By Jessica Kendrick, Development and Marketing Associate
I spend a lot of time thinking about why you should donate to the Fenimore Art Museum. My ideas range from funny (our rooster weathervane is quite the comedi-hen!) to the ridiculous (please, please, please, I’m on my knees begging!) to the serious (we depend on the support from individuals like you to present the high-quality exhibitions and programs you enjoy).
But in reality, no matter how many reasons I come up with, it comes down to you. What do you love most about the Fenimore Art Museum? How much do you value having this gem of a museum in our community? Do you want to make a difference?
Your support is vital to our continued success. Your donation could pay for the fixtures to hang your favorite painting in next year’s feature exhibition American Impressionism: Paintings of Light and Life. Or, it could cover the costs of updating our Art Carts, allowing your kids or grandkids to touch and feel the materials used to create the art they see. The difference you can make might be in our ability to research the amusing story behind a folk-art painting and share it with you on this blog. The list goes on and on. The next time you are at the museum, look closely around you to see the real difference individuals just like you make. I see it every time I walk through the museum, and I hope you see it, too.
So, in conclusion, think about what your life would be like if the Fenimore was not here. Think about your favorite painting, exhibition, or program. Think about the fun, educational, delightful receptions, films, and discussions we offer. Now, don’t get distracted. Keep thinking about all your favorite things about the Fenimore and click on this link and make a donation to the museum right now! (Best viewed with Firefox or IE). Your gift can be large or small; the important thing is your willingness to invest in us. It will make a difference.