Attributed to Samuel S. Miller (c. 1807–1853)
Humanity demands that no life should pass without some recognition, whether it is a marked grave, a painted posthumous portrait, or a postmortem photograph. Securing the Shadow: Posthumous Portraiture in America is the first museum exhibition dedicated to an examination of American self-taught portraiture of the 18th and 19th centuries through the lens of memory and loss.Learn more
PLEASE NOTE: This exhibition is on view through January 27, 2017, by appointment in Long Island City at the museum’s Collections and Education Center.
Noted scholar, author, and artist Dr. Sabiha Al Khemir has adapted and illustrated three traditional and lively tales of resourcefulness, jealousy, and friendship in a new volume published by the American Folk Art Museum. The original drawings will be on view for a limited engagement at the museum’s Collections and Education Center in Long Island City. They will be accompanied by fanciful selections from the museum’s collection, including figures by Indian artist Nek Chand, animal carvings by New Mexican artist Felipe Benito Archuleta, and additional animal-themed sculpture from the United States and Mexico.Learn more
the epitaph project began in 1995 on a burial plot in Hollywood Forever, a historic cemetery in Los Angeles. The ongoing project comprises a traditional tombstone carved from slate, finished as a chalkboard, and accompanied by a bronze chalk box for the use of visitors. It exists in other iterations including cemeteries, exhibitions, parks, and publications.Learn more
On view at the Tampa Museum of Art through January 16, 2017.