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  • Fall Gala 10/15 | American Folk Art Museum
    and self taught art and Executive Vice President and Creative Director of Men s Design Ralph Lauren Corporation The Leir Charitable Foundations accepted by Arthur Hoffman President Laura Parsons American Folk Art Museum Board Chair and art philanthropist Gala Chairs Karin and Jonathan Fielding Elizabeth and Irwin Warren Vice Chairs Charles Atkins Lawrence B Benenson Monty Blanchard and Leslie Tcheyan Joyce B Cowin Kendra and Allan Daniel Lucy and Mike Danziger Arlyn and Edward L Gardner Barbara Gordon and W Stephen Cannon Penny and Allan Katz Phyllis Kossoff Jo Carole and Ronald Lauder Lisa Quiroz and Guy Garcia Elisa and Peter Rapaport Peggy and Henry Schleiff Leslie Seeman and David Becker Darren Walker The Ford Foundation Paul Washington Sponsor Table 25 000 Prime table for ten guests Sponsor listing in the invitation benefit program press release and all Gala related materials All benefits of Corporate Museum membership for one year including eligibility to host a private event at the Museum with curatorial tour and champagne reception prominent Corporate Partner signage at the Museum and on the Museum website and membership benefits for all employees Private curatorial tour for 25 guests at the Museum Museum Membership for each guest at the table Leader Table 15 000 Table for ten guests Leader listing in the invitation benefit program press release and all Gala related materials Private curatorial tour for 10 guests at the Museum Museum Membership for each guest at the table Benefactor Table 10 000 Table for ten guests Benefactor listing in the invitation benefit program press release and all Gala related materials Private curatorial tour for 10 guests at the Museum Patron Ticket 2 500 Premium seating and Patron listing in all Gala related materials Supporter Ticket 1 500 limited availability Preferred seating Friend Ticket 1 000 limited availability Image

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  • the loss of Margaret Robson who was passionate about and collected works by self taught artists and served on the museum s Board of Trustees from 1998 to 2007 Read more From The Executive Director 01 Aug 2014 July August 2014 Self Taught Genius Treasures from the American Folk Art Museum soon takes to the road on its six city national tour Read more From The Executive Director 05 Jun 2014 June News Enthralling Intellectually provocative Works of staggering ambition These are just a few words that have been mentioned in regard to Self Taught Genius Treasures from the American Folk Art Museum Read more Field News 29 May 2014 Jacqueline Porret Forel 1916 2014 Charlotte Zander 1930 2014 and Monika Kinley 1925 2014 The Board of Trustees and staff of the museum are saddened to learn of the loss of esteemed colleagues in the field of art by the self taught Read more From The Executive Director 07 May 2014 May News Before I describe a recent amazing week I want to say a word about our neighbors the Museum of Arts and Design MAD and the Museum of Biblical Art Read more From The Executive Director 08 Apr 2014 April News It may come as a surprise to some of you that the history of art by the self taught is in many respects a relatively new field of discourse Read more From The Executive Director 07 Mar 2014 March News Happy spring Here is what is blooming at the American Folk Art Museum Read more From The Executive Director 06 Feb 2014 February News Recently the Museum acquired three beautiful works of art from Visual Grace Important American Folk Art from the Collection of Ralph O Esmerian Read more Museum News 05 Feb 2014 An Important Message from Dr Anne Imelda Radice Dr Anne Imelda Radice Executive Director is pleased to announce staff changes at the Museum that will greatly enhance its ability to move forward Read more From The Executive Director 08 Jan 2014 January News As the American Folk Art Museum launches into 2014 I want to pause to thank you for your continued support and trust and spotlight a few projects Read more From The Executive Director 06 Dec 2013 December 2013 I am pleased to report that the American Folk Art Museum is publishing more than 10 000 pages of original research and scholarship Read more Museum News 15 Nov 2013 Director Elected to Active Membership in Association of Art Museum Directors The Association of Art Museum Directors has elected Anne Imelda Radice PhD Executive Director of the American Folk Art Museum to active membership Read more From The Executive Director 08 Oct 2013 October 2013 The American Folk Art Museum celebrates the ingenuity and passion of an extraordinarily diverse group of artists Read more Museum News 13 Sep 2013 Institute of Museum and Library Services Grants Museum 137 462 The American Folk Art Museum has received a grant from the Institute of

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  • Upcoming | American Folk Art Museum
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  • more Field News 17 Nov 2015 Paul Laffoley 1935 2015 Read more Field News 30 Sep 2015 Ionel Talpazan 1955 2015 The museum is saddened to note the death of self taught artist Ionel Talpazan whose visionary artworks depict UFOs and deep space In the artist s own words his art is about the big mystery in life Read more Field News 16 Jun 2015 Nek Chand 1924 2015 The American Folk Art Museum notes with profound sadness the death of visionary artist Nek Chand whose multi acre creation Rock Garden lives on as a paradigm of art by the self taught Read more Field News 16 Sep 2014 Margaret Robson 1932 2014 The American Folk Art Museum records with sadness the loss of Margaret Robson who was passionate about and collected works by self taught artists and served on the museum s Board of Trustees from 1998 to 2007 Read more Field News 29 May 2014 Jacqueline Porret Forel 1916 2014 Charlotte Zander 1930 2014 and Monika Kinley 1925 2014 The Board of Trustees and staff of the museum are saddened to learn of the loss of esteemed colleagues in the field of art by the self taught Read

    Original URL path: http://folkartmuseum.org/news/home?category=22 (2016-02-14)
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  • International Museum Read more From The Executive Director 16 Jan 2015 January 2015 An exciting new publication will usher in the new year partnerships with the Outsider Art Fair and Metro Curates this month include celebratory events and a list of the compelling upcoming programs that shouldn t be missed Read more From The Executive Director 06 Nov 2014 November 2014 I am so very pleased to report on recent news from the fall Gala and upcoming events including an exciting digital initiative and the first ever FAB FOLK FEST Read more From The Executive Director 15 Oct 2014 September October 2014 Please share my pride in the American Folk Art Museum as I begin my third year as Executive Director Read more From The Executive Director 01 Aug 2014 July August 2014 Self Taught Genius Treasures from the American Folk Art Museum soon takes to the road on its six city national tour Read more From The Executive Director 05 Jun 2014 June News Enthralling Intellectually provocative Works of staggering ambition These are just a few words that have been mentioned in regard to Self Taught Genius Treasures from the American Folk Art Museum Read more From The Executive Director 07 May 2014 May News Before I describe a recent amazing week I want to say a word about our neighbors the Museum of Arts and Design MAD and the Museum of Biblical Art Read more From The Executive Director 08 Apr 2014 April News It may come as a surprise to some of you that the history of art by the self taught is in many respects a relatively new field of discourse Read more From The Executive Director 07 Mar 2014 March News Happy spring Here is what is blooming at the American Folk Art Museum Read more From The Executive Director 06 Feb 2014 February News Recently the Museum acquired three beautiful works of art from Visual Grace Important American Folk Art from the Collection of Ralph O Esmerian Read more From The Executive Director 08 Jan 2014 January News As the American Folk Art Museum launches into 2014 I want to pause to thank you for your continued support and trust and spotlight a few projects Read more From The Executive Director 06 Dec 2013 December 2013 I am pleased to report that the American Folk Art Museum is publishing more than 10 000 pages of original research and scholarship Read more From The Executive Director 08 Oct 2013 October 2013 The American Folk Art Museum celebrates the ingenuity and passion of an extraordinarily diverse group of artists Read more From The Executive Director 06 Sep 2013 September 2013 Bill Traylor Drawings from the High Museum of Art and the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts and Traylor in Motion Read more From The Executive Director 09 Jul 2013 July 2013 Summer began with excellent news the Henry Luce Foundation awarded the Museum 1 6 million for a major exhibition Read more From The Executive Director

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  • Director Elected to Active Membership in Association of Art Museum Directors The Association of Art Museum Directors has elected Anne Imelda Radice PhD Executive Director of the American Folk Art Museum to active membership Read more Museum News 13 Sep 2013 Institute of Museum and Library Services Grants Museum 137 462 The American Folk Art Museum has received a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services IMLS in the amount of 137 462 Read more Museum News 21 Jun 2013 Henry Luce Foundation Grants Museum 1 6 Million The Henry Luce Foundation in conjunction with its 75th anniversary initiative has awarded AFAM 1 6 million in funding Read more Museum News 19 Jun 2013 Sam Farber 1924 2013 The Board of Trustees and Staff of the American Folk Art Museum mourn the passing of our great friend and supporter Sam Farber Read more Museum News 11 Apr 2013 The building is not the Museum The Museum is not the building The museum is grateful for the attention and support of our friends loyal followers and those who are checking us out in light of recent news Read more Museum News 16 Jan 2013 Valérie Rousseau Appointed Curator of 20th Century and Contemporary Art Dr Anne Imelda Radice Executive Director today announced the appointment of Dr Valérie Rousseau as Curator of 20th Century and Contemporary Art Read more Museum News 05 Sep 2012 Anne Imelda Radice Appointed Director The Board of Trustees of the American Folk Art Museum today announced the appointment of Anne Imelda Radice as its new director Read more Museum News 10 Aug 2012 President s Letter Summer 2012 Friday August 3 was a truly special day at the American Folk Art Museum Read more Museum News 04 Jul 2012 Letter to the Editor The following

    Original URL path: http://folkartmuseum.org/news/home?category=21 (2016-02-14)
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  • News | American Folk Art Museum
    includes drawings large scale paintings stand alone sculptures and assemblages made from found objects energetically articulated on the surface Dial was born on a rural Alabama plantation in 1928 and worked as a machinist for a railroad car manufacturer for much of his life A celebrated self taught artist he invented a personal artistic vocabulary and created a powerful expressive and profound body of work that directly addressed some of the most pressing issues of his time Dial s work has been exhibited in major art museums and other venues since the 1990s and has been studied by many renowned scholars Largely affiliated with the Souls Grown Deep Foundation which published many of his books Dial wrote an autobiography titled Mr Dial Is A Man Looking For Something which can be read on the foundation website This outstanding work of art is currently on tour in the traveling exhibition Self Taught Genius Treasures from the American Folk Art Museum which opens February 26 at the New Orleans Museum of Art Image Thornton Dial Sr 1928 2016 Birds Got to Have Somewhere to Roost Alabama 2012 wood carpet scraps corrugated tin burlap nails and enamel on wood 61 1 4 x

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  • News | American Folk Art Museum
    more about this exhibition here Closer to home and coinciding with the Outsider Art Fair this month a compelling discussion on the role of otherworldly phenomena in art by the self taught will take place on Saturday January 23 at 4 pm Please join this conversation with noted scholars and artists for the Anne Hill Blanchard Annual Lecture titled Spiritual Technology Self Taught Artists Consider the Cosmos Other exciting education initiatives rolling out later this year include a workshop with a visiting artist and two major symposia Check the Museum s website and watch for upcoming announcements as we continue to present dynamic and thought provoking events that shed new light on art by the self taught Our innovative pipeline project is advancing funded by the Mellon Foundation it is a unique partnership with LaGuardia Community College Students come to AFAM and begin preparations for careers in museums This group is engaged in discovery of folk and self taught art while learning about career paths in museum work The idea is to open the field to a broader and more diverse pool of talent and to provide increased opportunities for those who might not otherwise know about or be able to consider career choices within the museum community The students have just completed the introductory phase of this program in which they participated in an overview of the history of folk art while touching on the many many contributions of artists known and anonymous Now they will work individually in specific museum departments with guidance and support from staff department heads A new CD produced by the same team that created our limited edition disc two years ago is still available Free Music Fridays Volume 2 also a limited edition is a sixteen song showcase that highlights many of the artists who have performed at our weekly Free Music Fridays evening salons This CD is exclusively available at the Museum Shop And we encourage you to check out a free Friday night concert if you re planning to stop by The Museum s research collections continue to advance Mimi Lester Rapaport Archivist has re housed thirty five archival collections and created finding aids The Rapaport Archivist is the Museum s first named position supported with generous funding from the Rapaport Family Foundation We have begun welcoming researchers to the library and archives on a limited basis and will be open to researchers by appointment in the next few months I am especially happy to report that we are now welcoming adult college and university groups for private guided tours at the Collections and Education Center gallery in Long Island City Queens where selected works from the permanent collection are displayed Currently on view are artworks from Politics NOT As Usual Quilts with Something to Say Tours at the Collections and Education Center are limited to fifteen participants for a one hour visit and are led by experienced gallery guides and Museum educators This is an unparalleled opportunity to view works

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