If you’re a figure skating fanatic, then you know that one of the most iconic names in the sport is none other than Dick Button. The two-time Olympic Champion and five-time World Champion took the skating world by storm in the late 1940s and early 1950s with his astounding maneuvers such as the double axel jump, triple loop and “Button camel.” After hanging up his skates, he went on to lead a successful broadcasting career, covering countless high-profile figure skating events.
He also began building an impressive figure-skating themed art collection ranging from 17th-century Dutch paintings to 20th-century sculpture. The Fenimore Art Museum is proudly bringing this exquisite exhibit, along with many others, to Cooperstown April 1 - December 31, 2017. The multifaceted collection and memorabilia celebrates the past, present and future of the sport through an array of whimsical paintings, intricate costumes, stunning photos, and much more. Visitors to the exhibit will admire the artistry of figure skating and the sport’s impact on everyday life and culture.
So, in celebration of the Dick Button Collection, we’re buttoning up all the details for a perfect art-centric getaway.
The Dick Button Collection Package includes:
● Accommodations at the Otesaga Resort Hotel (with breakfast)
● Tickets to Fenimore Art Museum featuring the Dick Button Collection
● Special gift! Take home a copy of Push Dick's Button: A Conversation on Skating from a Good Part of the Last Century--and a Little Tomfoolery
This special package is available from April 26th - October 31st with spring and fall prices starting from $299* (a 20% discount). Make the trip to Cooperstown this year to check out this unique exhibit that you don’t want to miss. Visit cooperstowngetaway.com and book your Dick Button Collection Package today!
*Per room, per night, based on double adult occupancy and availability. Excludes applicable sales taxes and gratuities. Other restrictions may apply. Seasons defined as: Spring: Apr. 26 - June 30th, 2017, Summer: July 1 - Sept. 4, 2017, Fall: Sept. 5 - Oct. 31, 2017. Not to be combined with any other offers or discounts
The exhibition is sponsored in part by The Clark Foundation, The Tianaderrah Foundation, Fenimore Asset Management & FAM Funds, and NYCM Insurance. Support also provided by a Market NY grant through I LOVE NY/NewYork State’s Division of Tourism as a part of the Regional Economic Development Council awards.