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Excellent Venue for Local Artists!

We recently attended the Art by the Lake exhibition and despite the rain, the venue offered was... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Rick M
Oneonta, New York
Thomas Cole, Imogen Cunningham, and others

The major special exhibition at the present time is Thomas Cole and the Garden of Eden, focusing on... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Toronto, Canada
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Located inside a neo-Georgian mansion with terraced gardens overlooking Otsego Lake, this museum features fine collections of American art, James Fenimore Cooper memorabilia and historic photographs. (Closed January 1 - March 31) New exhibitions...more
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5798 State Rte 80, Cooperstown, Otsego, NY 13326-2500
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We recently attended the Art by the Lake exhibition and despite the rain, the venue offered was superb and it went off without a hitch! Aside from the wonderful galleries inside, this venue offers so much more!

Thank Rick M
Reviewed 6 days ago

The major special exhibition at the present time is Thomas Cole and the Garden of Eden, focusing on the Hudson River School painter. An exhibition of photographs by Imogen Cunningham is also well worth seeing. The permanent collection has many fine works, especially the North...More

1  Thank operalover939
Reviewed 1 week ago

Easy parking. Very well done. So much to see, exhibits are very interesting and well planned out. we tryto go there each year.

Thank Leon V
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was our second visit to Cooperstown and the Fenimore Art Museum. The quality and scope of the exhibits are amazing. We especially enjoyed the exhibit on Alexander Hamilton, having just recently saw Hamilton on Broadway. When we told our friends about the museum, they...More

1  Thank Joanne C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I didn't originally want to go to this museum, but when we got there, we took a short tour, visited a couple of the exhibitions, and I was smitten. Our tour guide was a lovely young man, happy to answer questions as we went, and...More

1  Thank louise5678
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We spent the morning here going through the many galleries and exhibits. Phenomenal small museum in a bucolic setting. My husband and I spent hours wondering through the exhibits in awe of what we saw. It’s one of those places that I’d visit regularly if...More

1  Thank jackiebr63
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fenimore is one of the great treasures of this region of NY. In addition to traveling art exhibits, their collection of art related to 19th century NY and its history is unique. The collection of Native American artifacts from pottery, to baskets, to art is...More

1  Thank Heh4628
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a small museum, but they have one of the best permanent collections of 19th- 20th C Native American art from all over the continent in the country. They also have a rotating gallery of work, you never know what it will be. This...More

1  Thank maisonettetextiles
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to see the Thomas Cole exhibit. It was great. Small crowds meant we could take our time wit the pictures we liked.

Thank William M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Situated just a minute outside of downtown Cooperstown, right across the street from the Farmers Museum, this is an old mansion on the site of James Fenimore Cooper's original farmhouse. In addition to the typical traditional American paintings, there were several cool exhibits. One pertaining...More

1  Thank Clarkvara
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Response from Jerry Z | Reviewed this property |
Adults & juniors $12.00. Seniors $10.50. Discounts if you visit other attractions like Norman Rockwell's museum and Farmers museum.