The exhibition PHOTO | BRUT is a continuation of the American Folk Art Museum’s commitment to champion the works of self-taught artists—this time with a focus on the ever-changing field of photography, the frontiers and accessibility of which expanded proportionally with the invention of portable and affordable cameras.
The inaugural exhibition in the Audrey B. Heckler Gallery conveys the museum’s deep commitment to studying, preserving, and sharing the complexity, ingenuity, and historical relevance of self-taught art across time, cultures, and place.
American Weathervanes: The Art of the Winds reveals the beauty, historical significance, and technical virtuosity of American vanes fashioned between the eighteenth and early twentieth centuries.Learn more
Conceiving art-making and collecting as aligned creative processes, Multitudes highlights both acts of identity-formation and world-building, drawing on the array of voices, identities, and experiences contained within AFAM’s deep holdings. Non-chronological by design, the show’s organization will echo these underlying creative strategies through distinctive visual contrasts, comparisons, and clusters that reveal the Museum’s fundamental structure as a collection of collections.Learn more