The gallery tour will focus on the current exhibition. The works in Vestiges and Verse: Notes from the Newfangled Epic show expansive worlds inside the minds of the artists. In many cases, the works do so not through representational pictures but through coded systems and ad hoc languages. This interactive tour will focus on works that are not pictorial representations of the artist’s imagination but are nonetheless visual records of the artist’s creative activities and inner worlds.
New Perspectives tours are led by the American Folk Art Museum teaching fellow, an emerging scholar in art education, art history, or a related field. The topics of the tours are based on the fellow’s ongoing research and are designed to engage participants in focused examinations of selected objects. The current American Folk Art Museum teaching fellow is Matthew Capezzuto, a doctoral student in the Department of Art and Art Education at Teachers College, Columbia University.