A Shared Legacy: Folk Art in America an Exhibit
March 6 @ 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
This exhibit at the Gibbes Museum of Art tells the story of extraordinary American Folk Art made in New England, the Midwest, the Mid-Atlantic and the South between 1800 and 1925. It showcases more than 60 works by some of the most admired nineteenth –century American Artists. Included are rare and very fine portraits by such artists as Ammi Phillips and John Brewster Jr, vivid still-life paintings, allegorical scenes and landscapes, whimsical trade signs, animal sculptures, unique household objects and distinctive examples of furniture from the German American community. Created by self-taught or minimally trained artists, the works exemplify the breadth of American creative expression during a period of enormous political, social and cultural change in the United States. Moderate Walking. Following the tour of the exhibit we will enjoy a lovely lunch at Eli’s Table (next door) which is included.