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American Weathervanes: The Art of the Winds

June 23, 2021–January 2, 2022

American Weathervanes: The Art of the Winds reveals the beauty, historical significance, and technical virtuosity of American vanes fashioned between the late seventeenth and early twentieth centuries.





Hudsonian Curlew Weathervane; Artist unidentified; Seaville, New Jersey, United States; c. 1874; Gold leaf on sheet metal with iron straps; 46 1/8 x 92 1/4 x 3/8 in.; Collection American Folk Art Museum, Gift of Alice M. Kaplan, Trustee (1977-1989), 2013.1.6. Photo by John Bigelow Taylor.

Archangel Gabriel Weathervane; Artist unidentifed; United States; c. 1840; Paint on sheet metal; 35 x 32 1/2 x 1 1/4 in.; Collection American Folk Art Museum, Gift of Adele Earnest, 1963.1.1. Photo by John Parnell.



Major support for this exhibition is provided by Julie Lindberg, with additional support by Deborah Davenport and Stewart Stender, David Davies and Jack Weeden Fund for Exhibitions, Michael Del Castello, the Stacy C. Hollander Fund for Exhibitions, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, the Dorothea and Leo Rabkin Foundation, and the Council for Traditional Folk Art.