Emelie Gevalt, Curatorial Chair for Collections and Curator of Folk Art at the American Folk Art Museum, will discuss highlights from American Perspectives: Stories from the American Folk Art Museum Collection throughout the four centuries encompassed by the exhibition – from portraits and landscapes to trade signs, quilts, ceramics, and decorated furniture. Through the stories behind these objects, this talk explores how American artists have used their creativity to express their identity in a variety of media across time and place.
Pictured: Diamond Four-Patch in Cross Quilt. Lureca Outland (1904–2008). Boligee, Alabama. 1991. Cotton and synthetics. 83 x 78 1/2 in. Collection American Folk Art Museum, New York. Museum purchase made possible in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, with matching funds from The Great American Quilt Festival 3, 1991.13.6. Photographer unidentified.