This exhibition is dedicated to three centuries of American and European folk art from the Museum’s permanent collection, with many artworks on view for the very first time. Featured items include quilts, whirligigs and weather vanes, as well baskets and ceramic vessels. Figurative sculptural objects will also be on view, including works by Felipe Archuleta, Gerard Cambon and Beatrice Wood, in addition to anniversary tin gifts, a carnival knockdown figure, a carved and painted wood barber pole and needlepoint samplers.


On View: Nov 19, 2016 - Aug 20, 2017

Curator: Christine Hietbrink


Barber Pole Trade Sign thumbnail

Barber Pole Trade Sign

c. 1875
Pennsylvania, USA

yellow pine

Watchmaker’s Trade Sign thumbnail

Watchmaker’s Trade Sign

Late 19th Century
United States

wood, metal, paint

Seated Man thumbnail

Seated Man

c. 1900
Kentucky, or Tennessee, USA

wood, tarpaper, nails, paint

Loco Rouge thumbnail

Loco Rouge


metal, mixed media, paint

Roadrunner and Rattlesnake thumbnail

Roadrunner and Rattlesnake

New Mexico, USA

wood, paint, bottle caps

Tinsmith Weathervane thumbnail

Tinsmith Weathervane

Northern Europe

tin, iron, wood, paint

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