Jeff Jara and “The Problem with Folk Art”

On Thursday, December 4, 2014, MA graduate Jeff Jara gave a gallery talk in the UWM Art History Gallery in conjunction with Katherine Murrell’s “Extraordinary and Ordinary: Folk Art from the UWM Art Collection.”  In his thought-provoking talk, Jeff Jara, an expert in the area of Self-taught art, discussed eight areas that are problematic when it comes to Folk Art, stressing that it’s not a problem with Folk Art, but how people engage and think about it as viewers, scholars, consumers, etc.