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Ronald Lockett (1965–1998)

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Fever Within: The Art of Ronald Lockett

June 21–September 18, 2016

The art of Ronald Lockett (1965–1998) speaks to the universality of the human condition through the lens of lived experience in the American South. Fever Within, the first retrospective on the artist, emphasizes the themes Lockett explored over the course of his decade-long artistic career. On view at the same time as the exhibition Once Something Has Lived It Can Never Really Die.

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Siberian Yupik

Polar bear (effigy suspended to a rafter in order to show reverence to the animal and ensure a successful hunt)

Once Something Has Lived It Can Never Really Die

June 21–September 18, 2016

Artworks by self-taught artist Ronald Lockett (1965–1998) that reflect on themes such as mortality, eschatology, and vulnerability are paired with small and portable works created for protective purposes by both known and unidentified artists situated outside the art mainstream. The exhibition is a complement to the exhibition Fever Within: The Art of Ronald Lockett.

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BIRD OF PARADISE QUILT TOP

Artist unidentified

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

May 12, 2014–January 16, 2017

Through September 11 at the Saint Louis Art Museum

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Lady in a Gold-Colored Dress

Ammi Phillips (1788–1865)

American Made: Treasures from the American Folk Art Museum

July 2–September 18, 2016

More than one hundred artworks from the museum’s collection will be on view July 2–September 19 at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. The exhibition examines the exuberant art made by self-taught practitioners who were fueled by revolutionary fervor and enlightenment philosophy. Their creativity shaped American identity and visual culture, and further reflected the practical nature of young America, whose citizenry most valued art that was functional. This exhibition was organized by the American Folk Art Museum in collaboration with Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art.

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