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African Art from the Donation of James and Barbara Sellman

1500 N. Lombardy Street
Richmond , VA 23222

Discover Folk Art: Unique Visions by Southern Self-Taught Artists in the Hickory Museum Collection

243 3rd Avenue, NE
Hickory , NC 28601

Felix "Fox" Harris Gallery

500 Main Street
Beaumont , TX 77701

A major collection within the AMSET permanent collection is that of the larger than life totem-like sculptures of Felix “Fox” Harris.

For over 20 years, Harris crafted his sculptures of recycled materials and displayed them in his yard, creating a forest-like environment. Harris was inspired to make art by a vision from God telling him to set aside his old life and make a new one. God told him to “make somethin’ out of nothin,’” he said. Harris took this to mean that not only should he reform his ways, but that he should literally take found objects and give them new life. In time, Harris constructed a forest of totems, some as tall as 15 feet, made from scrap metal, old toys, street markers and other discarded objects.

These significant pieces of folk art were donated to AMSET after Harris’ death in the mid 1980s and have had a tumultuous history at the museum, through numerous installation locations, de-installations due to threats of inclement weather and subsequent long-term storage. Finally in August 2007, AMSET unveiled Somethin' Out of Nothin': The Works of Felix "Fox Hafoxcolor.jpgrris, a semi-permanent gallery and glorious new resting place for the Beaumont treasures.

Glenn Stark Folk Art Park

Main Street and Sherman Street
Kingman , KS 67068

Glenn Stark was a grassroots artist who did fine wood carving and built larger sculptures using a metal framework and concrete. His work was displayed at his home in Kingman, Kansas until his death in 2014. The art has since been moved to other locations including this park in downtown Kingman where about 20 of his concrete sculptures have been moved.

Highlights from the Historical Society of Early American Decoration

2 Lincoln Square
New York , NY 10023

Howard Finster: Paradise Garden

1280 Peachtree Street, NE
Atlanta , GA 30309

Multiple Visions

Camino Lego Box 2087
Santa Fe , NM 87504

Nellie Mae Rowe: At Night Things Come to Me

1280 Peachtree Street, NE
Atlanta , GA 30309

Our Universe: Traditional Knowledge Shapes Our World and Our Peoples: Giving Voice to Our Histories

4th Street and Independence Plaza
Washington , DC
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Outsider Art Museum

Smithsonian American Folk Art Permanent Collection

1661 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington , DC 20006

Southern Contemporary Folk Art Open Storage

243 3rd Avenue, NE
Hickory , NC 28601

The entire third floor of the Museum is reserved for Southern Contemporary Folk Art. As part of this dedication to folk art, the Donelly and Lail Galleries house works in an open storage format. Works in these galleries change regularly.

Sterling Strauser Gallery Collection

200 Prospect Ave. East Stroudsburg University
East Stroudsburg , PA 18301

This new space features the works of the late acclaimed, self-taught artist Sterling Strauser who lived and painted in East Stroudsburg from 1928 to 1995.

The Delaware Folk Art Collection

1914 West Park Drive, Alapocas State Park
Wilmington , DE 19803

The Lynch Collection of Outsider Art

3400 N. Wesleyan Blvd Pearsall Building on the NC Wesleyan College Campus
Rocky Mount , NC 27804

The Orange Show

2402 Munger Street
Houston , TX 77023

Thornton Dial Sr.: Translator of Ideas [Donations by Barbara and James Sellman.]

1500 N. Lombardy Street
Richmond , VA 23222

Three Centuries of American Folk Portraits; Inspiration and Ingenuity: American Stoneware; We See America; Down on the Farm and Cross Rhythms: Folk Musical Instruments

325 Frances Street
Williamsburg , VA

Working in the Spirit: The Visionary Art & Life of Elder Anderson Johnson

2410 Wickham Avenue
Newport News , VA 23607

Utilizing over 600 pieces of visual art and architectural salvage, the gallery at Downing-Gross Cultural Arts Center recreates vignettes from the Faith Mission. The theater offers an orientation film "Bound for the Promised Land' which incorporates footage of Johnson at praise in sermon and song. You are invited to enter the world of Anderson Johnson --his Zion-- to view the man and his work on his own terms.