the gibbes museum of art

A Shared Legacy: Folk Art in America

December 31, 1969 @ 7:00 PM

Galleries 8 & 9


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.