Every season, Fenimore Art Museum displays world-class exhibitions featuring well-known and well-respected artists. Starting April 2, their 2019 season kicks off with two exhibitions that promise to be crowd-pleasers.
Herb Ritts: The Rock Portraits features the late photographer's iconic photos of legendary musicians like David Bowie, U2, Cher, Bruce Springsteen, Prince, Madonna, and many more. While the photographs alone are stunning, the exhibit also features stage costumes and guitars from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland. The Fenimore will also feature special programming to compliment the exhibit, such as live music and lectures, as well as the Rock and Reel Film Series, with screenings of classic music films such as Purple Rain and What's Love Got to Do With It. (April 2 - September 2)
The Pigeon. Knuffle Bunny. Children's book writer and illustrator Mo Willems has created many beloved characters in his career, and two of them will travel to the Fenimore in Elephant & Piggie in We are Art!, a special touring exhibit from the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art in Amherst, MA. It's a great opportunity to bring younger children for their first museum experience. The Fenimore will host Saturday storytimes during the exhibit's run, and a special family edition of Food for Thought will feature readings of Elephant & Piggie's many books, as well as a kid-friendly lunch buffet. (April 2 - May 15)
Also this season...
Hamilton's Final Act: Enemies and Allies The events leading up to the infamous duel between Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr are explored in this exhibit featuring letters between the men, as well as other documents from the Fenimore collection. (April 2 - December 31)
Perfect Harmony Not only a painter, William Sidney Mount was also a musician who patented a violin of his own design. This exhibit celebrates the connections between his art and music through paintings, sketches and musical instruments. (May 25 - September 8)
Heroines of Abstract Expressionism The women artists who fueled the Abstract Expressionism movement take center stage in this powerful exhibition featuring work by Lee Krasner, Elaine de Kooning, Perle Fine, and more. (September 19 - December 31)
A dynamic season awaits art, music, and history lovers, alike. Start planning your getaway to Cooperstown now to see these exciting exhibitions!