Food for Thought – Ralph Fasanella: Americans Unseen


Join Paul D’Ambrosio, President and CEO of Fenimore Art Museum, for a special box lunch and a discussion of the work of important American folk artist Ralph Fasanella in this special tour of the exhibit, Ralph Fasanella: Americans Unseen.

Ralph Fasanella (1914-1997) is best known for his large, dynamic paintings of American politics and urban life that include crowds of people involved in struggle, protest, or celebration. These crowds, however, are mostly made up of many individuals whom the artist knew personally. Fasanella’s portraits are a lesser-known body of work, but are in fact, the building blocks for his famous works. This exhibition, the first of its kind, explores Fasanella’s portrait-making as a vital tool for staying connected with people in an intimate, emotional, personal way, in order to give meaning to their collective actions in society at large. It includes more than two dozen works spanning more than thirty years.

Image: Ralph Fasanella (American, 1914-1997) Antoinette in Studio, 1975, Oil on Canvas, Courtesy of Gina Mostrando and Marc Fasanella

$25 members; $30 non-members

Masking may be required to attend this program. However, due to the ever-evolving nature of the COVID-19 situation, protocol may be changed in the future. Please come prepared with a mask in the event that they are required. We thank you for understanding and helping us keep our visitors and staff safe.

Wednesday, September 14, 2022
12:30 pm — 2:00 pm (1h 30′)

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