raymond Han: Still Lifes and Figures" and exhibitions of American Folk Art, but of particular interest to me was "The Thaw Collection" of American Indian Art, all of which are absolute masterpieces and which are showcased in a stunning space designed by... More 

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New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

First-class museum tucked away in this upstate NY vacation getaway. The physical space is immaculate, the views of the lake are spectacular, and the eclectic exhibits are as professional as anything you'll experience in Manhattan, London or Paris. Especially enjoyed Emily, our Native American story-teller in the outdoor Amphitheater. She had youthful enthusiasm and unabashed, creative gumption.

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Grafton, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Great Native American collection in a beautiful setting overlooking Otsego Lake. You can take the trolley here from town. ($2 for the day.)

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