Made in New York City: The Business of Folk Art
The exhibition Made in New York City: The Business of Folk Art will be presented at the American Folk Art Museum (AFAM) from March 19 through July 28, 2019. Around 100 works by 18th, 19th, and early 20th-century self-taught artists highlight the history of of New York City as a financial and financial and commercial capital. The exhibition is curated by Elizabeth V. Warren, independent curator and author of Red and White Quilts: Infinite Variety, The Perfect Game: America Looks at Baseball, and Young America: A Folk Art History, among other books. The coordinating curator is Stacy C. Hollander, deputy director for curatorial affairs and chief curator of the American Folk Art Museum. Made in New York City will tell its story from two perspectives simultaneously: "The Art of Business" focuses on the people and places that were part of the city's thrumming commercial life. "The Business of Art" highlights the products of the artists, artisans, and manufacturers – the commercial signs, store figures, and early advertising images that they made. The exhibition will draw on the collections of a number of New York City museums, including the American Folk Art Museum, The New-York Historical Society, Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, Historic Richmond Town, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and historical societies and museums in all five boroughs, as well as private collections.
Venue: American Folk Art Museum
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