Sendak, Wyeth, Button exhibits coming to NY museum


‘Central-Park, Winter, The Skating Pond,’ 1862, Currier and Ives (publisher), Lyman W. Atwater, lithographer (1835–1891), after Charles Parsons (1821–1910). Hand-colored lithograph. Collection of Dick Button.


COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) – The Fenimore Art Museum’s 2017 schedule of 11 new exhibits includes artwork by Maurice Sendak and Andrew Wyeth and a display of art and memorabilia from Olympic figure skating champion Dick Button.

The Cooperstown museum’s season opens April 1 with eight exhibits, including “The Art of Figure Skating through the Ages: The Dick Button Collection.” Button won gold medals at the Winter Games in 1948 and ’52 and was a five-time world champion during that span before going on to a long career as a network TV skating commentator.

His ice skating art collection includes 17th-century Dutch paintings, costumes, photographs and antique skates.

Sendak, creator of the popular children’s book Where the Wild Things Are, will be featured in an exhibit starting April 1.

The Wyeth exhibit opens May 27.

Copyright 2017 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

AP-WF-02-01-17 0538GMT