A Shared Legacy: Folk Art in America
Now on view at New York's American Folk Art Museum through March 8, "A Shared Legacy: Folk Art in America" celebrates art rooted in personal and cultural identity made by self-taught or minimally trained artists and artisans working between 1800 and 1925. Drawn from the prestigious collection of Barbara L. Gordon, this traveling exhibition highlights 63 outstanding examples of American folk art, and travels to the Nelson-Atkins from March 28 to July 5, 2015. Vivid portraits, still lifes and landscapes, as well as painted furniture; carved boxes, whirligigs and trade figures offer an introduction to more than a century of America's rich and diverse folk art traditions and exemplify the breadth of American creative expression. Attributed to John Scholl (1827-1916). The Wedding of the Turtle Doves, 1907-15. White pine, wire and paint. 37 x 24 x 17 in. Courtesy of the Barbara L. Gordon Collection.