Milwaukee Art Museum

700 N. Art Museum Drive
Milwaukee , WI 53202
United States

PAST EVENTS

Modern Folk

From: 
Friday, June 9, 2017
Until: 
Sunday, December 10, 2017

Taking Center Stage: The Lanford Wilson Collection of Self-Taught Art

From: 
Friday, April 15, 2016
Until: 
Sunday, July 3, 2016

Uncommon Folk: Traditions in American Art

From: 
Friday, January 31, 2014
Until: 
Sunday, May 4, 2014

This exhibition features an unprecedented selection of American paintings, drawings, sculptures, photographs, textiles, furniture, and decorative arts from the Milwaukee Art Museum’s world-class collection of folk and self-taught art. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, as American art struggled to find its own voice separate from the classical European style that dominated the art world, an authentically American artistic expression was identified in the work of folk and self-taught artists. These artists, operating outside the established structure of the art world, created work that was influenced by communities and cultural traditions, rather than by art historical movements. From 19th-century weathervanes to contemporary quilts from Gee’s Bend, Alabama, the exhibition celebrates this independent streak in American art.

Face Jugs: Art and Ritual in 19th-Century South Carolina

From: 
Thursday, April 26, 2012
Until: 
Sunday, August 5, 2012

Accidental Genius: Art from the Anthony Petullo Collection

From: 
Friday, February 10, 2012
Until: 
Sunday, May 6, 2012