History Exhibit to be Presented at Trumansburg Conservatory of Fine Arts


“Trumansburg Conservatory of Fine Arts: Past, Present, Future” is a special exhibit which will commemorate their 40th anniversary, will be held in the main gallery of the Trumansburg Conservatory of Fine Arts (TCFA), February through March 2024. The opening will take place on Sunday, February 3, 2 to 4 p.m. This event is free and open to the public. Wine and light refreshments will be served. Weekend gallery hours will continue for the duration of the show, on Fridays 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Sundays from 1 to 5 p.m. The show runs through March 26.

Every year the Conservatory hosts five exhibits and “Trumansburg Conservatory of Fine Arts: Past, Present, Future” will kick off the 2024 exhibition calendar. It will consist of historic documents, photographs, diagrams, architectural plans/renderings, and video. Explanatory texts will accompany these images and a tie-in lecture will take place at the closing. The purpose of this exhibit is to highlight the significance of the conservatory from its inception as the First Baptist Church of Ulysses to its current role as a cultural center.

The show will be divided into three parts:

Part I: The Past will address the history of the 1851 building which is registered as a National and State landmark and is an outstanding example of Greek Revival architecture.

Part II: The Present will highlight our current arts programs within the context of our institutional mission created four decades ago at the founding of the Conservatory as a center of learning and culture.

Part III: The Future will explain the restoration project planned for 2025-26 as well as our capital campaign to fund the project resulting from a matching grant of $279,000 from New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA).



About the Conservatory

The Trumansburg Conservatory of Fine Arts provides affordable opportunities for exposure to the arts through education, collaboration, performance and exhibition, thereby enriching the quality of life in our community. The Conservatory is supported in part by grants from Tompkins County Tourism, The Nelson B. Delavan Foundation and the Community Foundation of Tompkins County. Additionally programming at TCFA is made possible by Trumansburg Education Foundation and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature. Visit us at TCFA.live


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