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Virtual Talk by Emelie Gevalt, curator of Folk Art at the American Folk Art Museum in New York City
Since its popularization in the 1920s, the term “American folk art” has been used to mean different things to different people, ranging from Americana collectors to modern artists, dealers, curators, and scholars across multiple disciplines. The genre has historically encompassed an equally broad range of objects, from carousel figures, quilts, and whirligigs to forms traditionally considered more academic, such as portraiture and landscape painting. Drawing on examples from the collection of the American Folk Art Museum, this talk will offer a glimpse into the history of a sometimes unwieldy collecting category, tracing its development in both commercial and museum contexts, from the early 20th century into the present day.
Zoom Program - Wednesday, October 7 at 4 pm MDT
Emelie Gevalt is Curator of Folk Art at the American Folk Art Museum in New York City and is pursuing her doctorate in American art history at the University of Delaware. Often looking at earlier material through the lens of twentieth-century histories of collecting and collective memory, her work encompasses research interests in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century American decorative painting, portraiture, African American material culture and representation, and the Colonial Revival movement. Gevalt received her BA in art history and theater studies from Yale University and her MA from the Winterthur Program in American Material Culture. She has previously held positions at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and at Christie’s, New York.
What: Virtual Lecture by Emelie Gevalt, curator of Folk Art at the American Folk Art Museum in New York City
When: Wednesday, October 7 at 4 pm MDT
Where: JOIN ZOOM PROGRAM
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Meeting ID: 949 9359 7696