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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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Past Exhibition
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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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Appliquéd and Embroidered Pictorial Bedcover

Artist unidentified

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

September 1, 2016–November 6, 2016

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.

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