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A Visit to the Fenimore Art Museum

Sep 23, 2018 | Life at Ávila

We can’t help it—we love art, history and travel. When we can combine these three things, it’s an opportunity that we just can’t turn down! On September 15th, we took a trip to the Fenimore Art Museum in Cooperstown.

Our residents took advantage of the transportation we provided to this event, so they were able to sit back, relax and enjoy the ride. It’s a good thing, too—once we were there, they needed all that saved up energy to revel in the incredible beauty of the museum’s current exhibitions.

We were absolutely captivated by the photography of Imogen Cunningham. Not only did she cover an immense array of subject matter in her images, but she worked for over 70 years in a field that she loved! Being energetic, involved and active as you age is something we’re definitely familiar with. Imogen’s photographs were a wonderful inspiration!

At Avila, we’re no strangers to the outdoors, so we also connected with the 16 works by Thomas Cole. His landscape paintings are truly breathtaking. We couldn’t help but be reminded of the vistas we love so much in our own backyards.

And it wouldn’t really be a lesson in visual history without Alexander Hamilton. We had the privilege of seeing handwritten letters between Hamilton and Aaron Burr that led to their eventual confrontation.

Cooperstown in itself is a beautiful place, with lush green surroundings and the charm of upstate New York that we all know and love. It was a fantastic trip and we hope to return!

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Psssttt…we’ve been told that living at Avila is like being on vacation! If you’d like to see for yourself, you can schedule a tour today.