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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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Appliquéd and Embroidered Pictorial Bedcover

Artist unidentified

Painted, Pieced, and Padded: Masterwork Quilts from the American Folk Art Museum

September 1, 2016–December 13, 2016

PLEASE NOTE: This exhibition is on view through December 13 by appointment in Long Island City at the museum’s Collections and Education Center.

The American Folk Art Museum is proud to participate in New York Textile Month, an inaugural event of The New School: Parsons School of Design and Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum.

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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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