Paul D'Ambrosio

Adjunct Professor, American Art
President and CEO, NYSHA
Ph.D. Boston University
M.A. SUNY Oneonta, Cooperstown Graduate Program
B.A. SUNY Cortland

Paul S. D’Ambrosio is President and CEO of Fenimore Art Museum and The Farmers’ Museum, Inc. in Cooperstown, N. Y. Dr. D’Ambrosio holds a Master of Arts in Museum Studies from the Cooperstown Graduate Program and a Ph. D. in American Studies from Boston University. He has curated numerous exhibitions in the United States and Europe, delivered lectures, and published articles on the subjects of American art and American folk art. In 1987, he co-authored Folk Art’s Many Faces: Portraits in the Fenimore Art Museum, and in 2001, Dr. D’Ambrosio authored Ralph Fasanella’s America, a book on the life and works of folk artist Ralph Fasanella, the subject of his Ph.D. dissertation. He has been an Adjunct Professor in the Cooperstown Graduate Program since 1984, and has produced catalogues and organized the exhibitions A Deaf Artist in Early America: The Worlds of John Brewster, Jr.; Grandma Moses: Grandmother to the Nation; America’s Rome: Artists in the Eternal City, 1800-1900; Artist and Visionary: William Matthew Prior Revealed; American Folk Art, Lovingly Collected, (at the Worcester Art Museum) and The Instruction of Young Ladies: Arts from Private Girls’ Schools and Academies in Early America.