Each month, the Foundation posts an update on our efforts, as well as on interesting happenings in the field. Below are April’s offerings!
Upcoming and Current Happenings:
Videos of the talks from “Divine Disorder, Conserving the Chaos: A Conference on the Conservation of Folk and Outsider Art” are now available online. Featuring lectures by conservators and curators, the February 2012 conference included in-depth discussion of the recent Clementine Hunter forgery scandal, as well as lectures on conservation techniques that have been used to preserve works ranging from small drawings to artist environments.
Planning ahead: Beginning May 25, 2012, the Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville, will host two exhibitions of works by self-taught artists: “Creation Story: Gees Bend Quilts and the Art of Thornton Dial,” and “Bill Traylor: Drawings from the Collections of the High Museum of Art and the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts.” Both shows will remain on view through September 3, 2012.
”Jubilation/Rumination: Life Real and Imagined” at the American Folk Art Museum, New York, through September 2, 2012.
“All Things Round: Galaxies, Eyeballs, and Karma” at the American Visionary Art Museum, Baltimore, through September 2, 2012.
The Foundation is currently hiring researchers to add information to our site. Interested? Email us at email@example.com.
As mentioned in our March newsletter, students in Professor Bernard Herman’s folk and outsider art seminar at UNC Chapel Hill have been working on artist biographies for the Foundation’s site. Look for new artist pages in the coming months courtesy of this talented group of students.
We are continuously adding new images and information to our site. Please contact the Foundation if you have images or information you are willing to share! And, as always, be sure to check our Facebook page for more frequent updates on self-taught artists, interesting exhibitions, and Foundation news.