folk art

Art Apr 19, 2011

Animal Magnetism

Animal Magnetism runs through June 5, 2011 at the John Michael Kohler Art Center and is comprised of a series of six individual exhibitions. Animal magnetism is said to be a mysterious force that influences Homo sapiens and all other… Read more
Uncategorized Mar 28, 2011

Infinite Variety: Three Centuries of Red and White Quilts

Sadly short in run, Infinite Variety is one of the most stunning installations of American folk art to hang in New York City. About the exhibition - The American Folk Art Museum has dramatically transformed the Park Avenue Armory’s… Read more
Uncategorized Mar 18, 2011

Skin and Bones at Mystic Seaport

Tattoo enthusiasts, and frankly anyone interested in American folk art, take note – Skin and Bones: Tattoos in the Life of the American Sailor opens this weekend at Mystic Seaport. Being that I worked on the show, which originated at… Read more
Art Apr 1, 2010

A Man Named Pearl

Topiary gardening is not something I claim to know a lot about, and it isn’t a subject often discussed on these pages. In any event, the seasons are finally changing where I live and I do enjoy a nice walk … Read more
Art Dec 23, 2009

The Art of Gaman

With the new year just around the corner, its time (for me) to get excited about some forthcoming exhibitions. One which is high on my radar is The Art of Gaman: Arts and Crafts from the Japanese American Internment Camps, … Read more
Uncategorized Nov 13, 2009

Favorite Museums: American Folk Art Museum

Despite being situated next to the mighty MOMA, I still tend to think of the American Folk Art Museum as a little hidden gem. The confinments of the space lends well to tightly edited and engrossing shows. Time and time … Read more
Art Oct 29, 2009

Henry Darger and the Coloring Book

Recently opened, Henry Darger and the Coloring Book packs nine examples of the artists work with mixed media and coloring books in a concise case exhibition. The collected material provides glimpse into Darger’s process, casting light on… Read more
Art Oct 28, 2009

Antique Dealer Spotlight | DBR Antiques

Owned and operated by Doug Ramsey, DBR Antiques is located in Hadley, MA. Ramsey began his work in the trade as a picker, working as a wholesaler source for major Northeastern Americana dealers since 1972. Now, Ramsey specializes in folk… Read more
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