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  • Making the Invisible, Visible: Willem van Genk's Mapping of Modern Life | American Folk Art Museum
    taught and art brut American Folk Art Museum Patrick Allegaert curator Museum Dr Guislain Ben Katchor artist and MacArthur Fellow and artist Keith Mayerson Dan Mazur moderated the discussion Image UNTITLED WORLD AIRPORT Willem van Genk 1927 2005 The Hague Netherlands 1965 mixed media on assembled millboards 44 3 4 x 46 3 4 collection Foundation Willem van Genk Museum Dr Guislain Ghent 210302106 Photo by Guido Suykens Ghent Gallery

    Original URL path: http://folkartmuseum.org/programs/making-the-invisible-visible-willem-van-genks-mapping-of-modern-life/?ID=7454 (2016-02-14)
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  • Perspectives on the Work and Thoughts of George Widener 7/29/14 | American Folk Art Museum
    of Medicine It will explore the scientific and artistic aspects of George Widener s creations two of which are on view in Self Taught Genius Treasures from the American Folk Art Museum as well as his prodigious memory and mathematical abilities Image FUNERAL FOR TITANIC detail George Widener b 1962 Ohio 2007 ink on paper napkin 48 x 68 1 8 gift of the artist 2007 18 1 Photo by

    Original URL path: http://folkartmuseum.org/programs/perspectives-on-the-work-and-thoughts-of-george-widener/?ID=6997 (2016-02-14)
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  • The Roots of Self-Taught Genius | American Folk Art Museum
    American Folk Art Museum and shared new discoveries about select artworks in the exhibition Image JAMES BLAKESLEE REYNOLDS attributed to Reuben Moulthrop 1763 1814 West Haven Connecticut c 1788 oil on canvas 45 1 4 x 36 gift of Ralph Esmerian 2013 1 2 Photo by John Parnell Gallery Visitors Location Hours Tours Exhibitions Calendar About Us Families Community Access Shop Researchers Library Archives Explore the Collection Exhibition History Publications

    Original URL path: http://folkartmuseum.org/programs/lecture/?ID=7011 (2016-02-14)
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  • New Discoveries in Pennsylvania German and Germanic Folk Art | American Folk Art Museum
    culture used objects featured in Self Taught Genius to explore the relationship between fraktur and painted furniture She also presented new research on fraktur artist David Cordier and discussed how the technical study of fraktur in collaboration with scientists and conservators is enabling new insights to emerge Image BIRTH RECORD FOR HANA OBERHOLTZER detail David Cordier active c 1805 1820 Miami River Valley Southwestern Ohio 1816 watercolor and ink on

    Original URL path: http://folkartmuseum.org/programs/new-discoveries-in-pennsylvania-german-and-germanic-folk-art/?ID=6642 (2016-02-14)
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  • Self-Taught Genius: A Full-Day Symposuim | American Folk Art Museum
    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 Keynote Lecture ADAM GOPNIK Moderator ANDREI CODRESCU Morning Session American Origins Originals STACY C HOLLANDER Breaking the Rules of Art Genius and the Emergence of the Self Taught Artist DARRIN M MCMAHON Life Liberty and the Pursuit of Genius WILLIAM D MOORE Limning Belief Freemasons Shakers and Adventists LYNETTE SPILLMAN Freedom Progress and Diversity in American Identity Narratives Afternoon Session Alternative Paths VALÉRIE ROUSSEAU The Oblique Angle When the Self Taught Artist Shapes the World CAELAN MYS Coffee Cans Cardboard Clay Concrete and Chicken Bones Constructions for the Kingdom Exploring the Work of Eugene Von Bruenchenhein ALISSA QUART Republic of Outsiders DAN P MCADAMS The Redemptive Self Stories Americans Live By Image GIFT DRAWING THE TREE OF LIGHT OR BLAZING TREE Hannah Cohoon 1788 1864 Hancock Massachusetts 1845 ink pencil and gouache on paper 16 x 20 7 8 American Folk Art Museum gift of Ralph Esmerian 2013 1 3 Photo courtesy Sotheby s New York Gallery Visitors Location Hours Tours Exhibitions Calendar About Us

    Original URL path: http://folkartmuseum.org/programs/self-taught-genius-full-day-symposuim/?ID=6658 (2016-02-14)
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  • Interplay: Art and Fashion | American Folk Art Museum
    Art University of Southampton Amy Fine Collins Special Correspondent Vanity Fair Thierry Maxime Loriot Independent Curator Curator of The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk 2011 2014 Lucy Sykes Fashion Director and Author Public programs are supported by Joyce Berger Cowin The Coby Foundation Ltd public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council New York

    Original URL path: http://folkartmuseum.org/programs/interplay-art-and-fashion/?ID=7026 (2016-02-14)
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  • Museum Career Internship Program | American Folk Art Museum
    museum departments such as curatorial library and archives education publications and website development and collections From September through December students participate in an Introduction to Folk and Self Taught Art course involving close looking and discussion of artworks reading and writing assignments hands on art workshops excursions in the field guest presentations by professionals in the arts and a final independent project presentation From January through early June students are matched with a museum department for their internship while continuing to participate in weekly group meetings occasional off site trips and workshops all designed to create opportunities for professional development and a deeper understanding of careers in the arts Eight students participate in the program each year Students nominated by LaGuardia Community College faculty submit a cover letter and résumé before interviewing at the museum s Collections and Education Center in Long Island City Queens Students meet twice a week at the center and receive school credit and a grade in addition to being paid for their time This program is funded by a grant from the Andrew W Mellon Foundation To learn more contact Natalie Beall Education Specialist at 212 595 9533 ext 383 or nbeall folkartmuseum org SUPPORT

    Original URL path: http://folkartmuseum.org/resources/museum-career-internship-program/ (2016-02-14)
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  • American Folk Art Museum - New York City
    s collections archives library and a new roster of limited edition public programs Workshops Dialogue Studio Hooked Rugs Participate in an in gallery discussion with a museum educator on hooked rugs featured in the current exhibition followed by a demonstration and an interactive hands on workshop with artist Norma Batastini Drawing on motifs from the exhibition participants will make a hooked rug sampler No prior experience is necessary all materials are provided Thursday February 18 Publications Mystery and Benevolence Catalog Enigmatic evocative and often simply strange the iconic art and objects showcased in the current exhibition relate the beauty of fraternal teachings through a potent combination of highly charged imagery esoteric forms and symbolic meaning The exhibition and fully illustrated publication explore the fascinating visual landscape of fraternal culture through works of art from the late eighteenth through the mid twentieth centuries American Folk Art Museum celebrates art by the self taught is a place of discovery is a center of scholarship is free for all visitors Learn About the Museum Participate in a Program See What s Currently on View New Upcoming Performances Free Music Fridays Anana Kaye Shawan and the Wonton and Jessi Robertson Shawan and the Wonton photo by Stephen Cavrich Friday February 19 Free Access Folk Art Reflections For individuals with Alzheimer s and related dementias Thursday March 3 Free Become a member Members provide vital support for the museum s exhibitions and educational programs Special Events Mystery and Benevolence Bash Dance the night away surrounded by beautiful and highly symbolic fraternal art while decked out in nineteenth century era clothes Wednesday May 4 Traveling Exhibition Self Taught Genius Treasures from the American Folk Art Museum Opens February 26 at the New Orleans Museum of Art Become a member Members provide vital support for the museum

    Original URL path: http://folkartmuseum.org/index.php?p=folk&id=12357 (2016-02-14)
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