March 20, 2014

March Fourth Tuesday Tour to spotlight folk art exhibit

The Fourth Tuesday Tour on March 25, 2014, at 7 p.m. at the Huntington Museum of Art will focus on the Self-taught, Outsider, Visionary: Highlights from the Folk Art Collection exhibit, which continues on view at HMA through March 30, 2014. Admission to this Macy's Free Tuesday event is free.

A guided tour of the folk art exhibit will be the focus of the March 25 event. Refreshments will be served. Free Tuesday admission at the Huntington Museum of Art in 2014 is thanks to the generous sponsorship of Macy's.

HMA's permanent collection of folk art includes more than 200 outstanding examples of paintings, drawings, sculpture, textiles and “eccentric” or vernacular furniture by self-taught artists.

The bulk of this rich collection is made up of works created by artists from Kentucky, West Virginia, and other Southern Appalachian states. Most of these were acquired by HMA in the 1980s and 1990s, and the Museum is still adding to this collection.

The collection also has many excellent 19thcentury folk art examples of paintings, sculpture and textiles, including works by Sala Bosworth, Susannah F. Nicholson, Asa Ames, and Eliza Isabella Means Seaton.

This exhibit is generously sponsored by the Katherine & Herman Pugh Exhibitions Endowment; Robert D. Olson In Honor of Barack Obama, for Fulfilling the American Dream; and West Virginia Division of Culture and History; and National Endowment for the Arts, with approval from the West Virginia Commission on the Arts.

For more information on events at HMA, visit www.hmoa.org or call (304) 529-2701. HMA is fully accessible.

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