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 […]

New Show Replaces TAAS, Adds Photography and Design to Americana

The Art Fair Company recently announced the launch a new art and antique fair in place of The American Antiques Show (TAAS), formerly organized by the American Folk Art Museum. The event adds to the line-up for Americana Week, New York for 2012. “The Art Fair Company will build upon the strength of The American Antique Show, which has […]

Rufus A. Grider & Fritz Vogt in the Mohawk Valley

Canajoharie is a sleepy upstate town in the Mohawk Valley that once boasted the best hops fields around and big industry. It was home to, among others, the Mohawks, Susan B. Anthony,  a historian/teacher/artist named Rufus A. Grider and a drifter/day laborer/ artist named Fritz Vogt.  Settled between the Adirondacks and Catskill mountains, the region […]