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Picking Flowers

Attributed to Samuel S. Miller (c. 1807–1853)

Securing the Shadow: Posthumous Portraiture in America

October 6, 2016–February 26, 2017

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.

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Dr. Sabiha Al Khemir

Fables and Fairytales

December 17, 2016–January 27, 2017

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.

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the epitaph project

October 6, 2016–February 26, 2017

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.

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Self-Taught Genius: Treasures from the American Folk Art Museum

May 12, 2014–January 16, 2017

On view at the Tampa Museum of Art through January 16, 2017.

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