Situated in a historic 1930s Georgian style mansion overlooking scenic Otsego Lake, the Fenimore Art Museum offers visitors a unique perspective on the history of America through its collections of folk art, Native American art, photography, and more.
The Fenimore Museum boasts a collection that includes some of the finest examples of landscape paintings and other works of fine and folk art, including pieces by renowned artists such as William Sidney Mount, Thomas Waterman, Grandma Moses and Ralph Fasanella. The Fenimore integrates history with art by showcasing American folk art and Native American art alongside its fine arts holdings, offering visitors' insight into the influences that helped shape American culture. www.fenimoreartmuseum.org
Fenimore Museum Lodging -
Stay at the Red Carpet Inn & Suites Cooperstown when you visit the Fenimore Museum. Situated just four miles away from the Fenimore Museum, our clean and comfortable inn offers a welcome place to relax and unwind after a day of exploration and fun in Cooperstown. With competitive room rates, complimentary continental breakfast, free high-speed wireless Internet access, and ample free parking, the Red Carpet Inn & Suites Cooperstown is the savvy traveler's choice for Cooperstown lodging.
Fenimore Art Museum Collections & Exhibitions -
The Fenimore Art Museum offers a mix of both permanent and changing exhibitions, including a large collection of items related to James Fenimore Cooper. The museum's collection includes works from the Hudson River School painters, folk art works such as quilts, weathervanes and decorated stoneware, more than 850 pieces of Native American art, historic photographs from Smith and Telfer, and a collection of life masks of famous Americans like Thomas Jefferson and John Adams.
Fenimore Museum Shop -
The Fenimore Museum Shop offers gifts, books, Native American art, folk art, and jewelry from regional artists.
Fenimore Café -
Featuring light fare and lakeside seating, the Fenimore Café offers a seasonal changing of wraps, salads, soups, pastries, and non-alcoholic drinks.
Visit the Fenimore Museum -
The Fenimore Museum is open April 1st through December 31st, with varied hours. The museum is always closed on Mondays and major holidays. The Fenimore Café is open 11am-pm daily. The Museum Shop is open during museum hours. Active and retired military as well as children under 12 enter free.