Explore current exhibition American Perspectives: Stories from the American Folk Art Museum Collection in a virtual tour with exhibition curator Stacy C. Hollander. Discover the many inspiring stories of diverse artists and artworks featured in the exhibition from Marino Auriti’s Encyclopedic Palace and Calvin and Ruby Black’s Possum Trot Figures to Clara Leon’s Crazy Quilt and Jean-Marcel St. Jacques’s “wooden quilt.”
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Stacy C. Hollander is an award-winning curator and writer and an authority on American self-taught art. She is the former Deputy Director for Curatorial Affairs, Chief Curator, and Director of Exhibitions at the American Folk Art Museum in New York City. During her thirty-year tenure she organized nearly fifty original exhibitions for the museum including The Seduction of Light: Mark Rothko | Ammi Phillip: Compositions in Pink, Green, and Red (2008); Securing the Shadow: Posthumous Portraiture in America (2016); War and Pieced: The Annette Gero Collection of Quilts from Military Fabrics (2017); and Charting the Divine Plan: The Art of Orra White Hitchcock (2018). Her many publications as author and coauthor include Mystery and Benevolence: Masonic and Odd Fellows Folk Art from the Kendra and Allan Daniel Collection (2016); Self-Taught Genius: Treasures from the American Folk Art Museum (2014); The Ralph Esmerian Gift to the American Folk Art Museum (2001); and Harry Lieberman: A Journey of Remembrance (1991), among others. Hollander has also published on a wide range of folk art topics in magazines, scholarly journals, catalogs, and encyclopedias, and has lectured in the United States and abroad. Hollander received her BA from Barnard College, Columbia University, and her MA in American Folk Art Studies from New York University.
Images (Left to Right): Mother Sister May Have Sat in That Chair When She Lived in This House Before Me; Jean-Marcel St. Jacques (b. 1972); New Orleans, Louisiana, United States; 2014; Wood, nails, and antique hardware on a plywood backing; 84 × 96″; Jean-Marcel St. Jacques, LLC; 2014.18.2; Photo: American Folk Art Museum; Possum Trot Figure: Helen; Calvin Black (1903–1972) and Ruby Black (1915–1980); Yermo, San Bernadino County, California; 1953–1969; Paint on redwood and pine with fabric and tin; 46 1/2 × 14 × 14″; Gift of Elizabeth Ross Johnson; 1985.35.3; Photo by Gavin Ashworth; Encyclopedic Palace/Palazzo Enciclopedico/Palacio Enciclopedico/Palais Encyclopédique or Monumento Nazionale. Progetto Enciclopedico Palazzo (U.S. patent no. 179,277); Marino Auriti (1891–1980); Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, United States; c. 1950s; Wood, plastic, glass, metal, hair combs, and model kit parts; 11 × 7 × 7′; Gift of Colette Auriti Firmani in memory of Marino Auriti; 2002.35.1; Photographer unidentified.
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