Finger Lakes Art Exhibition Opens March 30 at the Glenn Curtiss Museum

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An extensive exhibition of paintings, photography and sculpture highlighting aviation history and the Finger Lakes region will open at the Glenn Curtiss Museum in picturesque Hammondsport, NY on Friday, March 30 and remain open through Labor Day on Monday, September 3.

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"The scenic Finger Lakes provide a wonderful backdrop for a wide variety of esthetic expression... committed to canvas and other media by numerous artists."

An extensive exhibition of local artwork will be featured at the Glenn Curtiss Museum during the spring and summer months. “Glenn Curtiss’s Backyard – The Finger Lakes” opens on Friday, March 30 and will remain on display through Labor Day on Monday, September 3. The Museum is located at 8419 State Route 54 in Hammondsport.

The exhibition will include paintings, photography and sculpture highlighting aviation history and the beautiful Finger Lakes region. According to Executive Director Trafford Doherty, “The scenic Finger Lakes provide a wonderful backdrop for a wide variety of esthetic expression that has been beautifully committed to canvas and other media by numerous artists. This exhibition will showcase some of the very best of the exceptional art being produced in our region.”

Admission to the art exhibit is included in the regular Museum admission rate and entitles visitors to enjoy the entire collection of vintage and reproduction aircraft, bicycles, motorcycles and automobiles on display, as well as the local history exhibits. Admission fees are $8.50 for adults, $7.00 for seniors and $5.50 for children ages 7 to 18. Children 6 and under are admitted free. Families can take advantage of a special $25.00 admission package. The Museum is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily, with extended hours beginning on May 1.

About the museum

The Glenn H. Curtiss Museum is located in Hammondsport, NY (recently named the "Coolest Small Town" in America by Budget Travel magazine) in the scenic Finger Lakes Region of New York State and is home to a priceless collection relating to early aviation, bicycle and motorcycle transportation and local history. The Museum celebrates the life and accomplishments of Glenn Curtiss, who is remembered as the father of naval aviation and the founder of the American aircraft industry.

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