Join American Folk 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. Curated by Warren, the exhibition contains around 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. During the approximately 50-minute tour, Insiders will have a chance to see a wide variety of folk art made in New York City between 1760 and 1920. The exhibition is divided into two parts. “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. “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. The tour will include lots of behind-the-scenes information about the works on view and historical facts and trivia about New York City.

Despite the popular belief that folk art was a rural genre, it has flourished in New York City since the eighteenth century. Many pieces associated with the heartland and considered among the core expressions of American folk art were in fact manufactured and used in New York City. The exhibition draws on the collections of many New York City museums, including the American Folk Art Museum, The New-York Historical Society, and historical societies and museums in all five boroughs, as well as private collections. It will be on display through July 28th.

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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