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An exhibition at the High Museum of Art honors great self-taught artists of the American South
The exhibition only has sixteen works on view, yet it seems much larger. Each object has such vitality and presence: from a North Carolina quilt across which five stylized coral snakes wriggle, to a mid-nineteenth-century walnut framed pie safe from Tennessee with ebulliently painted and perforated doors, to an 1858 alkaline-glazed stoneware jar made, signed, inscribed, and dated by David Drake, the famed potter of the Edgefield District of South Carolina.
This summer, three notable exhibitions around the country present wonderful selections of … call it what you will: folk art, self-taught art, craft, or just plain “art.”
The man who, more than any other, gave visual expression to American life during the Great Depression was not a painter, but a photographer who originally wanted to be a writer. As surely as Aubrey Beardsley’s graphic mastery defined London in the mauve nineties, Walker Evans’s stark photographs remain the most powerful and enduring images of America in its time …
This short list of notable acquisitions began with a request to decorative arts curators in major American museums to choose and discuss a favorite recent gift or purchase. Raphaelle Peale’s Still Life with Strawberries and Ostrich Egg Cup has come to the Seattle Art Museum from the estate of Ruth J. Nutt, well known to collectors of American silver for the …
The High Museum of Art appoints a new Margaret and Terry Stendt Curator of American Art
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