I spent several hours yesterday at the Fenimore Art Museum in Cooperstown giving a talk to the staff and docents about my work and the paintings hanging in my current exhibit at the museum. Many thanks to Maria Vann and the staff there for making me feel so welcome and for their many questions and comments. They are a really impressive group of professionals who make the Fenimore a world-class facility and I was honored to be able to talk with them.
There was also news yesterday at the Fenimore about one of the other exhibits that is currently on display, Artist & Visionary: William Matthew Prior Revealed. This is the first retrospective exhibit that focuses solely on William Matthew Prior, the great 19th century folk portraitist and features more than 40 examples of his work. Yesterday, it was featured in a review in the Wall Street Journal written by Lee Rosenbaum.
It’s a great show that I encourage anybody within range to take in before it closes at the end of the year. For a real in-depth peek Rosenbaum has also posted an interview with Fenimore president and CEO, Paul D’Ambrosio. His insights into the works really bring them and Prior to life.