Fenimore Art Museum in Cooperstown will have virtual guided excursions of its holiday getaway exhibit “Decking the Halls” this month.
The exhibit, showcasing ornaments, cards, tunes and pictures from the Cooperstown-area museum’s collections showcasing the historical past of holiday break traditions, opened Saturday, Dec. 5. and will be on display screen via Dec. 31.
The 30-moment courses, presented on line by way of Zoom, will feature a strolling movie tour of the show with an in-depth discussion on the artifacts, followed by a live dilemma-and-response session with Supervisor of Arts Education Kevin Gray.
The exhibit addresses inquiries this sort of as “Where did the legend of Santa Claus come from?” and “Have we often sung the very same carols at the holiday seasons?” and also looks at Cooperstown’s neighborhood traditions, which include the writings of Susan Fenimore Cooper, which convey to of villagers decorating for the holiday seasons as much back as the 1840s, according to a media release from the museum. Artwork that reflects the “spirit and comfort” of the holiday period will also be on display screen.
The on line excursions will be available at 2 p.m. Mondays and Tuesdays, Dec. 14, 15, 21, 22, 28 and 29. There is no charge for the excursions but donations of $5 are requested to assist Fenimore present long run on the internet packages. Registration is expected. Check out FenimoreArt.org or Eventbrite.com to sign up. A url and guidance will be emailed the morning of the tour.
Fenimore Artwork Museum is at 5798 Condition Route 80 and is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays by way of Saturdays via Dec. 31, except Christmas Day.