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American Perspectives

American Folk Art Museum

Online

https://folkartmuseum.org/exhibitions/american-perspectives/

Price

Free

Event Dates

May 22, 2020

May 29, 2020

Jun 05, 2020

Jun 12, 2020

Jun 19, 2020

Jun 26, 2020

Jul 03, 2020

When

Anytime

American Folk Art Museum

Everyone has a story to tell—a life lived, witness to and participant in events both private and shared. Such moments are captured by American folk and self-taught artists in powerful visual narratives that offer firsthand testimony to chapters in the unfolding story of America from its inception to the present. American Perspectives: Stories from the American Folk Art Museum Collection showcases more than seventy stellar works of folk and self-taught art from the museum’s premier collection. Beautiful, diverse, and truthful, the art illuminates the thoughts and experiences of individuals with an immediacy that is palpable and unique to these expressions.

The artworks are organized into four sections—Founders, Travelers, Philosophers, and Seekers—that respond to such themes as nationhood, freedom, community, imagination, opportunity, and legacy. Evocative visual juxtapositions and accessible contextual information further reveal the vital role that folk art plays as a witness to history, carrier of cultural heritage, and a reflection of the world at large through the eyes, heart, and mind of the artist.

Exhibition curator: Stacy C. Hollander

Learn more about works in the exhibition here

TELL FOLK ART A STORY ABOUT A DEFINING MOMENT IN YOUR LIFE.

If you could share one anecdote about yourself, your life, or your community/communities, what would it be? Record your thoughts here and submit for a chance to share your contribution. All are welcome to participate! Please keep submissions brief (250 words or less).