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  • News | American Folk Art Museum
    Decade of Collecting Among the artworks on view will be important portraits by 19th century artists Ammi Phillips Jacob Maentel and the husband and wife team of Dr Samuel and Ruth Shute contemporary masters include James Castle Henry Darger and Martín Ramírez Admission is always free The Museum Shop which has always been a popular destination for those in the neighborhood as well as New York City residents and tourists will continue to stock items handcrafted in the folk tradition and books on folk and decorative arts Please check the website calendar for events such as the Wednesday Guitar Afternoon series Free Music Fridays and quilt related activities To contact the administrative office please call 212 265 1040 We are grateful for your loyal support and hope to see you all at the American Folk Art Museum at Lincoln Square We look forward to welcoming you Laura Parsons President Image STAR OF BETHLEHEM WITH SATELLITE STARS QUILT detail artist unidentified possibly Pennsylvania 1930 1950 cotton and blends 81 1 4 x 81 American Folk Art Museum gift of Mr and Mrs Frederick M Danziger 1985 4 1 LISTEN TO A JAZZ WEDNESDAYS PERFORMANCE Sunburst Quilt Probably Rebecca Scattergood Savery 1770

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  • News | American Folk Art Museum
    meaningful fiscal stability to the museum s annual operations have been effective but we have made little progress in raising the substantial funds necessary to satisfy the bond on our West 53rd Street building The constant burden of servicing and paying down this debt imperils the institution and distracts the museum s board and staff from our pursuit of programmatic excellence We believe that responsible stewardship of our collection prudent financial management and outstanding service to the public are of paramount importance After a lengthy and thorough review of our situation consultation with professional advisors and much soul searching the board has therefore decided to sell our building in order to eliminate the bond debt entirely and focus on these fundamental priorities The Museum of Modern Art which has right of first refusal on the property has agreed to acquire the building from us We can now concentrate on building a new future for the American Folk Art Museum We will reestablish our Lincoln Square space which for more than twenty years has been a lively venue for the museum s exhibitions and programs as our home and primary base of operations We are also exploring strategic partnerships with other cultural and educational organizations traveling exhibitions based on our collection and an enhanced online presence While we remain flexible in examining these possibilities we are firm in our commitment to maintaining the museum s collection and to presenting the exhibitions and public programs for which the museum is justly renowned We thank you for your continued assistance and support as we shape a new identity and a new operational model for the American Folk Art Museum We look forward to welcoming each of you to our reinvigorated home at Lincoln Square Laura Parsons President Image UNTITLED Eugene Von Bruenchenhein 1910

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  • News | American Folk Art Museum
    Social Press Search Search About News Visitors Location Hours Tours Exhibitions Calendar About Us Families Community Access Shop Researchers Library Archives Explore the Collection Exhibition History Publications Students Educators K 12 School Visits Partnerships Teen Leader Program Camp Programs College University Curricula Teacher Guides Support This project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services MA 10 0181 13 Sign up for the newsletter Submit

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  • Self-Taught Artists Consider the Cosmos: The Anne Hill Blanchard Annual Lecture 1/23 | American Folk Art Museum
    Space Science Reporter for Mashable will serve as moderator Panelists Bios Daniel Wojcik is a Professor of English and Folklore Studies and affiliate faculty in Religious Studies at the University of Oregon His areas of research include apocalyptic world views visionary cultures alternative spiritualities subcultural movements and vernacular artistic expression He is the author of The End of the World As We Know It Faith Fatalism and Apocalypse in America Punk and Neo Tribal Body Art and the forthcoming Outsider Art Visionary Worlds and Trauma Douglas Kent Walla founded Kent Fine Art in 1985 then followed with six years at the Marlborough Gallery in New York Originally trained as an artist and curator in California he relocated to New York in 1977 Along with organizing and curating over 200 exhibitions he has produced and published over 50 books on modern and contemporary art Projects have included Dennis Adams The Architecture of Amnesia Herbert Bayer Bauhaus and Beyond Eugene Carriere The Symbol of Creation John Heartfield AIZ VI 1930 1938 Francis Picabia Accomodations of Desire Medardo Rosso Impressions in Wax and Bronze Dorothea Tanning Insomnias and many others too numerous to mention Having represented the work of Paul Laffoley since 1987 he assembled and published the first monograph on Paul Laffoley in 1989 titled The Phenomenology of Revelation Since that time he has collaborated with documentation and loans for five major survey exhibitions examining Laffoley s oeuvre at institutions including the Austin Museum of Art 1999 the Palais de Tokyo 2009 the Hamburger Bahnhoff 2012 the Henry Art Gallery 2013 the Hayward Gallery London 2013 and the Yerba Buena Center San Francisco 2013 He served as editor archivist and contributor to the forthcoming University of Chicago Press monograph on Laffoley The Essential Paul Laffoley Works from the Boston Visionary Cell Misha Bittleston was born in England to an artist mother and was recognized as a young child with a gift for drawing At age fifteen he ran away from home and traveled on his own across Europe spending two years in Italy before coming to the United States in 1989 A self taught artist his works mostly on paper fuse elements of abstraction symbolism Tachism divination and black and white photography Bittelston s interest in space physics philosophy and technology manifests in his art work in different ways conceptually as an expression of the artist s own uncertainty directly through form and representation and at other times more abstractly in the way he employs texture and the tension between space and light Upon his arrival to the US Bittleston showed in small galleries and public spaces in the Palo Alto area His many projects included pigment monotypes made up of cosmic textures Without a high school or college degree at the height of the dot com boom Bittleston trained himself as a programmer and worked for seven years as a software developer for Cisco and other tech start ups to earn a living while making art In 2007 Bittleston moved to

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  • Red & White book signing 9/26 | American Folk Art Museum
    the hardcover 60 regular price and 35 for the paperback 38 regular price The paperback edition is only available from the American Folk Art Museum Pre order the book today here RSVP suggested to rsvp folkartmuseum org or 212 595 9533 ext 306 Four years in the making this catalog celebrates the American Folk Art Museum s unparalleled 2011 exhibition Infinite Variety Three Centuries of Red White Quilts With a presentation of more than 650 red and white quilts from the collection of Joanna S Rose with inspiring craftsmanship and composition a history of red and white quilts rare perspectives on the exhibition and a pattern index it is an essential volume for every quilter or quiltmaker and it offers unique and extraordinary insight into the spirit of creativity and design By Elizabeth V Warren with Maggi Gordon Preface by Anne Imelda Radice PhD Foreword by Martha Stewart and contributions from Stacy C Hollander and Tom Hennes Principal photography by Gavin Ashworth Quilts from the collection of Joanna S Rose New York Skira Rizzoli in association with American Folk Art Museum 2015 352 pages 675 color illustrations 9 x 11 inches Image Photo by Gavin Ashworth 4 00 pm 7

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  • Folk Art Pioneers Series: Avis Berman on Juliana Force 9/10 | American Folk Art Museum
    in the 1920s and 30s Image Attributed to the Wilkinson Limner active 1824 1830 Young Woman with Elaborate Lace Collar and Holding a Red Book probably Philadelphia c 1827 oil on cradled poplar panel 27 1 2 x 21 1 4 collection of Eric J Maffei Ex coll Juliana Force 6 30 pm 7 30 pm 20 members students seniors 25 non members Purchase Tickets Click here to visit the

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  • Concrete Kingdom: Sculptures by Nek Chand | American Folk Art Museum
    gift of the National Children s Museum Washington D C from the Capital Children s Museum Nek Chand Fantasy Garden in honor of Gerard C Wertkin director of the American Folk Art Museum 1991 to 2004 2004 25 11 Photo by Gavin Ashworth Lady Fetching Water Nek Chand b 1924 Chandigarh India c 1984 Concrete over metal armature with mixed media 27 x 10 x 4 in American Folk Art Museum gift of the National Children s Museum Washington D C from the Capital Children s Museum Nek Chand Fantasy Garden in honor of Gerard C Wertkin director of the American Folk Art Museum 1991 to 2004 2004 25 2 Photo by Gavin Ashworth Lady Fetching Water Nek Chand b 1924 Chandigarh India c 1984 Concrete over metal armature with mixed media 33 x 11 x 5 in American Folk Art Museum gift of the National Children s Museum Washington D C from the Capital Children s Museum Nek Chand Fantasy Garden in honor of Gerard C Wertkin director of the American Folk Art Museum 1991 to 2004 2004 25 6 Photo by Gavin Ashworth Mithuna Plaque Nek Chand b 1924 Chandigarh India c 1965 Tinted concrete over metal armature with shells 33 x 10 x 15 in American Folk Art Museum gift of Nek Chand with support from Charlotte Frank Kathryn Morrison Cheryl Rivers and Steven Simons 2001 13 4 Lady Fetching Water Nek Chand b 1924 Chandigarh India c 1984 Concrete over metal armature with mixed media 31 x 11 x 7 in American Folk Art Museum gift of the National Children s Museum Washington D C from the Capital Children s Museum Nek Chand Fantasy Garden in honor of Gerard C Wertkin director of the American Folk Art Museum 1991 to 2004 2004 25 1 Photo by Gavin Ashworth Monkey Nek Chand b 1924 Chandigarh India c 1984 Concrete over metal armature with mixed media 21 x 15 x 15 in American Folk Art Museum gift of the National Children s Museum Washington D C from the Capital Children s Museum Nek Chand Fantasy Garden in honor of Gerard C Wertkin director of the American Folk Art Museum 1991 to 2004 2004 25 18 Photo by Gavin Ashworth Boy With Flower Pot Nek Chand b 1924 Chandigarh India c 1984 Concrete over metal armature with mixed media 42 x 26 x 15 in American Folk Art Museum gift of the National Children s Museum Washington D C from the Capital Children s Museum Nek Chand Fantasy Garden in honor of Gerard C Wertkin director of the American Folk Art Museum 1991 to 2004 2004 25 20 Photo by Gavin Ashworth Boy Nek Chand b 1924 Chandigarh India c 1984 Concrete over metal armature with mixed media 34 x 12 x 16 in American Folk Art Museum gift of the National Children s Museum Washington D C from the Capital Children s Museum Nek Chand Fantasy Garden in honor of Gerard C Wertkin director of the American Folk

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  • Infinite Variety: Three Centuries of Red and White Quilts | American Folk Art Museum
    Ashworth Vortex Quilt Artist unidentified United States 1890 1910 Pieced and appliquéd cotton 82 x 80 in Collection of Joanna S Rose Photo by Gavin Ashworth Unnamed Pattern Quilt Artist unidentified United States 1880 1910 Pieced and appliquéd cotton 74 x 81 in Collection of Joanna S Rose Photo by Gavin Ashworth Pine Tree Quilt Artist unidentified United States 1890 1910 Pieced cotton 68 x 88 in Collection of Joanna S Rose Photo by Gavin Ashworth Concentric Squares Variation Quilt Artist unidentified United States 1880 1910 Pieced cotton 79 x 69 1 2 in Collection of Joanna S Rose Photo by Gavin Ashworth Snowflake with Tree Border Quilt Artist unidentified Possibly New York State 1850 1870 Appliquéd cotton 91 x 71 in Collection of Joanna S Rose Photo by Gavin Ashworth Schoolhouse Quilt Artist unidentified United States 1880 1910 Pieced cotton 53 1 2 x 59 1 2 in Collection of Joanna S Rose Photo by Gavin Ashworth Charles Cornelia Quilt Lavinia Rose dates unknown Cortlandville New York 1856 Pieced and appliquéd cotton 83 1 2 x 84 in Collection of Joanna S Rose Photo by Gavin Ashworth Circle in Star Quilt Artist unidentified United States 1880 1910 Pieced cotton 78 x 76 in Collection of Joanna S Rose Photo by Gavin Ashworth Infinite Variety Infinite Variety Three Centuries of Red and White Quilts presented by the American Folk Art Museum at the Park Avenue Armory March 25 30 2011 Photo by Gavin Ashworth view more Resources Red White Quilts Infinite Variety Thinc Design Stop motion video of Thinc Design s installation in progress Seeing Red and White New York Times T Magazine blog PDF Finally Mrs Rose and the Public Can See All Her Quilts New York Times City Room blog PDF Infinite Variety Three Centuries of Red and

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