An exhibition at the Museum of Fine Arts offers a reappraisal of the institution’s foundational folk art collection
Formal, academic rigor is not the point here; curiosity, wonder, and enchantment are
For those who know and love the same kind of art as the Fieldings, but can’t make it to the Huntington, a new book about their collection should go some way toward satisfying your interest
New scholarship offers insights into the life of the elusive early American artist Mary B. Tucker
Vestiges & Verse at the American Folk Art Museum
As part of the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum’s continuing celebration of the sixtieth anniversary of its founding, a new showcase of some fifty pieces from the museum’s permanent collection has been mounted for a long-term exhibition titled America’s Folk Art.
Is it so surprising that New York has long been a center for folk and outsider art? From Electra Havemeyer Webb, founder of the Shelburne Museum, who started out in the glossy precincts of Park Avenue in the 1940s to Monty Blanchard, current president of the American Folk Art Museum, whose Tribeca loft is a geyser of the self-taught, the …