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American Folk Art

What It Means To Be A 'Self-Taught Genius' In Art

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 07.31.2015 | Arts

Outsider art is a hairy term. Outside of what exactly? According to whom? In 1994, in a review of the Outsider Art Fair, Roberta Smith valiantly attem...

Priscilla Frank

What Exactly Is Folk Art? A Primer On The Genre That's Felt With The Heart | Priscilla Frank | Posted 07.21.2015 | Arts

Most fine art genres have defining aesthetic characteristics that identify themselves as such -- Realism is realistic, Cubism has cubes, Pop art pops....

How The Rise Of The Middle Class Shaped American Folk Art

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 07.21.2015 | Arts

The dictionary defines folk art as work "produced typically in cultural isolation by untrained often anonymous artists or by artisans of varying degre...

Fenimore Art Museum in Cooperstown, New York and the Challenge of a Rural Art Museum

Paul D'Ambrosio | Posted 08.19.2012 | Arts
Paul D'Ambrosio

Rural art museums face distinct challenges when it comes to building audiences for exhibitions and programs.

Prism Presents Clare Rojas: Inside Bleak (SLIDESHOW)

Joy Yoon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Joy Yoon

Striking notes of loss and nostalgia, humor and effervescence, Clare Rojas' work culls from the Bay Area print scene, Native American textiles, Amish quilts, Art Brut.