Fenimore Art Museum

Fenimore Art Museum houses American art including folk art and landscapes from the 18th and 19th centuries, history and genre painting, as well as the renowned Eugene and Clare Thaw Collection of American Indian Art. Content-rich tours exploring exhibits can be supplemented with a hands-on activity, like making baskets or cornhusk dolls. Go outdoors to immerse yourself in the American Indian interpretive site, Otsego: A Meeting Place. During the summer, groups can explore the museum with a self-guided tour.
 
Contact Info
5798 State Hwy. 80, Cooperstown, NY 13326. Otsego County. Tel: 607-547-1400. Email: info_fenimore@nysha.org. Website: www.fenimoreartmuseum.org. Hrs: Vary.  
 
Trip Info
Grade Level: All grades. Activity Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 2-4 hours. Cost: Fee.
 
SUPPORTS CLASSROOM LEARNING IN: Art.
SUPPORTS SCOUT BADGES IN: Art. 
 

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Museums & Exhibits Lesson Plan

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