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A Shared Legacy: Folk Art in America

A Shared Legacy: Folk Art in America

A Shared Legacy:Folk Art in America is coming to the Nelson Atkins Musuem March 28-July 5. More than a century’s worth of folk art, including 63 different works will be on display.

A Shared Legacy: Folk Art in America celebrates art rooted in personal and cultural identity made by self-taught or minimally trained artists and artisans working between 1800 and 1925. Drawn from the prestigious collection of Barbara L. Gordon, the exhibition highlights 63 outstanding examples of American folk art.

Vivid portraits, still lifes and landscapes, as well as painted furniture; carved boxes, whirligigs and trade figures offer an introduction to more than a century of America’s rich and diverse folk art traditions and exemplify the breadth of American creative expression.

Tickets are required for this special show and can be purchased here.

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