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Critical Tours at the American Folk Art Museum

Nov 15, 2017
For art lovers interested in thought-provoking experiences, The American Folk Art Museum hosts Critical Walk-through tours to coincide with each exhibit. This program allows museum guests to engage with alternative perspectives to the works on view. The 40-minute guided tours include conversations with artists, scholars, and curators, providing an intimate opportunity to gain perspective on and interact with the central themes and histories found in the artwork. 
 
For the current exhibit at the American Folk Art Museum, War & Pieced, which showcases complex quilts made by men using military fabrics, there are two upcoming Critical Walk-throughs to attend before the exhibit closes on Sunday, January 7. The first is on Thursday, November 30 from 6:00pm to 7:00pm which will be led by  Quilter Katherine Knauer and will explore the relationship between quilts, politics, remembrance, and war. The second will take place on Wednesday, December 13 from 6:30pm to 7:30pm and will be led by Contemporary artist Hank Willis Thomas, who will discuss his We the People series, in which he transforms prison uniforms into handmade quilts, and how it relates to art on display. 
 
Each program is limited to 25 individuals and tickets are required. Ticket prices vary between discussions but typically range between $5 and $8. 
 
 
Image credit: Hungarian Soldier's Intarsia Quilt, artist unidentified