2011 Americana Symposium: Inspired Traditions
September 30, 2011 | October 1, 2011
Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown, New York
This fall the Fenimore Art Museum introduced a new program, the Americana Symposium, an annual event that will bring together leading scholars and experts on American history, art, and culture. Each year presenters will use the exhibits and collections of the Fenimore Art Museum and The Farmers’ Museum to explore the exciting world of Americana. In addition to scholarly presentations, the symposia may include in-depth object examinations, workshops on preservation and collecting, and opportunities to meet and learn from other participants.
The 2011 Americana Symposium was held on September 30 and October 1 to coincide with the opening of the exhibition Inspired Traditions: Selections from Jane Katcher Collection of Americana at the Fenimore Art Museum and the publication of a new book, Expressions of Innocence and Eloquence, Selections from the Jane Katcher Collection of Americana, Vol. II, from Marquand Books. Presenters included Jane Katcher, Paul S. D’Ambrosio, Eva Fognell, Robin Jaffee Frank, Richard Miller, David A. Schorsch, Robert Shaw, Robert W. Willkins. They covered a wide range of topics that highlight themes and objects from the Jane Katcher Collection of Americana, as well as the folk art collections of the Fenimore Art Museum and The Farmers’ Museum.
Please call (607) 547-1461 if you have questions about the program.