Fenimore Art Museum
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Fenimore Art Museum is dedicated to welcoming and connecting people to our shared cultural heritage through exhibitions and programs that provoke, delight, and inspire.
The Eugene and Clare Thaw Collection of American Indian Art at Fenimore Art Museum in Cooperstown, New York, is widely recognized as one of the most significant collections of American Indian art in the world. The Thaws began to collect these artworks in 1987 after they established a residence in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Thaw, a distinguished art dealer, and his wife, lifelong collectors, have formed a number of major collections in widely diverse fields, and enriched many museums and cultural