folk art

Ukrainian pysanky are more than beautifully decorated eggs. The folkloric tradition has lasted for centuries and its core tenets have even been linked to more widely-spread ancient practices centered…
Through intimate photographs and the artist's own words, Danelle Manthey’s photographs and accompanying essays recontextualize these displays as more than just Christmas kitsch, but as visionary…
Thirty-six years after his death, Elijah Pierce is receiving more acclaim than ever.
Following in the footsteps of such pioneering art dealers as Phyllis Kind (1933-2018) and Sidney Janis (1896-1989), more and more contemporary galleries are now exhibiting Outsider Art.
To learn about any culture, one of our greatest resources is its art, and America is no exception.
Michelangelo, Van Gogh, and Picasso have been alluring subjects for filmmakers throughout the history of cinema. Artists of far lesser stature have also inspired filmmakers over the years. Some are…
A work from a titan of American self-taught art could set a new auction record for the artist.
From September 21, 2019 to January 19, 2020, the Art Institute of Chicago presents Photography + Folk Art: Looking for America in the 1930s, an examination of American art at the height of the Great…