The First Art Newspaper on the Net   Established in 1996 United States Monday, July 22, 2019


"Self-Taught Genius: Treasures from the American Folk Art Museum" opens in New York
The Pile of Andrius (#67)

Eugene Von Bruenchenhein (1910–1983), Milwaukee, Wisconsin, December 31, 1954. Oil on corrugated cardboard, 13 x 15 1/2". Collection American Folk Art Museum, New York. Gift of Lewis and Jean Greenblatt, 2000.1.24. Photo by John Parnell, New York.


NEW YORK, NY.- A groundbreaking exhibition originated by the American Folk Art Museum is on view from May 13 through August 17, 2014, at the Museum (2 Lincoln Square) before it embarks on a six-city US tour through early 2017. Self - Taught Genius: Treasures from the American Folk Art Museum posits an original premise that considers the changing implications of self-taught in the United States from a deeply entrenched and widespread culture of self-education in the early national period to its usage today to describe artists working outside the art historical canon and often in isolated circumstances. A fully-illustrated color catalog with essays by the curators, published by the American Folk Art Museum and Marquand Books, accompanies the exhibition. A website about the exhibition can be found at www.selftaughtgenius.org.

“This exhibition serves as a landmark,” commented Anne-Imelda Radice, Ph.D., Executive Director, “by locating the genesis of a field that has grown and become even more complex than ever before, and by clarifying its scope and substance. Self - Taught Genius: Treasures from the American Folk Art Museum provides new insight into the critical role of artists all-too-often overlooked.”

The exhibition and the national tour of Self - Taught Genius: Treasures from the America n Folk Art Museum are made possible by generous funding from the Henry Luce Foundation as part of its 75th anniversary initiative.

Commented Dr. Michael Gilligan, president of the Foundation: “For 75 years, the Henry Luce Foundation has fostered scholarship, innovation, and leadership—also attributes of the American Folk Art Museum. We are proud to sponsor a national tour of their exemplary collection that represents distinctive American creativity.”

Developed and organized by Deputy Director for Curatorial Affairs, Chief Curator, and Director of Exhibitions Stacy C. Hollander and Curator of Art of the Self-Taught and Art Brut Valérie Rousseau, Ph.D., the exhibition will highlight the roles of self-taught artists as figures central to the shared history of America whose contributions to the national life and conversation are paramount.

Some 100 works by a diverse group of artists, dating from the mid-18th through the early-21st century, and representing more than 50 years of institutional collecting, are be on view. These include: Girl in Red Dress with Cat and Dog, c. 1830-1835, an oil on canvas by Ammi Phillips (1788-1865); The Encyclopedic Palace of the World, c. 1950s, a towering model designed by Marino Auriti (1891-1980) for a new museum meant to hold all of human discovery in every field, which has most recently been on loan to the 2013 Venice Biennale where it served as the centerpiece of the international fair; Flag Gate, c. 1876, a once-working gate by an unidentified artist to celebrate the nation’s centennial, which was a donation to the Museum in 1962 and its first acquisition; a 6’-wide paneled watercolor, and various bound and unbound volumes of the writings of Henry Darger (1892-1973), whose archive was established at the Museum in 2000; an exquisitely stitched Whig Rose and Swag Border Quilt, c. 1850, made by unidentified slaves on the Morton Plantation in Russellville, Kentucky; the monumental Mother Symbolically Represented/The Kathredal, 1936, an ink rendering on rag paper by Achilles Rizzoli (1896-1981), who loved to play with words, and frequently used anagrams, acronyms, and neologisms in his work; works by Morris Hirschfield (1872-1946); Sister Gertrude Morgan (1900-1980); Horace Pippin (1888-1946); Martín Ramírez (1895-1963); Judith Scott (1943-2005); Mary T. Smith (c. 1904-1995); and other artists from many parts of the country, working in such media as drawing, painting, textiles, bones, wood, and ceramics, and more.





Today's News

May 13, 2014

Centre Pompidou opens major exhibition of the work of French artist Martial Raysse

Exhibition at Wilton House pays tribute to the life and work of photographer Cecil Beaton

Celebrated artists Ilya and Emilia Kabakov present "The Strange City" at Monumenta 2014

Degas/Cassatt exhibition reveals new information about relationship of two Impressionists

Exhibition of recent paintings and sculptures by Glenn Brown opens at Gagosian New York

Thomas J. Lax appointed Associate Curator in MoMA's Department of Media and Performance Art

Exhibition traces Dante Gabriel Rossetti's obsession with his chief muse Jane Morris

Whyte's to offer outstanding works, several never before seen at auction, on 26 May

Apollo Bangs Dionysus: Qiu Xiaofei's first solo show at Pace Gallery opens in Beijing

Prune Nourry presents her army of "Terracotta Daughters" at Le Centquatre

Denver Art Museum opens exhibition chronicling the American West in Bronze, 1850-1925

"Nicolás Leiva: Infinite Cycle Under Fire" opens at Ruiz-Healy Art in San Antonio

Privately owned for 140 years, Bouguereau portrait sells at Bonhams New York

Exhibition displaying the recent work of Kamal Boullata opens at Meem Gallery

"Self-Taught Genius: Treasures from the American Folk Art Museum" opens in New York

"Fathoms" by Aaron Nagel opens at Lyons Wier Gallery in New York

Exhibition includes highlights of one of the best collections of contemporary glass in the United States

Spring exhibitions open at the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey

Solo exhibition of monumental sculptures by Jean-Michel Othoniel opens at Galerie Perrotin in Hong Kong

First museum exhibition to examine rich interplay of jewelry and photography opens

Sotheby's Hong Kong announces the May series of Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art Sale

Sense Objects: The work of Leah Beeferman and Stephen Vitiello, viewed and heard together

Most Popular Last Seven Days



1.- Original 'Star Wars' creators lift lid on special effects challenges

2.- Lost '$170 million Caravaggio' snapped up before French auction

3.- Mansell's 'Red Five' on pole for Bonhams sale

4.- Impressionism's 'forgotten woman' shines in new Paris show

5.- Sotheby's to auction the best-surviving NASA videotape recordings of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing

6.- Exhibition explores Dutch and Spanish painting of the 16th and 17th centuries

7.- Cyprus discovers 'first undisturbed Roman shipwreck'

8.- Sotheby's unveils 'Treasures from Chatsworth' with Leonardo Da Vinci drawing, Lucian Freud portraits, and more

9.- Infamous botched art restoration in Spain gets makeover

10.- 1958 Gibson Flying V Korina played by Dave Davies to grab center stage in Heritage Auctions' sale



Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .

 

Founder:
Ignacio Villarreal
Editor & Publisher:Jose Villarreal - Consultant: Ignacio Villarreal Jr.
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez


Royalville Communications, Inc
produces:

ignaciovillarreal.org avemariasound.org juncodelavega.com facundocabral-elfinal.org
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
Hommage
to a Mexican poet.
Hommage
       

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site
Tell a Friend
Dear User, please complete the form below in order to recommend the Artdaily newsletter to someone you know.
Please complete all fields marked *.
Sending Mail
Sending Successful