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American Folk Art Museum

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Works: 21 works in 47 publications in 2 languages and 5,328 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Encyclopedias  Catalogs  History  Patterns  Periodicals 
Roles: Collaborator
Classifications: NK805, 745.097303
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Encyclopedia of American folk art by Gerard C Wertkin ( Book )
10 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in English and held by 1,948 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Written by 92 specialists in association with the American Folk Art Museum, the 600 cross-referenced and indexed articles, with bibliographies, included in this selection are the first comprehensive treatment of this influential art form. It includes information on bottle-cap art, canes, carousel art, scrimshaw, quilts, beadwork, and many other genres, as well as information on several visionary artists who still practice their crafts. This work has special appeal for folklorists."--"The Top 20 Reference Titles of the Year," American Libraries, May 2004
The art of Adolf Wölfli : St. Adolf-Giant-Creation by Elka Spoerri ( Book )
5 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 490 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Offers a fresh vantage point on the artist's remarkably intricate drawings and astonishing collages, as well as his newly translated writings, which are justly celebrated for their dizzying blend of mythology and humor
Tools of her ministry : the art of Sister Gertrude Morgan by William A Fagaly ( Book )
3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 421 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Tools of Her Ministry: The Art of Sister Gertrude Morgan is the first monograph on this important African-American self-taught artist. It was written by art historian William A. Fagaly of the New Orleans Museum of Art, who knew Morgan during the last twelve years of her life. Through his stories, recorded here, Sister Gertrude Morgan lives again." "This book is the companion to the national traveling exhibit of the same name, organized by the American Folk Art Museum."--BOOK JACKET
Folk art needlepoint : 20 projects adapted from objects in the American Folk Art Museum by Ruth A Peltason ( Book )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Quilts : masterworks from the American Folk Art Museum by Elizabeth V Warren ( Book )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Martín Ramírez by Brooke Davis Anderson ( Book )
4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Masterpieces of American jewelry / by Judith Price by Judith Price ( Book )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Gilded lions and jeweled horses : the synagogue to the carousel by Murray Zimiles ( Book )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Folk art : magazine of the Museum of American Folk Art ( )
in English and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The treasure of Ulysses Davis : sculpture from a Savannah barbershop by Susan Mitchell Crawley ( Book )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In the early 1950s, Ulysses Davis (1914-1990) opened a barbershop he built behind his home in Savannah, Georgia. A whittler since boyhood, he soon began carving figures from wood in his spare time. He decorated the outside of his barbershop and filled the inside with his reliefs and freestanding carvings. During his lifetime, Davis created more than three hundred works, producing a varied but unified body of wood sculpture that reflects his faith, humor, and dignity." "Davis's sculptures range in height from six to more than forty inches, and can be divided into several major categories: religious images, patriotism, works influenced by African forms, abstract decorative objects, and portraits of African and American leaders. The latter includes what many regard as Davis's masterwork - a series of forty carved busts of all the U.S. presidents through George H.W. Bush. Because the artist rarely sold his sculptures, his carvings have had limited exposure outside of Georgia. Davis wanted his work to stay together after he died, and most of his sculpture is now held by the King-Tisdell Cottage Foundation in Savannah." "The Treasure of Ulysses Davis accompanies an exhibition organized by the High Museum of Art, Atlanta. The definitive introduction to Davis's work, the book features full-color reproductions of 120 sculptures."--Jacket
Earl Cunningham's America by Earl Cunningham ( Book )
3 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This retrospective presents the artist as a folk modernist who used the flat space and brilliant color to create sophisticated compositions with complex meanings about the nature of American life. The exhibition features 50 of the more than 400 canvases Cunningham painted during his life. The exhibition and the fully illustrated catalog trace the story of Cunningham's life and place his work in the context of the folk art revival that brought Edward Hicks, Grandma Moses, Horace Pippin and other folk masters to national attention. Virginia Mecklenburg, senior curator for painting and sculpture, is the curator of the exhibition. Cunningham's imaginary landscapes are marvels of the unexpected and the unlikely: pink flamingos dot the shoreline of the Maine coast; New England cottages sit at the edge of Florida swamps; Viking ships float in harbors with schooners; and Seminole Indians wear feathered headdresses. In this make-believe world, Cunningham presents a nostalgic view of the past in which life is simple and elements of modern life are absent. His fascination with the past was in line with a larger national revival of interest in vernacular culture and American folk art in the 1920s and 1930s. - Publisher
Painted saws : Jacob Kass by Lee Kogan ( Book )
2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
L'Art populaire aux États-Unis : expression d'un esprit nouveau : [exposition, Paris, Pavillon des arts, 1983] ( Book )
1 edition published in 1983 in French and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A bountiful life : an adaptation of the bird of paradise quilt top in the American Folk Art Museum by Karen Mowery ( Book )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Folk art needlepoint : 20 projects adapted from the American Folk Art Museum by Ruth A Peltason ( Book )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
American anthem : masterworks from the American Folk Art Museum by American Folk Art Museum ( Book )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Eksempler fra American Folk Art Museum's samlinger. Fra vævede stoffer, malede møbler over vand- og oliefarvemalerier, brugs- og pyntegenstande til legetøj og autodidakte kunstneres værker. Gengivelserne dækker 1700-, 1800- og 1900-tallene
 
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Alternative Names

controlled identity Museum of American Folk Art

American Museum of Folk Art
Folk Art Museum New York, NY
Museum of American folk art
Museum of American folk art New York
Museum of early American folk arts
Museum of early American folk arts New York
New York. Museum of American Folk Art
New York (N.Y.). American Folk Art Museum
Languages
English (46)
French (1)
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