Free Admission Tuesday at American Folk Art Museum - see INFO below. The American Folk Art Museum is the premier institution devoted to the creative expressions of self-taught artists, past and present. Since 1961 the American Folk Art Museum has been shaping the understanding of art by the self-taught through its exhibitions, publications, and educational programs. As a center of scholarship and by showcasing the creativity of individuals whose singular talents have been refined through experience rather than formal artistic training, the museum considers the historical, social, and artistic context of American culture. Its collection includes more than seven thousand artworks dating from the eighteenth century to the present, from compelling portraits and dazzling quilts to powerful works by living self-taught artists in a variety of mediums. Below, left: Interior of John Leavitts Tavern (detail), Joseph Warren Leavitt (18041833), Chichester, New Hampshire, c. 1825, watercolor, ink, and pencil on paper, in original maple frame, 8 916 x 10 12 x 12 (framed), American Folk Art Museum, gift of Ralph Esmerian, 2005.8.5. Photo John Bigelow Taylor, New York. Below, center: Untitled (Idyllic Landscape with Children) (detail) (double-sided), Henry Darger (18921973), Chicago, mid-twentieth century, watercolor, pencil, carbon tracing, and collage on pieced paper, 24 x 106 12, museum purchase with funds generously provided by John and Margaret Robson, 2004.1.3. Kiyoko Lerner; photo by James Prinz.
January 22 @ 10:30am
where:Self-Taught Genius Gallery in Queens, 47-29 32nd Place, Long Island City, NY (map)
INFO:Admission is free. Phone: 212-595-9533