Saturday, November 14, 2020

American Folk Art Museum Revisited


Since I hadn't visited the American Folk Art Museum near Lincoln Center since April 2019, I thought it was time for a return visit as the exhibits change.  This museum only shows works from artists who are self-taught so don't expect anything from Andy Warhol, Pablo Picasso, or any other well-known artists. It is a small museum, but there is no admission charge.  Patrons are encouraged to give a small donation.  All museums in NYC require advance reservations so that social distancing among patrons is enforced.

There were two major exhibitions:

  • American Perspectives: Stories from the American Folk Art Museum Collection
  • Six Decades Collecting Self-Taught Art: Revealing a Diverse Artistic Narrative
Below are two works that I will feature in this entry

Self-Portrait of Luke Haynes (b.1982)

Since the subject of this portrait is wearing
a tape measure around his neck,
I am guessing that he is a taylor

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