Last night, the American Folk Art Museum hosted its second exhibition at the Self-Taught Genius Gallery in Long Island City. Holding Space: The Museum Collects, features more than forty works on view. The exhibition shows the breadth of folk art and the depth of the museum’s collecting, with work from the eighteenth through twenty-first centuries. Paintings, furniture, salt-glazed ceramics, sculpture, and works on paper are included in the exhibition. Among the artists whose work will be shown are Sheldon Peck, Ammi Phillips, Thornton Dial Sr., Elizabeth Layton, Ronald Lockett, Brent Green, and David K. Livingston.



Open Monday through Thursday, 11 am to 5 pm. Admission is free and is generously supported by the Henry Luce Foundation. Holding Space: The Museum Collects is curated by Sarah Margolis-Pineo, assistant curator of the Self-Taught Genius Gallery.


Click here for photos from opening night.


Holding Space: The Museum Collects, will be on view March 5–July 5, 2018, 47-29 32nd Place Long Island City, NY 11101.


photos // Stephen Smith for Art Zealous