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A Shared Legacy: Folk Art in America tells the story of extraordinary American folk art made in New England, the Midwest, Mid-Atlantic, and the South between 1800 and 1925. The exhibition showcases rare portraits, vivid still-life paintings, allegorical scenes, whimsical trade signs, animal sculptures, and distinctive examples of furniture from the German-American community. Created by innovative, self-taught artists, the works exemplify the breadth of American creative expression during a period of enormous political, social, and cultural change in the United States. Highlights include rare paintings by Edward Hicks, Ammi Phillips, and John Brewster, Jr., among others.
This exhibition is drawn from the Barbara L. Gordon Collection and is organized and circulated by Art Services International, Alexandria, Virginia.
Join collector Barbara L. Gordon to preview the exhibition, followed by a cocktail reception.READ MORE
Join us for a special Member Preview of A Shared Legacy: Folk Art in America. Free for all members.READ MORE
Explore the new exhibition A Shared Legacy: Folk Art in America with collector Barbara Gordon. This tour is free for members and included with Museum admission for non-members.READ MORE
Christopher Swan is senior conservator of wooden artifacts at the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation in Virginia. Swan will share insights on traditional materials and construction techniques, and discu...READ MORE
Throughout the thirty years that I’ve been collecting, I have tried to accumulate the best in category, the rarest, and the objects that represented the true American work ethic. It’s…READ MORE
For the past several years, we’ve checked in with staff to ask about their goals for the coming year. It’s always fun to hear the sincere and the tongue-in-cheek responses…READ MORE
Name: Chaz Butler Title: Special Events Assistant How long have you been at the Gibbes? I started at the Gibbes in July of 2016. Describe your role here at the…READ MORE
Name: Becca Hiester Title: Associate Curator of Education How long have you been at the Gibbes? I’ve been working here for 3 years, but I volunteered for 5 years before…READ MORE