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American Folk Art from the Fenimore Art Museum

From Friday 06 June 2014
To Sunday 21 September 2014

Art of the Everyman: American Folk Art from the Fenimore Art Museum

American folk art appealed to early 20th century collectors entranced with the idea of the rural everyman as both a historic ideal and a source of aesthetic inspiration. Drawn from the renowned collections at the Fenimore Art Museum in Cooperstown, NY, this exhibitions highlights the ways that both aspects of this character drove important collectors to pursue objects for their historical resonance—painted portraits, genre scenes, and political emblems offering insight into bygone ways of life—and their aesthetic value—useful and decorative objects reflecting the simplified forms and stylized ornament appealing to a modern eye.

Location : Florence Griswold Museum
96 Lyme St
Old Lyme
(860) 434-5542


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