May 31 - September 03, 2022
PICTURING OTSEGO COUNTY IN 1937
AMERICAN IDEALS will be an exhibition featuring artwork by both Smithy Member Artists and invited Guest Artists.
In September 1937, Farm Security Administration photographer Arthur Rothstein came to Otsego County to document the construction of a new lumber mill and the people it would benefit. He additionally captured images of the Cooperstown area, creating photographs emphasizing hard work, family, rural values, and smalltown life.
Curated by: Dr. Cynthia Falk, Lynds Jones, Kim McCleary, Kimberly Rose, Alex Sniffen, and Carlene Bermann