At 23rd Street Armory Show, Dealers Shed Light on What’s Hot in Americana

Patina Mania is not enough for describing the dominant theme in the 23rd Street Armory Show. The obsession with surface and paint has already stirred up interest and prices in many folk art areas, such as dower chests or weathervanes; now dealers must prove that collect-ability and bargains can still co-exist, in an antique show. At the […]

Frist Center Presents Acclaimed Folk and Self-taught Alabama Artists

This summer the Frist Center for the Visual Arts in Nashville will present two exhibitions exploring parallels between folk and self-taught artists of the American South. Creation Story: Gee’s Bend Quilts and the Art of Thornton Dial includes 44 works–20 quilts by the women of Gee’s Bend and 24 paintings and assemblages by Thornton Dial–drawn […]