Join us on Monday, April 16, from 6–7 PM, for a behind-the-scenes tour of Franklin Furnace and a discussion with its founding director, Martha Wilson, and senior archivist, Michael Katchen. Franklin Furnace staff will share the evolution of the organization’s cataloging projects, and stories related to specially selected objects and artist’s books from the archive that focus on narrative. Staff from the American Folk Art Museum will also be in attendance, connecting discussion to themes in the current exhibition, Vestiges & Verse: Notes from the Newfangled Epic, which unites more than two hundred and fifty works by twenty-one seminal and recently discovered self-taught artists. The exhibition incorporates rare manuscripts, series of drawings, illustrated notebooks with coded texts, expanding cartography, journals, and multi-part collages, providing an art historical and pluridisciplinary perspective on the mechanisms behind visual storytelling.
Meet at Franklin Furnace, 200 Willoughby Avenue, Brooklyn, New York.