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Thursday, January 22, 2015
11:30 am - 2:30 pm

$12 members, seniors, students
$15 non-members

Noted scholars and experts in the field of American folk art will discuss perspectives on nineteenth- and twentieth-century artworks from A Shared Legacy:
Folk Art in America
Sponsored by the Council for Traditional Folk Art.

Speakers include Avis Berman, an independent writer and art historian, 
Cynthia G. Falk, Professor at the Cooperstown Graduate Program,
Richard Miller
, guest curator of 
A Shared Legacy, and Ralph Sessions, director of special projects at DC Moore Gallery, New York. Stacy C. Hollander, Deputy Director for Curatorial Affairs, Chief Curator, and Director of Exhibitions at the American Folk Art Museum, will serve as moderator.
Space is limited; registration required. 

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Major support for A Shared Legacy at the American Folk Art Museum is provided by HISTORY®
The exhibition is drawn from the Barbara L. Gordon collection and is organized and circulated by Art Services International, Alexandria, Virginia.  

Additional support is provided by Joyce Berger Cowin, the David Davies and Jack Weeden Fund for Exhibitions, public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

IMAGE: Mary F. Kelley’s Savings Bank, painting attributed to Emeline M. Robinson Kelley (1803–1864), cabinetmaker unidentified, Portsmouth, New Hampshire, c. 1830, watercolor on paper, mahogany and white pine, glass, and brass, 5 5/16 x 10 1/4 x 5 5/8". Photo courtesy the Barbara L. Gordon Collection.
Member Partnerships
The Metro Show
January 2225, 2015
Metropolitan Pavilion
125 West 18th Street (between 6th and 7th Avenues)
Opening Night Preview
 Wednesday, January 21, 5 pm

A special reception for the museum's Council for Traditional Folk Art, Council for Art Brut and the Self Taught, and Director's Circle and Folk Art Circle members. Invitation to follow via e-mail.

American Folk Art Museum Members' Day at the Metro Show
Friday January 23, 11 am–7 pm

Complimentary admission for all members.
Please present your membership card upon entrance. 

Visit the museum's booth for a book signing with  Roderick Kiracofe (Unconventional & Unexpected: American Quilts Below the Radar 1950-2000) and Janneken Smucker (Amish Quilts: Crafting and American Icon).

Outsider Art Fair
January 29–February 1, 2015
Center 548
548 West 22nd Street

The American Folk Art Museum is proud to serve as a sponsor of the Outsider Art Fair. Complimentary admission is available for all members. Please email Anna Hessa to receive your tickets.

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IMAGE: The Apple Paring, Clementine Hunter (1886/87–1988), c. 1945, oil on paper, 12 1/2 × 16", gift of Mildred Hart Bailey and the Clementine Hunter Art Trust, 1996.1.1 Photo by Gavin Ashworth.
Folk Art Featured Article: "Surface Attraction: Painted Furniture from the Collection"
Read Stacy C. Hollander's article on painted furniture, some of which are on view in Also on View: Selections from the Collection.

Many back issues are also available for purchase for $10 plus shipping. To order, contact  
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The digitization and launch of the online archive has been made possible by a generous grant from Museum Trustee Karin Fielding and her husband, Dr. Jonathan Fielding, which matched funding from the Friends of Heritage Preservation and a gift from the American Folk Art Society.

In the Neighborhood

MAD | Museum of Arts and Design
2 Columbus Circle
Currently on view:

What Would Mrs. Webb Do?
Through February 8, 2015
Maryland to Murano
Through March 15, 2015

Drawing on themes and motifs in the exhibitions A Shared Legacy: Folk Art in America and Also on View: Selections from the Collection, embark on a process-oriented, basic introduction to woodcarving with renowned artist Deborah Mills.

No experience necessary. All materials included. Light refreshments will be served. Please e-mail for workshop instructions.

The Private Life of Folk Art: Three Artists of Nineteenth-Century America
Thursday, January 15, 78 pm

In conjunction with the exhibition A Shared Legacy: Folk Art in America, Libby H. O’Connell, PhD, Chief Historian, Senior Vice President, HISTORY/A+E Networks, will present an illustrated lecture on the American folk art tradition with historical anecdotes and insights.
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Image: Still Life with Watermelon, Daniel McDowell (1809–1880), Mount Vernon, Ohio, 1860–1880, oil on canvas, 17 x 24 1/2". Photo courtesy the Barbara L. Gordon Collection.

Wednesdays, 2–3 pm. Free.
Jazz +Wednesdays features exhibition-themed music performed by jazz guitarist 
Bill Wurtzel and guests Mike Gari and Sharon Fisher. No reservations required. Limited seating. 
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Free Music Fridays
Friday, January 23,  5:30–7:30 pm. Free.

Enjoy free live music and a donation-based cash wine bar in the galleries. Hosted by Lara Ewen, the January 23 performance features music from Zoë Sundra, Jenna Nicholls, shown in photo, and Halle and the Jilt.

Wine is available for a $5.00 donation (free for members), and attendees may also purchase a copy of a 16-track Free Music Fridays CD. All proceeds support the museum’s programs.
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IMAGE: Jenna Nichols, performing Friday, January 23

From the Museum Shop
Join us in January for the big sale of the year with reductions up to 75% off the orignal price.  Please visit the shop for great deals on ornaments, scarves, jewelry and other items.  The sale will last until January 18th.
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