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Event Series Event Series: What the Folk? (Art Exhibition)

What the Folk? (Art Exhibition)

May 7 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm


Accompanying a course on American Folk Art taught by the UWM Art History Department, What the Folk? explores the terminology and history that have shaped understandings of folk art, self-taught art, Americana, outsider art, and visionary art. It asks which artists and objects are included in such categories, why people have invested in the concept of folk art, and how we can uncover the stories of American artists whose work deserves greater attention, no matter what it is called. Co-curated by Dr. Kay Wells and Leigh Mahlik.

Opening night is April 11 from 5 to 7 pm with a curator talk at 5:30 pm.

Regular gallery hours for this exhibit are Monday through Thursday from 10 am to 4 pm. This exhibit is free and runs through May 9.



Emile H. Mathis Art Gallery
3203 North Downer Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53211 United States
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