Current Folk Art Events

Please contact the venue directly to make sure it is possible to visit.

Southeast

6400 Sugarloaf Parkway Bldg. 300
Duluth , GA 30097
United States
From: 
April 23, 2021
Until: 
August 1, 2021
900 East Princeton Street
Orlando , FL 32803
United States
From: 
January 19, 2021
Until: 
August 14, 2021
University Avenue and 5th St.
Oxford , MS 38655
United States
From: 
July 20, 2021
Until: 
September 4, 2021
301 South Main Street
Harrisonburg , VA 22801
United States
Boca Raton Museum of Art
501 Plaza Real
Boca Raton , FL 33432
United States
From: 
May 22, 2021
Until: 
September 6, 2021

Among those featured in the exhibition are Thornton Dial, Allison Janae Hamilton, Arthur Jafa, Jason Moran, Sister Gertrude Morgan, Kara Walker, William Edmundson, and many others.

200 North Boulevard
Richmond , VA 23220
United States
From: 
September 11, 2020
Until: 
September 12, 2021
Ackland Art Museum
101 S. Columbia Street University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill , NC 27599
United States
From: 
April 7, 2021
Until: 
September 13, 2021
Asheville Art Museum
2 South Pack Square
Asheville , NC 28802
United States
From: 
July 16, 2021
Until: 
September 25, 2021
126 Museum Avenue
Dothan , AL 36303
United States
From: 
February 13, 2021
Until: 
November 13, 2021
400 Esplanade Ave
New Orleans , LA 70116
United States
From: 
May 8, 2021
Until: 
December 5, 2021
1251 Wynnton Rd
Columbus , GA 31906
United States
From: 
January 1, 2021
Until: 
January 1, 2022
400 Esplanade Ave
New Orleans , LA 70116
United States

Northeast

From: 
February 1, 2021
Until: 
July 31, 2021
1230 Fifth Avenue
New York , NY 10029
United States
Showing at: 
ONLINE at https://popularpainters-elmuseo.org/
From: 
October 10, 2020
Until: 
August 1, 2021
American Visionary Art Museum
800 Key Highway
Baltimore , MD 21230
United States
From: 
May 1, 2021
Until: 
September 25, 2021

This exhibition features quilts made between 1864 and 2010 from the Museum’s Decorative Arts collection.

49 Washington Street, Newark , NJ 07102-3176
United States
From: 
June 18, 2021
Until: 
September 26, 2021
511 Warburton Avenue
Yonkers , NY 10701
United States
From: 
August 31, 2019
Until: 
October 11, 2021

The quilt that inspires quilters all over the world will be on its yearly display at the Bennington Museum from September 1 through October 8. Brought to the museum over 60 years ago, the Jane Stickle Quilt is only shown for a short time each year due to the fragility of the fabric.

75 Main Street
Bennington , VT 05201
United States
From: 
May 7, 2021
Until: 
November 7, 2021
On Cambridge Turnpike at Lexington Road
Concord , MA 01742
United States
From: 
November 25, 2020
Until: 
November 25, 2021

* While this exhibition is not open to the public, please stay tuned for virtual tours *

Running until November 2021, "A Visionary Spirit for Invention” is a bespoke art exhibition selected from works within the permanent collection of The American Visionary Art Museum (AVAM) and assembled out of a great shared respect and affection between the State of Maryland and the EU, bolstered from a tour of AVAM by all twenty-seven EU Ambassadors to the US, that occurred in December 2019.

2175 K St NW
Washington , DC 20037
United States
From: 
June 23, 2021
Until: 
January 2, 2022
American Folk Art Museum
2 Lincoln Square
New York , NY 10023
United States
From: 
February 6, 2021
Until: 
January 9, 2022
Museum of Fine Arts Boston
465 Huntington Avenue
Boston , MA 02114
United States
From: 
February 23, 2019
Until: 
March 3, 2024
American Visionary Art Museum
800 Key Highway
Baltimore , MD 21230
United States

Midwest

From: 
April 1, 2021
Until: 
August 14, 2021
608 New York Avenue
Sheboygan , WI 53081
United States
From: 
November 21, 2020
Until: 
October 3, 2021
480 E Broad St
Columbus , OH 43215
United States
From: 
April 4, 2021
Until: 
October 3, 2021
608 New York Avenue
Sheboygan , WI 53081
United States
From: 
December 26, 2020
Until: 
October 31, 2021

Invention, whimsy, and imagination by 121 Kansas and 19 national artists commemorate 25 years of the Grassroots Art Center

The Grassroots Art Center in Lucas is celebrating its 25th anniversary with the exhibition Flying Free: 25 Years of Grassroots Art. Unique and original works of self-taught, outsider art by 121 Kansas artists and 19 artists from around the country will be on display through Oct. 31, 2021.

Grassroots art highlights inventiveness and the use of non-traditional materials. Works on view include a papier mache circus, limestone carvings, kinetic sculpture, drawings and paintings, fiber arts, and art made from repurposed, recycled, and natural materials. Selected by founding Art Center executive director Rosslyn Schultz, the exhibition is appropriate for visitors of all ages and galleries are handicapped accessible. Original gifts are available in the Art Center shop.

213 S. Main Street
Lucas , KS 67648
United States
Minneapolis Institute of Art
2400 Third Avenue South
Minneapolis , MN 55404
United States
4000 Michigan Road
Indianapolis , IN 46208
United States

Europe and Elsewhere

From: 
April 24, 2021
Until: 
August 21, 2021
Lene Bredahls 10
Randers C 8900
Denmark
From: 
May 11, 2021
Until: 
August 27, 2021
2 rue Ronsard
Paris 75018
France
From: 
January 27, 2021
Until: 
September 5, 2021
Am Campus 2
Maria Gugging 3400
Austria
From: 
April 8, 2021
Until: 
September 15, 2021
Parc D'Avoy
Liege 4000
Belgium
From: 
February 1, 2021
Until: 
September 15, 2021
Parc D'Avoy
Liege 4000
Belgium
From: 
June 26, 2021
Until: 
October 31, 2021

Art Brut does not recognise the concept of authorship. The anonymous works in this exhibition, taken from the Art Brut Collection or loaned by partner institutions abroad, were often considered as symptoms of deviance at the time they were created. They bear witness to humanity denied, buried within the massive prison-asylums of the late 19th and early 20th century.

Curators:
Gustavo Giacosa, stage director and actor,
and Pascale Jeanneret, curator, Collection de l’Art Brut

Avenue des Bergieres 11
1004 Lausanne
Switzerland
From: 
June 5, 2021
Until: 
December 9, 2021
Art et Marges Museum
Rue Haute, 314
Brussels 1000
Belgium
From: 
June 4, 2021
Until: 
January 9, 2022
23 quai Maréchal de Lattre de Tassigny
Sète 34200
France
From: 
October 12, 2019
Until: 
December 31, 2022
Jozef Guislainstraat 43
Ghent 9000
Belgium
From: 
May 6, 2021
Until: 
April 1, 2024
Am Campus 2
Maria Gugging 3400
Austria

Southwest

From: 
January 12, 2020
Until: 
September 5, 2021
Camino Lego Box 2087
Santa Fe , NM 87504
United States
From: 
December 18, 2020
Until: 
October 15, 2021
2301 North Central Avenue
Phoenix , AZ 85004
United States
From: 
July 30, 2021
Until: 
November 14, 2021

Enchanted: Visual Histories of the Central Andes presents a window into a captivating, multifaceted world with the Menil’s first display of archaeological material and post-16th century examples of visual culture from the Peruvian Andes.

The exhibition explores the imagery of pre-Hispanic textiles and ceramic vessels, colonial-era ceremonial works and religious painting, and elaborate 20th-century festival dress in the museum’s permanent collection and on loan from the Museum of International Folk Art in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

1515 Sul Ross
Houston , TX 77006
United States
From: 
December 8, 2019
Until: 
August 31, 2022
Camino Lego Box 2087
Santa Fe , NM 87504
United States
From: 
October 6, 2019
Until: 
December 31, 2022
Camino Lego Box 2087
Santa Fe , NM 87504
United States

West

From: 
February 27, 2021
Until: 
January 1, 2023
50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive Golden Gate Park
San Franscico , CA 94118
United States