Folk Art and American Modernism


The Museum of American Folk Art

I have long enjoyed the naive beauty to be seen in works of American Folk Art. There is a clearness that comes from a lack of formal conceits. It creates a directness that reaches right into to my graphic designer’s soul. This exhibit that exposes the connections between early collectors, patrons and modern artists was eye opening for me.There were portraits, frakturs, rugs, quilts, advertising and sculpture. I had never known anything about the WPA project that created an archive documenting design. As I explore the world of craft. I want to know more.