While many people may associate folk art with the rural America, it is an art form that has flourished in New York City since the eighteenth century. Many pieces associated with the core expressions of American folk art were in fact manufactured and used in New York City. Join American Folk Art Museum curator Elizabeth Warren for an after-work walkthrough of the museum’s latest exhibition, Made in New York City: The Business of Folk Art for an in-depth look at some of the most interesting pieces. You can join this free tour if you are an Untapped Cities Insider! Not an Insider yet? Become a member today to gain access to free behind-the-scenes tours and access to special events all year long!
Made in New York City features over 100 works of art, created by self-taught artists, that tell the story of New York City as the center of America’s financial and commercial world. Drawing on the on the collections of many New York City museums and historical societies in all five boroughs, as well as private collections, the exhibit showcases a wide variety of folk art made in New York City between 1760 and 1920 and is divided into two sections, “The Art of Business” and “The Business of Art.” “The Art of Business” includes paintings, quilts, sculpture, and signs that either depict or relate to businesses that operated in the five boroughs of New York during this time period and “The Business of Art” encompasses works that were the products of businesses that were producing what we today call folk art: pottery, portraiture, show figures, carousel animals, weathervanes, and furniture.
DATES: Tuesday, June 18th, 6:00PM-7:00PM
PRICE: FREE for Untapped Cities Insiders!
CAPACITY: 20 guests. Spots allocated on a first come, first served basis.
REGISTRATION: Opens Tuesday, June 4th, 2019 at 12 PM EST
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