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
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
PLEASE NOTE: This exhibition is on view 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.Learn more