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Fenimore Art Museum

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Address: 5798 State Highway 80, Cooperstown, NY 13326-2500
Phone Number: +1 607-547-1400
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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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A hidden gem

This museum is home to the New York State Historical Society. Not only do they have a great collection of New York art, they bring in pieces from all over the country to make up... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Fayetteville, New York
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Fayetteville, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This museum is home to the New York State Historical Society. Not only do they have a great collection of New York art, they bring in pieces from all over the country to make up their temporary exhibits. I am partial to American Folk Art and they have

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Scotch Plains, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

For those trying to avoid baseball, or just trying to find something else to do that doesn't involve baseball, the Feni,ore is a nice museum that features some specific local interest art like from the Cooper family. There is also a variety of other art not necessarily connected to the area but interesting. Buy ticket at discount in combination with... More 

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Johnstown, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were on our way back to our car using the trolley and decided to stop here. They had an Ansel Adams and Toulouse Lautrec exhibited as well as their permanent collection. What a hidden gem in the little town of Cooperstown. Was pleasantly surprised at the small but nice collection, especially of Native American artifacts. They were also celebrating... More 

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Pasadena, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I had no clue what I was going to see when I arrived. I was amazed at the collection. The permanent collection, including one of the largest Native American collections in the country plus American art, is spectacular. But when we were there, they had three temporary exhibits, Toulouse La Trec, Ansel Adams (early years), and James Whistler (no, mama... More 

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Andover, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

As this was our first visit to this architectually beautiful museum, we didn't know what to expect. The permanent exhibits of Native American art were supplemented by special exhibits of Ansel Adams, Toulouse-Lautrec and Winslow Homer. All three of the specials were thoughfully staged and absolutely beautiful. Ansel Adams work was especially well-presented and totally blew us away. The museum... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This was our fourth visit. It is always worth a visit. Each year there are several special exhibits that supplement the permanent.

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Lake George, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Three great presentations of works by Homer, Ansel Adams, and Toulouse-Lautrec, plus the permanent collection in a beautiful lake-side venue.

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Nashua, New Hampshire, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have visited in the past. Noticed a brochure at our hotel promoting the current exhibits. The extensive Lautrec collection was wide and deep. That alone was worth the trip. If you have never visited, the Native American collection is stunning. Come visit for that! The Ansel Adams exhibit was somewhat underwhelming to me, as I have studied his work... More 

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Kingston, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

International exhibitions as well as local artists and well known Americans are represented in completely professional and accessible ways in this beautiful museum.

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Yorktown Heights, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There is so much variety here! Each special building within the complex holds items representatives of the colonial era and there is always someone to give explanations and illustrate. Feel free to ask as many questions as you wish. There will always be an answer. Very complete!

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