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"Contemporary Folk Art: Treasures from the Smithsonian
American Art Museum"
2000-09-03 until 2000-11-26
Tampa Museum of Art
USA United States of America
This exhibition showcases 70 works by contemporary self-taught
artists from the collection of the National Museum of American
Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. Contemporary Folk Art is one of eight exhibitions in Treasures to Go,
from the Smithsonian American Art Museum, touring the nation through
2002. The Principal Financial Group is a proud partner in presenting these
treassures to the American people. Support for this exhibition locally
provided in part by AON Consulting, WRB Enterprises, Inc., the Jacarlene
Foundation, and Tampa Museum of Art Trustees Bretta B. Arthur and Janis
Relying on personal initiatives rather than established conventions,
these painters and sculptors convey exceptional ingenuity, insight,
wit, and reverence through their work. Rev. Howard Finster,
Thornton Dial, Earl Cunningham, and Purvis Young are among the
better known artists represented in this exhibition.
Alexander A. Maldonado
Waterfront at Night Spectacular Night
Oil, 21 1/4 x 27 1/4 in.
Smithsonian American Art Museum,
Gift of Herbert Waide Hemphill, Jr.