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Folk Art

Museums and Exhibits Organizations

See also: Periods and Movements

Museums and Exhibits

American Folk Art Museum
Includes highlights from the collection in an online image gallery that features early portraits, quilts, needlework, and pottery plus a large selection of work by contemporary artists.

Milwaukee Art Museum
View a small selection of highlights online created by folk and self-taught artists in the museum's collection of American folk art.

American Visionary Art Museum
Includes a highlights from past exhibitions and from the permanent collection plus an introduction to visionary art, and teachers resources.

Museum of Craft and Folk Art
View images, videos, and related information from past exhibitions, also includes a student gallery featuring children at work in the museum's education program.

Museum of International Folk Art
This museum is located in Santa Fe, New Mexico and houses a large collection of folk art and crafts from cultures around the world.

Contemporary Folk Art
An online exhibition from the Smithsonian American Art Museum featuring works by Thornton Dial Sr., Howard Finster, William Hawkins and others.

Singular Visions
Folk Art from Charlottesville Collections, a virtual exhibition from The University of Virginia Art Museum that presents works by contemporary self-taught artists.

Tate: Outsider Art
Information about a past exhibition at the Tate Britain, includes an introduction to outsider art with a chronology, artists biographies and a selection of images.

Guggenheim: Art Brut
A selection of images and information in the Guggenheim online collection.

Rockford Art Museum
Images and information about objects in the Rockford Art Museum's collection of Outsider Art, includes mostly works by self taught African American artists.

Gaia Museum
Includes information about outsider art as well as introductions to current and past exhibitions, plus selected images from the permanent collection.

OutsiderArt
The art of the insane, along with marginal, visionary, intuitive, and native art.

Organizations

The Folk Art Society of America
An organization that promotes contemporary folk, self-taught, and outsider art and artists.

Rochester Folk Art Guild
A non profit educational organization and community with resident and non resident members.

Resources

Intuit
A non profit organization that presents intuitive and outsider art exhibitions and educational resources. Also maintains an online gallery of more than 200 images from the permanent collection.

The Orange Show
Non-profit center for visionary art, includes a large online gallery of art cars.

Wikipedia: Outsider Art
An introduction to outsider with a list of notable artists, a small selection of images, further reading, and related information.
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Tate Glossary
Definition with a selection of representative images from the Tate Glossary online.

Crafts

Kentucky Arts Museum
A nonprofit organization that supports craft excellence in Kentucky, provides educational programs, artist in residence programs, a retail gallery and a permanent collection.

Craft in America
A comprehensive visual exploration of the history, vitality, and cultural significance of Americas craft movement.

The White House Collection of American Crafts
Collection of decorative crafts that were given to the White House as gifts or were purchased during the nineteenth century.

Craft and the Creative Process
An online exhibition from the Smithsonian archives of American art.

Masters of their Craft
An online exhibition from the Smithsonian American Art Museum featuring works by contemporary masters of American studio crafts.

Yorkshire Crafts
Photographs of Yorkshire craftspeople from The David Morgan Rees collection at Sheffield Hallam University.

The Fuller Craft Museum
A forum for the exploration of craft in New England, includes exhibitions, events, workshops, functions, and more.

Craft and Folk Art Museum
Presents folk art and contemporary craft exhibits and programs in Los Angeles, CA.


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