Folk art has flourished in the heart of New York City since the eighteenth century and continues to do so today! Join us on Saturday, September 23rd as we view the beautiful newly renovated galleries and tour the exhibitions of the Museum of Folk Art with Bryn Mawr College Trustee and President of the Folk-Art Museum Elizabeth Warren’72!
SOLD OUT – WAITING LIST ONLY
Gather at the Museum of Folk Art with Elizabeth Warren, as she explores the beauty and impact of art on the human experience in What That Quilt Knows About Me and Material Witness: Folk and Self-Taught Artists at Work.
What That Quilt Knows About Me – This exhibition features 35 quilts and related works of art that explore the deeply personal and emotional power associated with the experience of making and living with quilts. The exhibition’s title conveys the idea that quilts have the capacity for “knowing” or containing information about the human experience. Reflecting on this sentiment, the exhibition presents quilts as collections of intimate stories.
Material Witness: Folk and Self-Taught Artists at Work – Material Witness is the first in a series of thematic shows drawn from the Museum’s collection and generously supported by a grant from the Henry Luce Foundation. Featuring nearly 150 works of art, this exhibition chronicles how artists across four centuries have utilized various components of the material world.
Afterwards, weather permitting, we can cross to the square at Lincoln Center to sit and chat or gather in a local restaurant for a bite to eat, Dutch treat.
Elizabeth Warren ’72 has served on the Board of Trustees of the American Folk Art Museum since 2007 and was elected President in 2019. Previously she was curator at the Museum from 1984 until 1991, and subsequently a consulting and guest curator. She has organized a number of critically acclaimed exhibitions, many of which have been accompanied by books, including Infinite Variety: Three Centuries of Red and White Quilts (2011), The Perfect Game: America Looks at Baseball (2003-2004), and Made in New York City: The Business of Folk Art (2019). After graduating with an AB from Bryn Mawr College, where Ms. Warren currently serves on the Board of Trustees, she received her MA from New York University in Folk Art Studies.
WHAT: Welcome Tour of Galleries and Exhibitions with Bryn Mawr College Trustee and President of the Folk Art Museum Elizabeth Warren ’72
WHEN: Saturday, September 23rd at 11:30 AM
RSVP: RSVP HERE. (Space is limited; first come, first served). SOLD OUT – WAITING LIST ONLY
WHERE: The Museum of Folk Art (2 Lincoln Square, Columbus Avenue at West 66th Street)
HOW MUCH: $25. In addition, we would appreciate Club Dues to support Club programing for Bryn Mawr alums.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lucille Blair ’76 at firstname.lastname@example.org