New York: Exhibition features self-taught artists

 
 
Phrenological Head

Asa Ames (1823–1851)

Evans, New York

c. 1850

Paint on wood

16 3/8 x 13 x 7 1/8"

Collection American Folk Art Museum, New York

Bequest of Jeanette Virgin, 1981.24.1

Photo by John Parnell, New York
Phrenological Head Asa Ames (1823–1851) Evans, New York c. 1850 Paint on wood 16 3/8 x 13 x 7 1/8" Collection American Folk Art Museum, New York Bequest of Jeanette Virgin, 1981.24.1 Photo by John Parnell, New York
Phrenological Head by Asa Ames / American Folk Art Museum

Manhattan’s American Folk Art Museum is celebrating the creativity of artists with no formal training in a wide-ranging exhibition called Self-Taught Genius. Featuring 100 works dating from the mid-18th century to the present, the paintings, quilts, ceramics, textiles, duck decoys and weather vanes were produced by often-overlooked artists from all walks of life. It runs through Aug. 17 in New York before going on a three-year, six-city tour that includes a stop at the Tampa Museum of Art.

Details: www.folkartmuseum.org or 212-595-9533

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