January was a thrilling month for the American Folk Art Museum, as we’ve begun the new year with a new exhibition and a flurry of activity. It was wonderful to see so many of you at the opening reception for Jubilation|Rumination: Life, Real and Imagined.
In the New York Times last week, Ken Johnson lauded the show as “a wonderful exhibition” from “this irreplaceable institution… the beauty of the museum’s approach to art is that it focuses on singularly striking objects rather than on academically certified reputations or institutionalized versions of art history.” I hope you will read the entire review here.
Curator Stacy C. Hollander and President Monty Blanchard were also seen around the airwaves, on NY1 and Bloomberg News, and the Huffington Post shared a review and slideshow of images from the exhibition.
I hope you’ll come see the exhibitions and join us for one of our upcoming programs.
Thank you for being a part of our museum family as we reimagine, revitalize, and reinvent. I’ll see you at the museum soon!
Linda Dunne, Acting Director
Image: photo by Eric Harvey Brown