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Virtual Zoom Tour: Elegant New York - Historical Garments made in NY

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A virtual Zoom tour, with live narration, of the special exhibition, Elegant New York.

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Elegant New York displays the taste and elegance of denizens and dressmakers of New York City and upstate through the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, a trend that has made the city a national and worldwide center of fashion.

New York City, home to many of the wealthiest families in nineteenth and early twentieth century America, had its own high-end dressmaking establishments that could compete with the internationally famous houses of couture. Even small cities and towns across the state supported dozens of small-time dressmakers, whose work often met a very high standard.

This special virtual Zoom tour of the exhibition will be led by Cassidy Percoco, Collections Manager of Fenimore Art Museum and The Farmers' Museum. She will host a live Q&A session following the approximately 20 minute tour.

Zoom is required on your computer or mobile device to join this program. The link and password needed to access the tour will be provided via email on the morning of the date of the tour.

Fenimore Art Museum offers these tours free of charge, but we ask that you consider a donation ($10 suggested) in order for us to continue to offer quality programming to you via Zoom. Thank you!

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Nestled on the western shore of Otsego Lake, housed in an elegant 1930s neo-Georgian mansion, the Fenimore Art Museum presents a perspective on the heritage and history of America through art.

The beauty of the museum setting is matched by the quality of the collections it houses, including some of the nation’s finest examples of American landscape, history and genre paintings, American folk art, photography and American Indian art.

William Sidney Mount, Thomas Cole, Gilbert Stuart, Benjamin West, E.L. Henry, Eastman Johnson, Thomas Waterman, John Wesley Jarvis, Grandma Moses and Ralph Fasanella are all represented in the museum’s holdings.

The Fenimore Art Museum is dedicated to integrating history with art history and including under-appreciated genres, primarily American folk art and American Indian art, in a broad and progressive American canon. The Fenimore Art Museum seeks to honor the extraordinary ability of ordinary people to shape American culture.

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