Perched along Otsego Lake, Fenimore Art Museum houses a premier collection of American folk art, Hudson River School paintings, and one of the nation's best selections of Native American art. The museum's permanent collection features an artistic history of ordinary & extraordinary events that shaped communities. The artist's work serves as a permanent record of cultural ideals, heritage and documents the lives of the artist. The vast and growing collection of American Indian art highlights the artistry and beauty of these pieces. The Fenimore Art Museum also hosts many world class traveling exhibitions.
March 31 - May 9: Open Tuesday - Sunday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m; Closed Mondays
May 10 - October 10 (Columbus Day): Open Daily 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
October 11 - December 31: Open Tuesday - Sunday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m; Closed Mondays, Thanksgiving and Christmas
Adults and Juniors (13-64) $12.00; Seniors (65 ) $10.50; Children (12 and under) FREE
Admission is always FREE to museum members, active military, and retired career military personnel.
VISIT COOPERSTOWN'S OTHER TREASURES AND SAVE All 3 museums savings of $7.00 for adults and $2.50 for children
Triple Play: $40 Adult / $15.50 Juniors (7-12) • Admission to the Baseball Hall of Fame, Fenimore Art Museum and The Farmers' Museum
Double Play: $31.00 / $12.00 Juniors (7-12) • Admission to the Baseball Hall of Fame and Fenimore Art Museum or • Admission to the Baseball Hall of Fame and The Farmers' Museum
You may purchase the ticket at the first museum you visit. The ticket is good for one visit to each museum within one year from the date on the ticket and you do not need to visit all the museums on the same day.
2018 promises to be an exceptional year at Fenimore Art Museum with several new exhibits available through the season Check the website for more details.
The world class collections housed at the Fenimore Art museum present the history of American culture through art. Featured are selections of the art and history collections of the New York State Historical Association, The Smith and Telfer Photographic Collection, the Eugene and Clare Thaw collection of American Indian art and Stephen C. Clark who was one of the museum’s greatest patrons.
What is the history of the Fenimore Museum?
The museum opened its doors in 1944, but you can trace its beginnings to Ticonderoga, New York in 1926, where the New York State Historical Association (NYSHA) was founded. In 1939, Stephen Carlton Clark made it his mission to move the organization and its collections to Cooperstown. To accomplish this, he donated his estate on the shore of beautiful Otsego Lake (Fenimore House) and it soon became NYSHA's permanent home. The Neo-Georgian structure saw major structural enhancements in 1968 and 1995 to create the modern yet classic museum that exists today.
Can you rent the Fenimore Art Museum for special events?
The beauty of the mansion and our prime location on the western shore of Otsego Lake make this the perfect place to host your special event. From small conferences, meetings and lectures to cocktail receptions and an elegant wedding our multiple locations throughout the property will accommodate any event.