Thursday, Nov 5, 2020 at 11:30am
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Exhibition curator: Stacy C. Hollander
In American Perspectives, explore powerful visual narratives that offer firsthand testimony to chapters in the unfolding story of America from its inception to the present. This exhibition showcases more than seventy stellar works of folk and self-taught art from the museum’s collection. Beautiful, diverse, and truthful, the art illuminates the thoughts and experiences of individuals with an immediacy that is palpable and unique to these expressions. The artworks are organized into four sections—Founders, Travelers, Philosophers, and Seekers— and respond to such themes as nationhood, freedom, community, imagination, opportunity, and legacy. Evocative visual juxtapositions and accessible contextual information further reveal the vital role that folk art plays as a witness to history, carrier of cultural heritage, and a reflection of the world at large through the eyes, heart, and mind of the artist.
Exhibition Date: February 11, 2020 – January 3, 2021
Admission is always free.
Wednesday, Nov 18, 2020 at 7:00pm Eastern Time
WEBINAR hosted by Chinatown Manpower (conducted in Mandarin Chinese)
Tuesday, Oct 20, 2020 at 7:30pm Eastern Time
Wednesday, Oct 21, 2020 at 5:30pm Eastern Time
Streaming online via One Day University