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Archives Week 2017 -- Open House: Self-Taught Genius Gallery and the Archives of the American Folk Art Museum

  • Wednesday, October 18, 2017
  • 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • 47-29 32nd Place AFAM Collections and Education Center Long Island City, NY 11101 United States

Archives Week 2017 -- Open House: Self-Taught Genius Gallery and the Archives of the American Folk Art Museum

The American Folk Art Museum invites you to an open house of the new Self-Taught Genius Gallery and museum archives in Long Island City, Queens.

Archivist Mimi Lester will lead a tour of the museum’s repository and share highlights from its holdings. These will include materials by Henry Darger, correspondence by Marino Auriti for his Encyclopedic Palace project, among others.

The program will include a curator-led tour of the exhibition Self-Taught Genius: Treasures from the American Folk Art Museum (cocurated by Stacy C. Hollander and Valérie Rousseau) from 5 to 6 pm. The exhibition traces the enduring notion of self-taught genius from its roots in the eighteenth century to its iterations in the present through highlights from the American Folk Art Museum’s collection of artists who create outside traditional frames of reference and canonical art history.

The program will include light refreshments.

Event email: publicprograms@folkartmuseum.org

Event web site: http://folkartmuseum.org/programs/open-house-self-taught-genius-gallery-and-the-archives-of-the-american-folk-art-museum-101817/?ID=16287

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