The Amon Carter Museum Of American Art Presents “Self-Taught Genius: Treasures From The American Folk Art Museum”
First they invited you to Party On The Porch with great food, drink, conversation, music and even great weather. Now the Amon Carter Museum of American Art in Fort Worth, Texas is inviting you to another stellar event–their latest exhibition, and it promises to be an outstanding event.
Their newest exhibition Self-Taught Genius: Treasures from the American Folk Art Museum will be open from October 10, 2015 through January 3, 2016. This free exhibition showcases the works of self-taught artists whose bodies of work offer a look at the history of America through eyes that were sometimes overlooked.
The executive director of the American Folk Art Museum, Anne-Imelda Radice, Ph.D., states that this exhibition serves as a landmark. It showcases the genesis of a field that has grown and become even more complex than ever before. Self-Taught Genius: Treasures from the American Folk Art Museum is providing new insight into the critical role of artists whose works were previously not given wide national recognition.
There are 100 works from a diverse group of artists whose works date from the mid 18th century through the early 21st century. It represents over 50 years of collecting by the American Folk Art Museum.
This exhibition of self-taught artists is a first for the Amon Carter Museum of American Art. Adding to the exhibition will be other works in the galleries showcasing self-taught artists from Texas–Texas Folk Art which comes from private collections.
The local presentation of this exhibition is sponsored by the Kleinheinz Family Foundation for the Arts and Education. To find more about the Amon Carter Museum of American Art and the exhibition Self-Taught Genius: Treasures from the American Folk Art Museum, go to: http://www.cartermuseum.org/.
Remember “thisisyourbestyear“. Visit the Amon Carter Museum of American Art for this wonderful free exhibition.