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Fenimore Art Museum

5798 State Highway 80

About Us
Fenimore Art Museum, on the shore of Otsego Lake in Cooperstown, New York, presents outstanding permanent and changing exhibitions from world class collection of American folk art, the renowned Eugene and Clare Thaw Collection of American Indian Art, Hudson River School and 19th-century genre paintings and American photography. These include important examples of work from such acclaimed artists as Gilbert Stuart, William Sidney Mount, Thomas Cole, E.L. Henry, and Eastman Johnson.


Mike Kanarek

Wednesday, June 27, 2018
A small art museum with a limited collection, but nevertheless a 5 star visit. I've come back multiple times for changing exhibitions. Attractively displayed, descriptive postings and literature, beautiful setting.The restaurant is worth a visit in itself, inexpensive fresh sandwiches and wraps, custom prepared, and outdoor seating in the shade next to the gorgeous lake. Fully wheelchair accessible. Everyone goes to the Baseball Hall of Fame Museum (and should) but everyone should come here too.

Maurice Bizzarri

Saturday, Aug. 11, 2018
A really nicely curated mid sized museum. Lots of Native American materials as well as Cooperstown history. Very nice small cafe with great view from eating area of Lake Otsego.

Bill Holt

Sunday, Aug. 12, 2018
A very good art museum with a new special exhibit every summer. Great stop while vacationing in the area. Worth a side trip.

Neil Geminder

Tuesday, June 19, 2018
Wonderful museum. Beautiful building and grounds. Extensive collection of Native American artifacts including a recreated long house. Current exhibit of Thomas Cole paintings. Really enjoyed my visit to this museum.

Holly Friesen Art

Wednesday, June 27, 2018
Exquisite museum on the shores of Lake Otsego. Beautiful grounds and architecture. I was fortunate enough to see the Thomas Cole’s In the Garden of Eden and Edward Weston photographs. An exceptional visit.

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