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Wednesday, 07 May 2014 11:37

Upstate New York is Home to a Number of Impressive Art Collections

Winslow Homer's 'Moonlight,' 1874. Winslow Homer's 'Moonlight,' 1874. Fenimore Art Museum via Arkell Museum

Winslow Homers in the shadow of a defunct Beech-Nut baby food plant. A Rembrandt, Picasso, Rubens and Renoir up the hill from a paper mill. The founder of the Hudson River School vying for attention amid baseball memorabilia and old farm machinery.

There are plenty of treasures to be found among the collections of lesser-known, off-the-beaten-path art museums dotting upstate New York. But they're well worth the trek for anyone looking for great art in unexpected places, whether it's the rolling, bucolic countryside typical of many areas or the industrial grittiness of riverside mill towns.

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