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WE THE PEOPLE: IS IT FINE OR FOLK ART?

WE THE PEOPLE: IS IT FINE OR FOLK ART?

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In the curatorial world, this is the million-dollar question—is it fine art or folk art? Laura Pass Barry, the esteemed Juli Grainger Curator of paintings, drawings and sculpture at Colonial Williamsburg, will explore what defines these two genres of American art and will explain how museums decide what constitutes each, how that impacts what organizations collect, and how they interpret this body of material. Using Colonial Williamsburg’s vast and deep collections of American decorative and fine arts and American folk art, Ms Barry will compare and contrast various forms with a particular emphasis on portraiture. Image: Miniature Portrait of George Washington by Archibald Robertson, Philadelphia, Penn., 1791-1792, watercolor on ivory, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, acquisition funded by an anonymous donor.

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Institution or Organization name - American Decorative Arts Forum

 

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2024-07-20 @ 04:30 PM (EDT) to
2024-07-20 @ 05:30 PM (EDT)
 

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