Join us for a tour of Signature Styles: Friendship, Album, and Fundraising Quilts, led by Emelie Gevalt, curator of folk art, at the Self-Taught Genius Gallery in Long Island City.
1:00 pm–2:00 pm
Free; no reservation required
Teaching artist David Barnett will discuss the vanishing art of hand-painted signs in New York City, followed by a hand-painting workshop using both freehand and transfer techniques found in the typographical works featured in American Perspectives.
5:30 pm–8:30 pm
$25 members, students, artists, seniors; $30 general public
Contemporary artist Cheryl Pope will discuss her use of text and textiles to examine and question issues of identity, history, and power, while exploring these themes found in the exhibition American Perspectives: Stories from the American Folk Art Museum Collection.
6:30 pm–7:30 pm
$5 students, members, artist, seniors; $8 general public
Join the Folk Art Explorers on a trip to Atlanta, Georgia, the hub of Southern Folk Art, on April 22–26, 2020. With world class restaurants, a tremendous nightlife, and a diverse and thriving cultural scene, Atlanta is a must-see destination. During this five day trip, we will visit private self-taught and folk art collections, environments, and museums.
$2,200 per person, double room rate; $2,400 single room rate