Current Folk Art Events

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

Midwest

From: 
November 7, 2020
Until: 
January 24, 2021
225 W. 2nd Street
Davenport , IA 52801
United States
From: 
July 14, 2019
Until: 
January 31, 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

Europe and Elsewhere

From: 
October 11, 2020
Until: 
January 31, 2021
Alexianerweg 9
Munster 48163
Germany
From: 
January 13, 2021
Until: 
March 14, 2021
9 North Pallant
Chichester , SXW PO19 1TJ
United Kingdom
Voßstraße 2
 Universityclinic Heidelberg

Heidelberg
 D-69115
Germany
From: 
April 26, 2018
Until: 
April 11, 2021
Am Campus 2
Maria Gugging 3400
Austria
From: 
October 22, 2020
Until: 
April 25, 2021
Art et Marges Museum
Rue Haute, 314
Brussels 1000
Belgium
From: 
December 11, 2020
Until: 
April 25, 2021

The creators of Art Brut conceive their works in the margins of what is gene­rally accepted as art, and so are indifferent to any rules or standards relating to artistic creation. Michel Thévoz’ analysis of the concept of the frame in Art Brut is therefore fascinating, precisely because the works selected for the exhibition tend to break out of their frames, both literally and figuratively.

Michel Thévoz’s book Pathologie du cadre, preface by Sarah Lombardi, Paris, Les Éditions de Minuit, 2020, 160 pages, 67 color plates, will be published this autumn.

Avenue des Bergieres 11
1004 Lausanne
Switzerland
From: 
June 24, 2017
Until: 
May 16, 2021
Jozef Guislainstraat 43
Ghent 9000
Belgium
From: 
November 28, 2020
Until: 
June 6, 2021
10365 Islington Ave
Kleinburg , ON L0J 1C0
Canada
From: 
September 5, 2020
Until: 
July 30, 2021
2 rue Ronsard
Paris 75018
France
From: 
October 12, 2019
Until: 
December 31, 2022
Jozef Guislainstraat 43
Ghent 9000
Belgium

Southeast

From: 
September 12, 2019
Until: 
February 7, 2021
Pérez Art Museum Miami
1103 Biscayne Blvd
Miami , FL 33132
United States
From: 
December 19, 2020
Until: 
March 14, 2021
Albuquerque Museum of Art and History
2000 Mountain Rd, NW
Albuquerque , NM 87104
United States
From: 
November 19, 2020
Until: 
March 28, 2021
120 W Gasparilla Plaza
Tampa , FL 33602
United States
From: 
October 31, 2020
Until: 
April 15, 2021
301 Gervais Street
Columbia , SC 29201
United States
From: 
August 3, 2020
Until: 
July 17, 2021
816 Bull St.
Columbia , SC 29208
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

West

From: 
October 3, 2019
Until: 
February 14, 2021
140 North Main Avenue
Tucson , AZ 85701
United States

Northeast

From: 
January 15, 2021
Until: 
February 17, 2021
702 Ninth Avenue at 48th St.
New York , NY 10019
United States
American Visionary Art Museum
800 Key Highway
Baltimore , MD 21230
United States
From: 
October 10, 2020
Until: 
August 1, 2021
American Visionary Art Museum
800 Key Highway
Baltimore , MD 21230
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: 
February 23, 2019
Until: 
March 3, 2024
American Visionary Art Museum
800 Key Highway
Baltimore , MD 21230
United States

Southwest

From: 
February 16, 2020
Until: 
March 28, 2021
Camino Lego Box 2087
Santa Fe , NM 87504
United States
From: 
January 12, 2020
Until: 
September 25, 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: 
December 8, 2019
Until: 
January 16, 2022
Camino Lego Box 2087
Santa Fe , NM 87504
United States
From: 
December 13, 2020
Until: 
February 13, 2022
Camino Lego Box 2087
Santa Fe , NM 87504
United States