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American Folk Art Museum to add major donors’ names to director/CEO’s title
NEW YORK (AP) – The American Folk Art Museum, unlike many other arts institutions, managed to avoid layoffs and other cutbacks in the two years after the pandemic through a mix of fundraisers and increased donor contributions. On June 28, the museum planned to announce its largest and most unusual recent gift – a $5 million […]
American folk art show opens at Crystal Bridges Museum
BENTONVILLE, Ark. (AP) – Since its debut five years ago, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art has showcased works by well-known American artists like Georgia O’Keeffe and Andy Warhol. Now the Arkansas museum founded by a Wal-Mart heiress is turning its attention to ordinary objects made by unsung craftsmen, quilters and painters.
MoMA to buy American Folk Art Museum next door
NEW YORK (AP) – New York City’s Museum of Modern Art has agreed to buy the building of the financially strapped American Folk Art Museum. The building is next door to MoMA, meaning MoMA could expand the exhibition space of its West 53rd Street facility. No immediate plans for the folk art building were announced. […]
American Folk Art Festival slated for May 2 in Napa, Calif.
NAPA, Calif. – Creativity among the common people, past and present, has been a driving force in shaping the spirit of the American folk art. On Saturday, May 2, this creative spirit will be evident at the 2009 edition of the American Folk Art Festival. For one day only, a group of knowledgeable dealers and […]