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Symposia & Lectures
10 Sep 2015

Folk Art Pioneers Series: Avis Berman on Juliana Force

Part of the Folk Art Pioneers series, this lecture by Avis Berman, noted scholar and author of Rebels on Eighth Street: Juliana Force and the Whitney Museum of American Art, will provide insight into the key role that Juliana Force, the first director of the Whitney Museum of American Art, played in championing American folk art in the 1920s and ’30s.


Image: Attributed to the Wilkinson Limner (active 1824–1830), Young Woman with Elaborate Lace Collar and Holding a Red Book, probably Philadelphia, c. 1827, oil on cradled poplar panel, 27 1/2 x 21 1/4″, collection of Eric J. Maffei. Ex coll. Juliana Force.

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