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Fenimore Art Museum

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO: Test Your Science Knowledge 09-04-20
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 4

Test Your Science Knowledge

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SCIENCE TRIVIA – 7 – 9 p.m. Test your knowledge science with your friends or play solo with the A. J. Read Science Discovery Center. Registration required. 607-436-2011 or visit www.facebook.com/AJReadSDC/ for info.

COVID-19 TESTING – 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Stop in for free Covid Test with results in 15 minutes. Help stop the spread. Testing by appointment only. 3 locations in Oneonta. Oneonta Armory, 4 Academy St.; Foothills Performing Arts Center, 24 Market St.; St. James Church, 305 Main St. Call 833-NYSTRNG for an appointment.

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO: Jackie Robinson Day With Baseball Hall Of Fame 08-28-20
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, AUGUST 28

Jackie Robinson Day

At Baseball Hall Of Fame

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FIELD TRIP – 2 p.m. Celebrate Jackie Robinson Day and learn about this Hall of Fame infielder & Civil Rights Pioneer. Learn about Branch Rickey, the bigotry Robinson faced, his successes on & off the field, and his career after baseball in the Civil Rights Movement. Free, registration for Zoom conference required. Hosted by The Baseball Hall of Fame. Visit baseballhall.org/events/virtual-field-trip-Jackie-Robinson-Day?date=0

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO: Photography Golden Hour At The Farmers’ Museum 08-24-20
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for MONDAY, AUGUST 24

Photography Golden Hour

At The Farmers’ Museum

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PHOTO EXCURSION – 6 p.m. Join photographer Kevin Gray for a walk through the historic village during the Golden Hour at sunset, after the museum is closed to take gorgeous photos. Gray will provide tips on composition, lighting, camera techniques, more. Cost, $17/non-member. Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown. 607-547-1450 or visit www.facebook.com/farmersmuseum/

Art On Lake Viewers Vote ‘Hard Working Man’ As #1

Art On Lake Viewers Vote

‘Hard Working Man’ As #1

“A Hard Working Man” by Daniel Tennant
“Winter Light” by  Tatiana Rhinevault

COOPERSTOWN – A photo, “A Hard Working Man,” by Daniel K. Tennant of New Woodstock, won first place in the Viewers Choice Awards at The Fenimore Art Museum’s 13th annual Art By the Lake last weekend.

The virtual event offered online visitors the opportunity to vote on their favorite artwork, which determines the winners of the 2020 Viewer’s Choice Awards. Almost 4oo votes were cast.

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO: Children’s Virtual Photography Class 08-10-20
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for MONDAY, AUGUST 10

Children’s Virtual Photography Class

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PHOTOGRAPHY – 10 a.m. – Noon. Fun 3 day virtual photography class for children aged 9-12. Requires a webcam and internet connection to participate. Presented by Fenimore Art Museum. Visit www.facebook.com/fenimoreartmuseum/ for info.

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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO: Sculpture Exhibit At The Art Garage 08-07-20
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, AUGUST 7

Sculpture Exhibit At The Art Garage

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ART EXHIBIT – 4 – 7 p.m. Stop at airy gallery to view exhibit by local artist ‘George Hymas: Spontaneous & Deliberate. ’ Hymas uses visionary, colorful sculpture from castoffs like construction debris, twisted trees, spent bullets, more. The Art Garage, middle bay, 689 Beaver Meadow Rd., Cooperstown. 607-547-5327 or visit www.facebook.com/TheArtGarageCooperstown/

Keith Haring’s ‘Medusa’ Previews What’s To Come

Keith Haring’s ‘Medusa’

Previews What’s To Come

In a preview of what’s to come, Keith Haring’s “Medusa Head” (1986) has been hung on the second floor landing of The Fenimore Museum. His largest work it is just one of the more than 80 Haring prints and original artworks that will be on view in next year’s major exhibition at The Fenimore, “Keith Haring: Radiant Vision.” The exhibition is traveled by PAN ART Connections, Inc.
Albert Durer Arrives At Fenimore Museum

MASTER PRINTS EXHIBIT OPENS

Albrecht Dürer Arrives

At Fenimore Museum

“Albrecht Dürer: Master Prints” opens Tuesday, Aug. 11, at The Fenimore Museum.

COOPERSTOWN – “Albrecht Dürer: Master Prints,” featuring more than 30 woodblock prints and engravings by (or after) the German Renaissance master printmaker Albrecht Dürer (1471-1528), opens next Tuesday, Aug. 11, at The Fenimore Museum.

Dürer revolutionized the medium of printmaking in the late 15th and early 16th centuries. Trained as a goldsmith, the painter, etcher and draftsman was praised for compositional complexity and high level of naturalism he brought to his works.

He established an international reputation for his printmaking (woodblock prints and engravings).

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO: Children Learn Photography With The Fenimore Art Museum 07-27-20
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for MONDAY, JULY 27

Children Learn Photography

With The Fenimore Art Museum

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PHOTOGRAPHY – 10 a.m. – Noon. Fun 3 day virtual photography class for children aged 9-12. Requires a webcam and internet connection to participate. Presented by Fenimore Art Museum. Visit www.facebook.com/fenimoreartmuseum/ for info.

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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO: Virtual Performance ‘Loves Labors Lost’ 07-17-20
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, JULY 17

Virtual Performance

‘Loves Labors Lost’

14-19eventspageVIRTUAL THEATER – 7 p.m. New production of Shakespeare’s ‘Loves Labors Lost’ to stream live featuring ensemble of 17 actors from around the country. Loves Labors tells the story of the court of King Navarre as they swear off women to focus on their studies, only for a French Princess to arrive for a state visit, prompting all of them to fall in love with her. Presented by the Glimmer Globe Theater at The Fenimore Art Museum. Visit www.facebook.com/fenimoreartmuseum/ for info.

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO: Independence Day Boat Parade 07-04-20
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, JULY 4

Independence Day Boat Parade

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BOAT PARADE – 3 p.m. Get out for the annual ‘We Love Our Lake’ decorated boat parade. This years theme ‘Lets Celebrate – It’s The 4th Of July.’ All boats welcome from human powered to motor powered and all in between. Participants are reminded to practice social distancing. Parade assembles at 3 Mile Point and proceeds on West Side of the Lake to Lakefront Park, Cooperstown. 518-542-6630 or visit otsegolakeassociation.org for info.

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO: Farmers’, Fenimore Art Museum Open For Independence Day Holiday 07-03-20
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, JULY 3

Farmers’, Fenimore Museums

Open For Holiday Weekend

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MUSEUMS OPEN – 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Farmers’ Museum & Fenimore Art Museum plan opening for holiday weekend featuring safety precautions, limited admission. Farmers’ Museum, Fenimore Art Museum, St. Rt. 80, Cooperstown. 607-547-1450 or visit www.farmersmuseum.org/reopen2020/

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