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Symposia & Lectures
10 Jun 2014

The Roots of Self-Taught Genius

What is a self-taught genius? Stacy C. Hollander, deputy director for curatorial affairs, chief curator, and director of exhibitions, discussed the vision behind Self-Taught Genius: Treasures from the American Folk Art Museum and shared new discoveries about select artworks in the exhibition.


Image: JAMES BLAKESLEE REYNOLDS, attributed to Reuben Moulthrop (1763–1814), West Haven, Connecticut, c. 1788, oil on canvas, 45 1/4 x 36″, gift of Ralph Esmerian, 2013.1.2. Photo by John Parnell.