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FOLK ART VOLUME 27, NUMBER I / SPRING 2002
A CELEBRATION: THE AMERICAN FOLK ART MUSEUM OPENS ON 53RD STREET Gerard C. Wertkin and Riccardo Salmona
DEPARTMENTS Cover: American Folk Art Museum, 45 West 53rd Street
EDITOR'S COLUMN Folk Art is published four times a year by the American Folk Art Museum. The museum's administrative offices are at 555 West 57th Street, New York, NY 10019-2925, Tel. 212/977-7170, Fax 212/977-8134. Prior to Fall 1992, Volume 17, Number 3, Folk Art was published as The Clarion. Annual subscription rate for members is included in membership dues. Copies are mailed to all members. Single copy $6.00. Published and copyright 2002 by the American Folk Art Museum,45 West 53rd Street, New York, NY 10019. The cover and contents of Folk Art are fully protected by copyright and may not be reproduced in any manner without written consent. Opinions expressed by contributors are not necessarily those of the American Folk Art Museum. Unsolicited manuscripts or photographs should be accompanied by return postage. Folk Art assumes no responsibility for the loss or damage of such materials. Change of address: Please send both old and new addresses to the museum's administrative offices at 555 West 57th Street, New York,NY 10019-2925,and allow five weeks for change. Advertising: Folk Art endeavors to accept advertisements only from advertisers whose reputation is recognized in the trade, but despite the care with which the advertising department screens photographs and texts submitted by its advertisers,it cannot guarantee the unquestionable authenticity of objects or quality of services advertised in its pages or offered for sale by its advertisers, nor can it accept responsibility for misunderstandings that may arise from the purchase or sale of objects or services advertised in its pages. The museum is dedicated to the exhibition and interpretation offolk art and it is a violation of its principles to be involved in or to appear to be involved in the sale of works of art. For this reason, the museum will not knowingly accept advertisements for Folk Art that illustrate or describe objects that have been exhibited at the museum within one year of placing an advertisement.
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VIIe dedicate this issue to the fabulous building and installations that comprise our new museum on West 53rd Street, to the key people who made our dreams come true, and to the many, many celebrants who joined us for the joyous opening events. We have attempted to record a very special time in the museum's history and to share it with you, our museum family. In "A Celebration: The American Folk Art Museum Opens on 53rd Street," starting on page 22, Deputy Director Riccardo Salmona, who had staff responsibility for the Capital Campaign and for coordinating the building project, offers his gratitude to the many people whose efforts and talents made the building a reality, and Director Gerard C. Wertkin honors twelve individuals and families who have contributed to the growth and health of the museum since its founding. The core of this commemorative issue, however, is the images of the installations of the inaugural exhibitions and of the opening events, and for them we must thank photographers Matt Flynn and Laura Lewis, who shot the events, and Michael Moran, whose camerawork brings the installations to life in these pages, as well as my colleagues Janey Fire, director of photographic services and Jeffrey Kibler, magazine designer. On December 5, just before the kickoff of the first gala party, Director Of course, this issue Gerard C. Wertkin, on behalf of the museum staff, and in gratitude for also offers our regular his many contributions to the museum, presented Board Chairman Ralph Esmerian—a huge Yankee fan—with an autographed photo, departments, including in an engraved Tiffany frame, of Yankee manager Joe Torre. Director's Letter, MiniaEsmerian was clearly delighted! tures, Spring Programs, Books of Interest, and a special Museum News report on the exhibition "Studies and Sketches: Henry Darger," which opened at the museum's Eva and Morris Feld Gallery on Columbus Avenue on January 19. This exhibition is a companion to "Darger: The Henry Darger Collection at the American Folk Art Museum" on 53rd Street. The next issue of Folk Art will feature essays on two exhibitions opening in July: "American Anthem: Masterworks from the American Folk Art Museum," and "Saw Painter: Jacob Kass," as well as a story about the museum's library— an important resource for researchers, collectors, dealers, and art enthusiasts. Among other things, we will also be reporting on TAAS,the first—and absolutely fabulous—American Antiques Show,and on this year's Outsider Art Fair, plus some new and exciting museum acquisitions. Till then, have a beautiful spring. I hope you come and visit our new museum before the summer issue arrives in your mailbox.
AMERICAN FOLK ART MUSEUM PUBLICATIONS/FOLK ART Rosemary Gabriel Director ofPublications/Editor and Publisher Tanya Heinrich Exhibition Catalog and Book Editor Katharine Clark Associate Editor Benjamin J. Boyington Copy Editor Jeffrey Kibler, The Magazine Group,Inc. Design John Hood Advertising Sales Eleanor Garlow Advertising Sales Craftsmen Litho Printers Administration Gerard C. Wertkin Director Susan Conlon Assistant to the Director Riccardo Salmons Deputy Director Jane A. McIntosh Assistant Director ofthe Capital Campaign Joan M. Walsh Interim ChiefFinancial Officer Irene Kreny Accountant Madhulcar Balsara Assistant Controller Robert J. Saracena Facilities Manager George Wang Systems Manager Wendy Barbee Manager of Visitor Services Ned Kulakowslci Assistant Manager of Visitor Services Michelle Sabatiele Visitor Services Assistant Jeaninne Walz Visitor Services Representative Damon Anderson Visitor Services Representative Dave Charles Visitor Services Representative Daniel Rodriguez Mailroom Kristopher Zylinski Mailroom Assistant Beverly McCarthy Mail Order/Reception Katya Ullman Administrative Assistant/Reception Collections & Exhibitions Stacy C. Hollander Senior Curator and Director ofExhibitions Brooke Davis Anderson Director and Curator of The Contemporary Center Celene Ryan Curatorial Assistant Ann-Mane Reilly Registrar Judith Gluck Steinberg Assistant Registrar/ Coordinator of Traveling Exhibitions Elizabeth V. Warren Consulting Curator Education Diana Schlesinger Director ofEducation Lee Kogan Director, Folk Art Institute/Curator ofSpecial Projects for The Contemporary Center Laura Tilden Education Assistant Departments Cheryl Aldridge Director ofDevelopment Diana DeJesus-Medina Director ofCorporate Development Gina Talocco Development Associate Beth Bergin Membership Director Suzannah Schatt Membership Associate Sumner Andrews Membership Associate Danelsi De La Cruz Membership Assistant Wendy Barreto Membership Clerk Susan Flamm Public Relations Director Monique A. Brizz-Walker Director ofSpecial Events Katie Hush Special Events Coordinator Alice J. Hoffman Director ofLicensing/Executive Director of The American Antiques Show Marie S. DiManno Director ofMuseum Shops Richard Ho Manager ofInformation Systems, Retail Operations Janey Fire Director ofPhotographic Services James Mitchell Librarian Eugene P. Sheehy Volunteer Librarian Rita Keckeissen Volunteer Librarian Eva and Morris Feld Gallery Staff Dale Gregory Gallery Manager Misty Das Assistant Gallery Manager Ursula Morillo Weekend Gallery Manager Kenneth R. Bing Security Treenia Thompson Security Museum Shops Staff Managers:Dorothy Gargiulo, Rita Pollitt, Marion Whitley; Security: Bienvenido Medina; Staff: Thomas James, Jason Munt; Volunteers: Angela Clair, Millie Gladstone, Elayne Home,Judy Kenyon, Arlene Laden, Nancy Mayer, Frances Rojack, Phyllis Selnick, Lola Silvergleid, Maxine Spiegel American Folk Art Museum Book and Gift Shops 45 West 53rd Street New York, NY 10019 212/265-1040, ext. 124 Two Lincoln Square(Columbus Avenue between 65th and 66th Streets) New York, NY 10023 212/595-9533, ext. 26 Administrative Offices American Folk Art Museum 555 West 57th Street, New York, NY 10019-2925 212/977-7170, Fax 212/977-8134, http://www.folkartmuseum.org email@example.com
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Carved Wood Figural Group Vermont, circa 1880. Approximately 25" I x 14" h A grouping by the some carver is in the collection of the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Museum, Complete provenance available.
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Pair of seagulls, carved and painted wood, glass eyes and metal feet. 1882. Measures 27"from beak to tail with a 29"wing span.
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Vibrantly exuberant wool hooked and yarn-sewn rug. New England origin circa 1860-70. 22 1/2 x 39". Mounted for hanging.
Pennsylvania Dower Chest, possibly Berks County. Inscribed Samual Lichty 1844. Original condition. 411/2" wide. 18" tall. 23 1/2" deep.
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JACOB MAENTEL Portrait of a young man with an umbrella and top hat / Watercolor on paper / PA 10 3/4" x 9" / c. 1830
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Center of the American Folk Art Museum,Leavitt has worked closely ore than ever before, the American Folk Art Museum is with its director and curator, Brooke Davis Anderson, on a host of Although attractions. York New on the list of must-see issues. I am grateful to Taryn Leavitt for assuming the responsibilities tourism has not returned to its pre-September 11 levels, New Yorkers and visitors to the city alike are turning out of trusteeship at this challenging juncture in the museum's history. Brooke Davis Anderson has organized "Studies and Sketches: in large numbers to experience the phenomenon at 45 Henry Darger," an exhibition now on view at the museum's Eva and West 53rd Street that Peter Schjeldahl, writing in The Morris Feld Gallery at Two Lincoln Square. For the first time since New Yorker, called a "pleasure machine." I am pleased Darger's work was discovered, it is possible to examine the artist's to report that the museum has already welcomed tens of thousands of preparatory studies and sketches and thus reach a more profound visitors to its new home,including numerous individuals prominent in American public life. It was a special privilege for me to greet the First understanding of the process by which he created art. The Eva and Morris Feld Gallery continues to be an important aspect of the Lady of the United States, Laura Bush, who toured the museum in museum's service to the public, and I encourage members and friends early February; I look forward to sharing a more extended report on visit that gallery as well as the new building at 45 West 53rd Street to Art. Folk of that occasion with you in the next issue for a full introduction to the museum and its collections. The new building provides an exciting venue for corporate recepThis is a commemorative issue of Folk Art, a special opportunity tions as well, and many organizations have already taken advantage of the opening of our new home and to thank those who were in record to the Corporate Partners program to reach out to their constituencies in the building's successful completion. For me,as direcinstrumental World The Council, Business & Arts The this striking environment. tor, the moment is one of deep gratification and sheer joy. My gratiEconomic Forum, AOL Time Warner, and J.P. Morgan Chase, to tude to all those good friends who have remained loyally committed to name just a few, have hosted receptions at the museum. For further the American Folk Art Museum through the years is boundless. To special of director information, please call Monique Brizz-Walker, them, as well as to our newer supporters, goes this expression of my events, at 212/977-7170, ext. 322. deepest appreciation. I look forward to welcoming you to the museum In other news, Joseph F. Cullman 3rd, a generous supporter of the in the weeks and months ahead.* American Folk Art Museum's building program,retired as an active 2001. 7, December on Trustees member of the Board of On the same date, he was elected a Trustee Emeritus of the institution in recognition of his exceptional contributions. Few individuals have had such an immediate and positive impact on the museum. A distinguished business leader, who served from 1957 to 1978 as chief executive officer of Philip Morris Companies, he joined the museum's board in 1998. He brought to his trusteeship a youthful vigor that helped energize the museum's capital campaign and building program. All of us at the museum have benefited from his wise advice and encouragement. To formally recognize his achievements, the museum's Board of Trustees unanimously adopted a resolution expressing its affection and esteem for Joe Cullman and its gratitude for his wholehearted commitment of time and resources. As director, it was a privilege for me to work closely with Joe Cullman.I am grateful to him for agreeing to remain involved, even in his retirement from active service. The board has added a. new trustee to its ranks. I am pleased to welcome Taryn Leavitt, an avid collectorâ€” with her husband, Markâ€”of both traditional folk art and works by contemporary self-taught artists. Leavitt, who holds a Master of Arts degree in folk art studies from New York University, has enjoyed an impressive career as a broadcast journalist in radio and television. At various times, she has served as reporter, producer, writer, and anchor for both general and business news programs in London and New York. A participant in the initiative The World Economic Forum's media and entertainment dinner and meeting, held in the American Folk Art Museum's Cullman/Danziger Family Atrium. that resulted in the organization of The Contemporary
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"I Will Succeed" by Sharon Hardy Acrylic on wood, 23" x 31"
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Drawn Home: Fritz Vogt's Rural America April 2- December 29, 2002 See more than seventy striking renditions of 1890s rural America by itinerant folk artist Fritz Vogt in his unprecedented record of country life. Drawn Home: Fritz Vogt's Rural New York reveals Vogt's unique perspective and provides a vibrant representation of rural America's architecture, agriculture, commerce, and social history. A fully-illustrated catalogue will accompany the exhibition.
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PRIS BUTTLER,one of America's top naive-style artists, was commissioned to paint famous folk artists in their art environments. She completed this painting of Howard Finster in his beloved Paradise Gardens just before his death. Now, this extraordinary painting — and others of Sam Doyle, James Harold Jennings, Jake McCord and RA Miller — have been made into 16"x20" Giclee prints, as stunning as the originals. They are available exclusively from America Oh, Yes!
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BOOK AND GIFT SHOPS AMERICAN RADIANCE: THE RALPH ESMERIAN GIFT TO THE AMERICAN FOLK ART MUSEUM By Stacy C. Hollander American Folk Art Museum in association with Harry N. Abrams, Inc. Hardcover, 572 pages; 440 full-color illustrations $75 US/$115 CAN Showcasing more than 400 outstanding works that comprise the Ralph Esmerian gift to the American Folk Art Museum, this sumptuous volume celebrates traditional American folk art in all its vibrant diversity. Combining new research, never-beforepublished color photographs, and detailed entries on each artwork, American Radiance is indispensable to students, collectors, and folk art enthusiasts.
DARGER: THE HENRY DARGER COLLECTION AT THE AMERICAN FOLK ART MUSEUM By Brooke Davis Anderson American Folk Art Museum in association with Harry N. Abrams, Inc. Hardcover, 128 pages; 114 full-color illustrations $29.95 US/$45 CAN Cataloging in full color the American Folk Art Museum's recent acquisition of 37 paintings, among other Darger works, this informative, yet affordable volume offers a general introduction to a controversial self-taught artist.
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AMERICAN ANTHEM: MASTERWORKS FROM THE AMERICAN FOLK ART MUSEUM By Stacy C. Hollander, Brooke Davis Anderson, and Gerard C. Wertkin American Folk Art Museum in association with Harry N. Abrams, Inc. Hardcover, 432 pages; 293 full-color illustrations $65 US/$95 CAN A song of praise to the nation, American Anthem celebrates the symbols of liberty, ingenuity, and refuge indelibly embedded in American folk art from colonial days through the present. This book, and the accompanying exhibition, mark the first time that such a comprehensive selection of folk art masterworks have been made available to the public.
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PRIMITIVE American Self-Taught Art from the High Museum of Art "New Treasures, Old Favorites: American Self-Taught Art from the High" will be on view at The High Museum of Art Folk Art and Photography Galleries in Atlanta through April 13, 2002. Combining traditional and contemporary art, the exhibit will feature recent acquisitions as well as works from the museum's permanent folk art collection. Featured artists include Howard Finster and Nellie Mae Rowe, Carlton Garrett and Mattie Lou O'Kelley, Felipe Benito Archuleta and Charlie Willeto, and James Castle and Charles Dellschau. For more information, please call the museum at 404/733-4437.
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ROBIN / Calvin Black / c. 1952/ painted 2 16 1 wood, fabric, mixed media / 42/ 15" / Norfolk Southern Collection of SelfAtlanta Art, of Museum Taught Art, High
A Window to the Past at the Long island Museum The Long Island Museum (631/751-0066)in Stony Brook, N.Y., presents "Quilts: A Window to the Past" through June 2. This exhibition features 34 quilts and more than 150 artifacts— including sewing accessories, related textiles, and photographs—that reveal the historical context in which the quilts were made. The quilts represent a range of symbols and styles, such as Star of Bethlehem, Sawtooth, Spinning Triangles, Presentation, Tree of Life, and Crazy quilts.
Diverse traditions are an important part of the exhibition, particularly in the works of two contemporary quilt artists from Long Island, Ora Kirkland and Ina McNeil. Several special programs are being offered in conjunction with the exhibition, including a gallery tour and a hands-on quilting demonstration with several of the artists featured in the show. For additional information, please visit the museum's website at www. longislandmuseum.org.
Historical Society of Early American Decoration Convention From April 19-21,2002, the Historical Society of Early American Decoration will hold its semiannual convention and exhibition at the Shearaton Ferncroft Resort in Danvers, Mass. The exhibition is free and open to the public Friday,4-11 PM; Saturday,9 Am-11 PM; and
Sunday,9 Am—noon. Original decorated tinware, reverse painting on glass, and American country painting pieces are just a few examples of items that will be on view. For additional information, please contact Susan Redfield in Mass. at 781/631-5250 or Barbara Quirk in N.H. at 603/669-2624.
Egyptian Bird, 1997, acrylic on paper, 40 x 26 in.
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Textiles from the Andes "Hidden Threads of Peru: Q'ero Textiles," an exhibition of woven art from an indigenous community in the Cuzco area of southern Peru, is on view at The Textile Museum in Washington, D.C.(202/6670441)through Aug.4. Weaving is a dominant form of artistic expression in Q'ero, a village located high on the eastern slopes of the Andes Mountains, and many of the techniques and designs used by artisans of this region derive from the preHispanic past. The exhibition includes more than 35 examples from The Textile Museum's collections,from the American Museum of Natural History in New York City, and from a private collection. A full-color catalog accompanies the exhibition. For additional information, call the museum or visit its website at www.textilemuseum.org.
CARRYING CLOTH FOR LUNCH / Q'ero, Peru / second half of the 20th century / The Textile Museum 1999.7.10 / gift of John Cohen
WOMAN'S SHAWL / Q'ero, Peru / second half of the 20th century / The Textile Museum 1999.7.2 / gift of John Cohen
Technology and Textiles
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Also on view at The Textile Museum through July 28,"Technology as Catalyst: Textile Artists on the Cutting Edge," features works that incorporate revolutionary digital technologies in their creation. The show explores the relationship of high-tech equipment and handwork and illustrates how contemporary artists implement traditional tex-
tile techniques with new technological forms. Six contemporary artists are featured in the show: surface designers Junco Sato Pollack and Hitoshi Ujie; Carol Westfall and Susan Brandeis, both of whom employ a variety of weaving, digital printing, and dyeing techniques in their work; and master weavers Lia Cook and Cynthia Schira.
Beer Can House The Orange Show Foundation (713/926-6368), a THE BEER CAN HOUSE, Houston,'rec. nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservacontinue the preservation of the tion and promotion of folk art house, the Milkovisch family based in Houston, Tex., has began discussions with the Can Beer the purchased recently Orange Show Foundation last House, also located in Houston. March to figure out how best to In 1968, a retired upholsterer operate and preserve the monunamed John Milkovisch began ment. The Cullen Foundation tacking flattened beer cans to the side of his house, eventually cov- and Brown Foundation provided ering the entire building. He con- funding for the project. The Orange Foundation expects that tinued his project by fashioning it will be a year before the Beer curtains, mobiles,fences, sculpCan House will be opened to the tures, windmills, wind chimes, public. The organization will and long chains from beer cans. conserve the exterior of the home Since its creation, the Beer Can and convert its interior into small House has become a Houston exhibition spaces and a room for landmark. John Milkovisch visiting artists. passed away in 1988. Unable to
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illiam Hawkins Folk Art in Ohio An exhibition featuring the work of contemporary folk artist William Hawkins will be on view through May 30 at the Southern Ohio Museum in Portsmouth (710/354-4090). William Hawkins (1395-1990) was born in Union City, Ky. From 1918 to 1919, he served in the U.S. Army in France, and in the early 1920s he was hired at the Buckeye Steel Casting Company in Columbus.
Hawkins' paintings and drawings are characterized by bold colors and stark contrasts, and his themes range from animals to narrative scenes to architecture. His work reflects a rich life of movement and observation. The show includes approximately 60 drawings, 20 paintings, and much of the source material that inspired the famous folk artist. Dealers in exceptional contemporary self-taught, naive, visionary, and outsider art.
Corrections Please note the following correction to "Essays From the Clarion and Folk Art: Fall 1975 Through Summer 2001: A Subject Index" (summer 2001, vol. 26/ no. 2, pp. 59-72)."Was J.A. Davis Jane Anthony Davis? New Supporting Evidence," by Arthur and Sybil Kern,summer 1999, vol. 24/no. 2, was omitted and should have been listed on page 60 under Individual Artists, Davis, J. A.
Also, in "Eva and Morris Feld Gallery Reopens," Museum News, winter 2001/02, vol. 26/ no. 4, page 82,it was stated that "in celebration of the spectacular renovation, Ms. Martinson held a reception for staff, trustees, the architects and friends of the museum." The reception, in fact, was generously underwritten and hosted by both Trustee Frances Martinson and Trustee Joyce B. Cowin. We apologize for the omissions.
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Celebration The American Folk Art Museum Opens on 53rd Street Few events in the history of any institution can match the excitement of opening a new home. For the American Folk Art Museum, the completion of its building at 45 West 53rd Street in the heart of New York City represented the culmination of many years of planning. If ever there were a time to celebrate, this was it! * In this special commemorative issue of Folk Art, we invite readers to participate in the events that marked this wonderful moment. We also ask you to join us for a visual tour through the new American Folk Art Museum, so that you can experience the extraordinary inaugural exhibitions.* The new museum is a jewel. Architects Tod Williams and Billie Tsien have given us a structure that delights in wonderful detailing
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and in beautiful materials, finishes, and surfaces. If the building is intimate in scale, it is large in intention. It makes a bold statement while respecting the traditions of fine craftsmanship that it embodies. We could not be more proud or pleased.* The widely heralded inaugural exhibitions match the striking qualities of the building itself. "American Radiance: The Ralph Esmerian Gift to the American Folk Art Museum" features more than four hundred stunning objects recently presented to the museum by the institution's long-time president and chairman of the Board of Trustees. "Darger: The Henry Darger Collection at the
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president of the Board of Trustees, and On December 11, visitors line up for the grand opening. Bottom right: Director Gerard C. Wertkin (center) cut the ribbon, with help from L. John Wilkerson (left), Ralph 0. Esmerian, chairman.
Left: Preservation Hall Jazz Band. Right: Wertkin (center) with the museum's first visitors, Walter H. McDonald and Carol B. O'Hare from Cambridge, Massachusetts.
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MUSEUM STAFF 1 Ann-Marie Reilly 2 Gerard C. Wertldn 3 Stacy C. Hollander 4 Riccardo Salmons 5 Brooke Davis Anderson 6 Marie S. DiManno 7 Beth Bergin 8 Susan Flamm 9 Jane A. McIntosh 10 Alice Hoffman 11 Lee Kogan 12 Katya Ullman 13 Suzannah Schaft 14 Michelle Sabatkle 15 Wendy Barbee 16 George Wang 17 Judith Gluck Steinberg 18 Rosemary Gabriel 19 Sarah Debbie 20 Tanya Heinrich 21 Katharine Clark 22 Cheryl Aldridge 23 Janey Fire 24 Diana Schlesinger 25 Stephen N. Roache 26 Sumner Andrews 27 Sarah Munt 28 Diana Delesus-Medina 29 Beverly McCarthy 30 Katie Hush 31 Misty Dan 32 Dale Gregory 33 Madhukar Balsam 34 Ned Kulakowsid 35 Robert J. Saracena 36 Susan Conlon 37 Gina Talocco 38 Callum Ryan 39 Mel Novatt 40 Marion Whitley 41 Irene Kreny 42 Monique A. Brizz-Walker 43 James Mitchell 44 Daniel Rodriguez 45 Richard Ho 46 Bienvenido Medina
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American Folk Art Museum" comprises an outstanding gathering of the reclusive Chicago artist's paintings, writings, and source materials. * The combination of these two exhibitionsâ€”one deeply rooted in tradition, the other delving into the interior world of a brilliant if idiosyncratic artistâ€”is nothing less than electric and has drawn the accolades of critics near and far. I am deeply indebted to the Philip Morris Companies for their belief in our inaugural exhibitions and their willingness to underwrite their costs. The museum's relationship with Philip Morris extends back through more than twenty years of engaging
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Entrance to "American Radiance," featuring David Goldsmith's Tin Man; portraits by Jacob Maentel; north gallery, fifth floor.
"American Radiance": Pennsylvania German decorative arts, including Mahantango or Schwaben Creek Valley furniture, north gallery, fourth floor.
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Photos: Laura Leuk
Not pictured: Paul W. Caan, Barbara Cate, Jonathan Green, Susan Gutfreund, Taryn Leavitt, George H. Meyer, Cyril I. Nelson, Margaret Z. Robson, Selig D. Sacks, and Bonnie Strauss.
presentations. On behalf of the Board of Trustees and staff of the museum, I extend this expression of gratitude to Geoffrey Bible, chairman, Jennifer P. Goodale, director of corporate contributions, and other friends in the company.* This special issue of Folk Art has another, equally important purpose. It permits us to thank the many individuals who gave so generously of their time, expertise, and resources to help us reach this grand moment in our history. On behalf of the entire museum family, I would like to express my deep appreciation to all who participated in this extraordinary undertaking. â€”Gerard C. Wertkin, Director
1. Building architects Billie Tsien and Tod Williams. 2. Curator Stacy C. Hollander, Deputy Director Riccardo Salmona, and Curator Brooke Davis Anderson. 3. Board Chairman Ralph 0. Esmerian in front of Girl in Red Dress with Cat and Dog, by Ammi Phillips.
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1 Joyce B. Cowin 2 Laura Parsons 3 Samuel Farber 4 Frances Sirota Martinson 5 Anne Hill Blanchard 6 Jacqueline Fowler 7 Lucy C. Danziger 8 Julia T. Rich's 9 Nancy Mead 10 Nathaniel J. Sutton 11 J. Randall Plummer 12 Kristina Johnson 13 Ralph 0. Esmerian 14 Barry D. Briskin 15 Joan M. Johnson 16 L. John Wilkerson 17 David L. Davies 18 David Krashes
"American Radiance": Portraits by "Carver Limner," Erastus Salisbury Field, and Sheldon Peck, east wall, fifth floor.
"American Radiance": Early nineteenth-century crewel bedcover (right); schoolgirl-painted furniture and watercolor exercises (left); east gallery, third floor.
1 Seamus Henchy 2 Tod Williams 3 Billie Tsien 4 Matthew Baird 5 Riccardo Salmona 6 Tom McClain 7 Jennifer Turner 8 Mary Beth Byrne 111140, I
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17 Tracey Cameron 18 James Augustyn 19 Philip Ryan 20 Jerome Johnson 21 Michael Melanophy 22 Christopher Steinmann 23 James Hurley 24 David Cahill
1. Trustees Laura Parsons, Anne Hill Blanchard, Julia T. Richie, and Barry D. Briskin. 2. Director Gerard C. Wertkin with representatives of Takashimaya Company. Back row: Kishi Kazuhiko, Suzuki Shigemi, Boku Takeko, Watanabe Takeshi. Front row: Naito Fuzuki, Hatano Tadahiko, Yoshida Masato. 3. Professor Neil Levine, Harvard University, and Trustee Lucy C. Danziger. 3 30 SPRING 2002 FOLK ART
"American Radiance": Sultana show figure standing before monumental nineteenth-century appliquĂŠd carpet; early American schoolgirl needleworks; north gallery, third floor.
In Appreciation and Recognition n December 11, 2001, the doors of
the new American Folk Art Museum were formally opened by John Wilk-
erson and Ralph 0. Esmerian, the president and chairman of its Board
of Trustees, and the museum's direc-
tor, Gerard C. Wertkin. An enthusiastic crowd of tourists, art lovers, and museumgoers had patiently lined up outside
in the cold winter morning, waiting for their first glimpse of the most widely anticipated new building to be erected in Manhattan in several decades. In they came, swaying and dancing to the rousing sounds of the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, in an impromptu New Orleansâ€”style march through the atrium of New York's stunning new museum.
Within a week, the verdict was in from the art and architecture press. The American Folk Art Museum found itself on the receiving end of an avalanche of critical praise and compliments. The reviews of the architecture, as well as of the opening exhibitions, included the following raves: "[The American Folk Art Museum] is a pleasure machine, and its two inaugural exhibitions are strong delights..., the architectural strategy is jazzlike." "[One] can learn a lot from a visit to this provocative new museum, starting with the indispensability ofjoy." "[The museum has a] stunning new home... elegant, intricate and memorable.... Williams and Tsien have given New York a beautiful place to be." "This is a tour de force." From my vantagepoint as the museum staff person in charge of the project from start to finish, it is
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1. Allan and Kendra Daniel. 2. Sam Waterston, the museum's public relations director, Susan Flamm, and Trustee Ralph 0. Esmerian. 3. Trustee Joan M. Johnson and Barbara Wertkin. 4. Amy and Christopher Steinmann. 5. Trustee George H. Meyer and his wife, Kay, with his gift to the museum of a Felipe Archuleta tiger. 6. Owner's Representative Seamus Henchy with his wife, Elise. 7. Curator Stacy C. Hollander with longtime museum donors and supporters Leo and Dorothea Rabkin. Photos: Laura Lewis
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clearly evident that our success was based upon our ability to assemble a great team. We began this teambuilding by forming a building committee chaired by Trustee Sam Farber and including Trustees Ralph 0. Esmerian and Lucy Danziger and Director Wertkin. It was this committee, working closely with various members of the museum staff, that gathered the individuals and firms that would work tirelessly for four years to fulfill the stunning vision for the new American Folk Art Museum. The museum felt it had picked a winner back in 1997 when it selected Tod Williams Billie Tsien and Associates, from a group of more than thirty architects and architectural firms, to design its permanent new home on West 53rd Street. Nothing, however, prepared the museum's board and staff for the brilliant build-
"American Radiance": Pennsylvania German decorative arts, including eagle carvings by Wilhelm Schimmel and fraktur and decorated manuscripts, east gallery, leading to Pennsylvania German pottery in eighteenthcentury Lancaster cupboard, south gallery; fourth floor.
ing that is now open in midtown Manhattan. There seemed to be an immediate and deep connection with Williams and Tsien on a philosophical level, and we knew the architectural statement would be strong. Like much of folk art itself, the museum is nothing if not "gutsy." Ultimately, however, the success of the building would be dependent upon its ability to function as a museum, a place for the display and exhibition of works of art. The architects achieved both of these goals with the kind of new and exciting architecture not seen in New York City in a number of years. The public apparently agrees with the critics, for the museum has experienced record numbers of visitors almost every day since December 11. Despite strong confidence in themselves and their vision, Williams
and Tsien always listened to our concerns about the practicalities of the choice of materials, time, and, of course, budget. Their inexhaustible well of creativity and imagination, as well as their ability to roll up their sleeves and attack any given problem or stumbling block without any preconceptions, left the rest of us in a constant state of awe. The entire process was, necessarily, one of collaboration, and not once did communication break down between all the various voices whose input was necessary to the project. I would like to say that William and Tsien were ably assisted by Matthew Baird, whom they assigned to us as the project architect, but "ably" does not even begin to do justice to Matthew's contributions. He has been incredible; balancing the desires and points of view of his own firm with those of
the museum, the museum's owner's representative, the various engineers, the consultants, and finally the contractor. He doesn't seem to possess a temper, and his instinctual ability to gather consensus on a solution for a problem proved invaluable. Beginning in 1999, Philip Ryan assumed the role of assistant project architect. The fourth member of William and Tsien's team was Jennifer Turner, who handled all of the furniture and fixtures for the project. Both Ryan and Turner enthusiastically gave 100 percent day in and day out, and they continue to help the museum as the few remaining t's are crossed and i's dotted. Assisting Tod Williams Billie Tsien and Associates as associate architects for the project was the firm of Helfand Myerberg Guggenheimer. We worked closely with Peter
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1. Elizabeth Stern, Mark Leavitt, Trustee Taryn Leavitt, and Geoffrey Stern. 2. Artis Hampshire-Cowan and Trustee Nathaniel J. Sutton. 3. William Gladstone, Director Gerard C. Wertkin, Mildred Gladstone, and Trustee Ralph 0. Esmerian. 4. Pentagram Design's Woody Pirtle with his wife, Leslie. 5. Alexis Contos and Trustee Nancy Mead. 6. Deputy Director Riccardo Salmona (center) with Robert and Marjorie Hirschhorn. 7. Trustee David L. Davies and Jack Weeden.
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Guggenheimer, who was assisted by Jennifer Tulley and, later, Jonathan Reo. All three quickly became integral members of the team, and their efforts truly show. Another individual whose contributions to the success of this project cannot be overstated is Seamus Henchy. As our owner's representative and president of the firm that bears his name, Henchy was ultimately responsible for bringing the project in on budget. Tough when he had to be, reasonable when that sentiment needed to prevail, he steered the rest of us the through the vagaries of building in midtown Manhattan. Like the architects, he assembled a team of people whose contributions have proved invaluable. Chris Norfleet aided Henchy and frequently stepped in for him in what has to be the most thankless role in any construction project. Norfleet never wavered in his devotion to the museum's interests, not only in terms of what would be best for the project, but what would best serve the museum over time. He was assisted by the steadfast Tom McClain. The team was rounded out by Kristen Solurey, who not only assisted Henchy and Norfleet, but worked closely with Jennifer Turner of the architect's office on the museum's furniture and fixtures package and interacted daily and patiently with the various New York City departments whose help the museum needed to secure its capital funding. The four of them were nothing short of amazing. From the beginning, the Building Committee brought into the project two firms who deserve as much credit as anyone for the critical praise the museum has received recently. The first of these renowned firms, Ralph Appelbaum Associates, was hired to design not only the inaugural exhibitions but also the display of the museum's permanent collection. Initially, we worked closely with Ralph Appelbaum himself, as well as with Melanie Ide and Mary Beth Byrne. As the project moved into the latter stages, Appelbaum's exhibition designer Rick Sobel and Byrne became a part of the daily lives of the museum's curators Stacy C. Hollander and Brooke Davis Anderson, and Ann-Marie Reilly, the museum's
"American Radiance": Fame weathervane, facing 53rd Street windows, southeast corner, third floor.
registrar. The intense nature of this collaborative process has resulted in some of the most stirring and meaningful museum experiences to be had today. The second of these firms, Pentagram Design, deserves our enduring gratitude for their brilliant redesign of the museum's graphic identity and wayfinding signage in the new building. This redesign, in conjunction with the museum's recent name change, was a critical part of a campaign that began more than a year before the new building opened. Working closely with the Building Committee and the museum's Director of Publications Rosemary Gabriel, Pentagram, under the guidance of partner Woody Pirtle, helped the museum to present itself in a fresh, exciting way, befitting our new home as well as our more visible role in the city's cultural milieu. The results have helped to change the way that the institution is now perceived. Deborah Short, project manager, and Tracey Cameron, lead signage designer, played the key roles in Pentagram's ability and willingness to turn their talents to designing "just one more" signâ€”or invitation or brochure, T-shirt, or bagâ€”whenever the museum called. When we asked them to help Public Relations Director Susan Flamm design ads for an advertising campaign to coincide with the museum's December opening, they jumped at the chance, blowing everyone away with their startling, eye-catching graphics. There are many other firms and individuals whose contributions to the success of the new museum cannot be underestimated. Most notable among these are the structural engineering firm Severud, led by Ed Messina and Brian Falconer, and the MEP engineering firm ADS with Dominic DePinto and Denis Michel. Tallix, an art foundry located in Beacon, New York, was responsible for the metal panels that make up the museum's beautiful and unique facade. Tallix president, Peter Homestead, worked with Vincent Nardone, to devise a way to realize the architect's vision, and in the process created something that had never been done before. The result is truly a triumph. Despite their brilliance, this
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facade concept would not have come to fruition without the fastidious and precise advice of Greg Rotnine, who joined the project as our curtain-wall consultant to aid in the facade's manufacture and installation. Finally, the tombasil panels and structure of the facade were erected and secured in place by the project contractor, Pavarini Construction. Pavarini has done other museum work, but states that this was without a doubt its most challengingâ€”the project was often referred to as a "Swiss timepiece" of a building, with exacting owners and architects, and numerous time and budget constraints. Pavarini succeeded in producing a truly glorious addition to the architectural landscape of New York. The project received personal attention from Pavarini President Jim Hurley and Project Executives Gary Hagelthorne and Mike Melanophy. Melanophy in particular appeared at times of crises to help find timely and cost-effective solutions. The project would never be the beautiful success it is, however, without the tireless dedication and hard work of the following Pavarini staff members: General Superintendent Chris Steinmann, Project Managers Dorothea Sepulvada and Andrew Shea, Assistant Superintendent James Augustyn, and Laborer Foreman Jerome Johnston.
1. Trustee Samuel Farber, Betsey Farber, and Trustee Joyce B. Cowin. 2. Ellin F. Liman and Maxwell Anderson, director of the Whitney Museum. 3. Art dealer Frank Maresca and Edie Briskin. 4. Andre Soluri, Philip Ryan, and Kristen Solury. 5. Art installation crew (from left) Billy Malone, Alissa Warshaw, Donald Groscost, Curtis Harvey, and Enis Sefersha with Registrar Ann-Marie Reilly (center) and Exhibition Designer Rick Sobel (far right). 6. Virginia G. Cave.
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"American Radiance." Opposite: Allegorical Figure: Flora and bed rug with carnation motifs, entrance, third floor. Above: Workshop carvings and trade signs; life-size Dapper Dan in foreground; south gallery, fifth floor.
Everyone involved put their heart and soul into making this new museum something extraordinary. We were all true partners during the process, and we have emerged at the end of it as friends. It is impossible to rank the level of importance or significance of any individual's contribution, but there are a few to whom I would like to express my personal thanks for making my job easier and ultimately, so rewarding. Tod William and Billie Tsien have inad-
vertently provided me with the pleasure and excitement of working beside true genius. Matthew Baird's intelligence, disarming manner, and thoroughly easygoing nature, made the thousands of hours on the phone and other times spent working together these past few years pleasurable beyond measure. Seamus Henchy was a constant reassuring presence to all of us at the museum and on the Building Committee. With a sea of strong personalities, the boat
certainly spent some time rocking, but Seamus never let us capsize; we could not have been in better hands. Sam Farber, chairman of the Building Committee, served as another stabilizing presence for the entire project team; his humor and always dead-on sense of design helped to restart many stalled situations, and his advice and clear perception combined to make a calming influence for us all. We are surely indebted to Lucy Danziger and Ralph 0. Esmerian for
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1. Janey Fire, the museum's director of photo services, with her husband, artist John Kalymnios. 2. Bill Falcone in the museum's new book and gift shop. 3. Trustee L. John Wilkerson, Fred Sharf, and Norman Brosterman. 4. Director Gerard C. Wertkin with Peter Neill, president of the South Street Seaport Museum, and his wife, artist Mary Barnes. 5. Trustee Emeritus Joseph F. Cullman 3rd and Trustee Lucy C. Danziger in the Cullman/ Danziger Family Atrium. 6. Curator Brooke Davis Anderson (center) with Trevor Schoonmaker and Vincent Jackson. 7. William Arnett and art conservator Anton Rajer.
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their colorful and sometimes unorthodox ideas, which resulted in some of the building's true delights. In addition, Ralph was unstintingly generous with his time and thoughtful considerationâ€”the ultimate sounding board and compatriot. Jane McIntosh, served double duty as assistant director of the Capital Campaign as well as coordinating various aspects of the project concerned with exhibition and graphic design. She was always present with her enthusiasm and an inherent ability to just make things happen. Lastly, I wish to acknowledge the continual and unwavering support and encouragement of the museum's director and my colleague, Gerard C. Wertkin. Throughout the entire project, his door was always open, whether I needed to strategize for a particularly difficult upcoming meeting or to ask his sage advice on a particular issue. He never allowed me to lose my sense of humor, and he often helped remind us all of the larger picture. My thanks go out to Gerry Wertkin and to all of those who helped to make the new American Folk Art Museum "a beautiful place to be." * â€”Riccardo Salmona, Deputy Director
"Darger: The Henry Darger Collection at the American Folk Art Museum": Double-sided paintings, many more than eight feet wide, displayed between sections of Plexiglas and mounted in a cruciform walk-in structure, Daniel Cowin (second) Floor.
"Darger": Character studies and the artist's typed manuscripts for In the Realms of the Unreal, north wall, Daniel Cowin Floor.
1, 2: Once removed from the museum's Eva and Morris Feld Gallery on Columbus Avenue, St. Tammany was suspended inside an empty moving van using straps of cloth webbing for the short trip to 53rd Street.
3, 4, 5,6. Under the guidance of the museum's registrar, Ann-Marie Reilly, art riggers from Marshall Fine Artsâ€”Lenny Pennisi IS, leaning over railing), Mike Smith, Mike Angelich, Ray McCoy, and Mitch Didier 161â€”maneuver the weathervane into place on its mount between the third and fifth floors. Note their safety harnesses, similar to those used by rock climbers; art riggers are often required to perch at dizzying heights during installation.
ST. TAMMANY WEATHERVANE Artist unidentified Possibly Massachusetts or New York C. 1890 102Â˝>< 103 x 12" American Folk Art Museum purchase, 1983.2.1
ntil the early 1960s, this impressive weathervane dominated the small business district of East Branch, New York. It stood at the very top ktiArret on the roof of a large building where it probably had been mounted about 1890. The building housed the local post office, a general store, and a lodge, or "tribe," of the Improved Order of Red Men,al fraternal organization that based its ceremonial regalia and rittials on Indian lore and legend. The weathervane served as the .' symbol of the East Branch lodge, known as Comanche Tribe No. 134, established in 1889. It is not clear when the lodge surrendered its charter, but by the 1960s the building was shuttered and run-down. The weathervane depicts Tammany,a semilegendary chief of the Delaware Indians who is said to have played a significant role in the 1682 treaty between the Indians and William Penn. The Tammany vane is stylistically related to one depicting Massasoit(c. 1580-1661), the chief of the Wampanoag Indians who negotiated a treaty with the Pilgrims in 1621. Several manufacturers in the late nineteenth century, including the Boston firms Harris and Company and W.A. Snow and Company, produced Massasoit vanes. In the Harris and Snow examples, the molded copper figure, although smaller in size, is shown standing in almost exactly the same position as Tammany and in nearly identical dress. The similarities are too marked to be coincidental. It is likely that the figure of Massasoit was the source of the design for Tammany or that they are both derived from a common source. Although the maker of the Tammany vane is unknown, it is reasonable to speculate that the piece was commissioned from a firm that manufactured weathervanes rather than from an individual artisan, considering the complexity of constructing the mold for so large a figure. Nineteenth-century manufacturers advertised that vanes of any design could be made to order. This striking figure may be the largest American weathervane ever produced. The presence of about twenty bullet holes confirms the stories that local marksmen used it for target practice in its last days in East Branch. â€”G.C.W.
Permanent collection. Opposite: Crouching Man and Tigress, foreground, and museum icon Girl in Red Dress with Cat and Dog, by Ammi Phillips, north landing, viewed from Cullman/ Danziger Family Atrium, ground floor. Below: Niches on main staircase with selection of decoys and ceramic vessel by Eugene Von Bruenchenhein, fourth-floor landing.
1. Director Gerard C. Wertkin with Susan and Jerry Lauren. 2. Trustee J. Randall Plummer, Curator Brooke Davis Anderson, and art dealer Carl Hammer. 3. Kendra Daniel, Richard Parsons, and Allan Daniel with Trustee Kristina Johnson (standing). 4. Trustee Barry D. Briskin with wife Edie and son Andrew. 5. Deputy Director Riccardo Salmona with Pat Parsons. 6. Kathleen Doyle.
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Honoring the Past as Well as the Present n December 6, 2001, the American
Folk Art Museum celebrated the upcoming opening of its new home with a gala benefit dinner at the
University Club in New York City.
During the dinner, I had the honor of
paying tribute to twelve individuals and families whose
long-time support of the museum and belief in its mission were instrumental in helping the institution reach this milestone in its history. In speaking of them, of course, I could but touch on their contributions to the museum. Regrettably, some of these good friends are now deceased, but all of them will be remembered gratefully. I am privileged to recall their participation once again. —Gerard C. Wertkin, Director
Robert Bishop The appointment of Robert Bishop as director of the American Folk Art Museum in 1977 signaled new directions for the institution. Bishop had enjoyed a richly varied career in the performing and visual arts, but his most important contributions to American art and culture occurred while he was director of the museum. Among his many initiatives at the museum was the establishment of a graduate program in American Folk Art Studies in conjunction with New York University, the first such program in the country. The permanent collection thrived under his stewardship, new earned-revenue programs were inaugurated, and membership tripled. A prodigious author in the field of American folk art, Bishop placed great emphasis on the museum's publication program. During the fourteen years that he served as director—ending with his death in 1991—he helped transform the American Folk Art Museum from a small walk-up gallery, known principally to local enthusiasts, to a museum with a national reputation for innovative programming. His spirit continues to animate the museum to this day. Daniel Cowin Few individuals have dedicated themselves more wholeheartedly to the American Folk Art Museum than Daniel Cowin. He and his wife, Joyce, were founding members of the museum's Friends Committee, for which Joyce served as president for many years. Although Daniel may be singled out for many thoughtful kindnesses, it was in his role as catalyst and advisor that he had the greatest impact on the museum. A recognized expert in many business disciplines, Daniel provided wise counsel on the museum's building and publication programs. Following the death of this wonderful friend in 1992, the museum rededicated the south wing of the Eva and Morris Feld Gallery at Lincoln Square as the Daniel Cowin Permanent Collection Gallery, providing a venue where the story of folk art may be told on an ongoing basis. Since Daniel's death, Joyce has continued his commitment to the
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museum by providing exemplary service as a member of the Executive Committee and as a generous participant in other Board initiatives. Cullman/Danziger Family
Virtually every aspect of the American Folk Art Museum has benefited from the deep interest of the Cullman and Danziger families. This exceptional story of multi-generational commitment begins with Lucy Cullman Danziger, who first joined the museum as docent co-chair in 1977. The years that followed have been distinguished by her Board leadership, chairmanship of the capital campaign, and wholehearted support of many special initiatives and events. Lucy's husband, Mike, not only has worked closely with her, but has also made invaluable contributions in his own right as friend and advisor. Joseph F. Cullman 3rd has served as an active, warmly-committed trustee. Edgar M. Cullman Sr., Lucy's father, has been an unfailing supporter of the museum and has encouraged the family's commitment to folk art. The family has also enhanced the museum's permanent collection through its generous gifts. The next generation is now taking its role in the museum, Rebecca Danziger Gamzon recently having accepted responsibility for the museum's junior committee, the Americus Group.
1. Trustees Lucy C. Danziger (center) and Anne Hill Blanchard with her husband,
Edward V. Blanchard. 2. Trustees Frances Sirota Martinson 4nd Joyce B. Cowin. 3. Trustees Paul W. Caan and Laura Parsons. 4. Kim Lumpkin and Scott Royster. 5. Author Betty Ring and Trustee Ralph 0. Esmerian. 6. Martinson with granddaughters Joey (left) and Jillian Martinson. 7. Trustee David Krashes and wife Barbara.
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Ralph Ramadan With almost thirty years of service to the American Folk Art Museum as treasurer, president, and chairman of its Board, Ralph 0. Esmerian has played a key role in the impressive growth and development of the institution. Known for his eloquent advocacy and passionate commitment to the field, he has been an inspiration to trustees and staff alike. It was he who, in 1979, made the purchase of the museum's properties on West 53rd Street a reality. His acquisition for the museum of Ammi Phillips' great portrait, Girl in Red Dress with Cat and Dog, earned headlines throughout the country. Having assembled what is widely considered the finest collection of American folk art in private hands, he formally committed it as a promised gift to the
Permanent Collection: Eight-foot-tall Empire State Building, c. 1931, in freestanding vitrine, situated on the Peter lay Sharp Foundation Mezzanine.
museum in 2000, greatly enhancing the depth and quality of the museum's holdings. Deeply devoted to excellence, Esmerian continues to inspire the museum today through his record of unparalleled dedication. Eva Feld Trustee Emeritus George F. Shaskan Jr. introduced Eva Feld to the American Folk Art Museum's late director, Robert Bishop, in 1980. Deeply interested in the arts, Mrs. Feld became fascinated by the museum's ambitious plans for its future. During more than a decade and a half of thoughtful interest in the museum, she generously supported the purchase of works of art and contributed resources for educational programs and other institutional needs. She will best be remembered for the leadership gift that established the Eva and Morris Feld Gallery at Lincoln Square, the museum's principal exhibition facility from 1989 to 2001 (and now its branch gallery). Her interests ranged broadly from the performing arts to health care, from a firm commitment to family and faith to a concern for the needs of older Americans. The American Folk Art Museum, however, had a special place in her heart. The museum family mourned the loss of this dear friend in 1997. Norbert(Bert) Waide Hemphill Jr. It is impossible to consider the field of folk art in America without recognizing the significant contributions of Herbert Waide Hemphill Jr., who joined a small group of enthusiasts, among them Adele Earnest, Cordelia Hamilton, and Burt Martinson, to establish the American Folk Art Museum in 1961. A passionate collector with a well-earned reputation for his eclectic interests, Hemphill was a true tastemaker whose influence on the development of the field continues to be felt today. The museum's first curator, he insisted that folk art was not a thing of the past. The pioneering exhibitions that he organized for the museum broke new ground and helped establish the museum's reputation as an innovator. The museum's first acquisition, the now iconic 1876 Flag Gate, was a gift
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1. Reporter David D'Arcy, Curator Stacy C. Hollander, and Registrar Ann-Marie Reilly. 2. Director Gerard C. Wertkin and Paul Martinson. 3. Membership Director Beth Bergin with Nancy Mayer. 4. Jennifer Goodale, director of corporate contributions for inaugural exhibitions sponsor Philip Morris Companies, with Trustee Lucy C. Danziger. 5. Charles L. Abney with Curator Brooke Davis Anderson. 6. Audrey Heckler and Trustee Samuel Farber.?. Trustee Ralph 0. Esmerian, Mary Kettaneh, and Patrick Schlegel. 8. Esmerian with John Negriponte, the United States Ambassador to the U.N.
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from Hemphill in 1962. His death in 1998 represented a profound loss for the entire museum community. Alla, M.Kaplan and Family A member of a family well known for its benefactions in support of New York causes, Alice M. Kaplan served as a trustee and officer of the American Folk Art Museum for many years. Possessed of an excellent "eye" for quality, she assembled an outstanding collection notable for its seamless combination of art expressions, folk and fine. A thoughtful donor to the permanent collection, she worked with the late Mary Black, then the museum's director, on the 1968 installation of "Ammi Phillips, Portrait Painter." In 1981, on the occasion of the museum's twentieth anniversary, she served as curator of an exhibition celebrating the permanent collection, a challenge she accepted with her characteristic brio and enthusiasm. Following Mrs. Kaplan's death in 1995, and in tribute to her longstanding commitment to the museum, her family continued its support, most recently through the donation of two impressive works of art, the wonderful Archangel Gabriel Inn Sign from Guilford, New York, and the monumental Hudsonian Curlew Weathervane.
Opposite: Esmerian-King Family Auditorium, lower level 1. Right: Early painted tinware, gift of the Historical Society of Early American Decoration, Peter lay Sharp Foundation Mezzanine landing.
Lipman Family It was while Howard and Jean Lipman were furnishing their eighteenthcentury Connecticut home in 1935 that they became interested in American folk painting, sculpture, and furniture as art, anticipating by several decades the general recognition of folk art as an essential element in the nation's cultural heritage. As the editor of Art in America from 1940 to 1970, Jean Lipman not only opened its pages to new scholarship in folk art, but she was also acknowledged as an expert in the field. Her many books and essaysâ€”to say nothing of her exhibitionsâ€”remain important for their pioneering insights. With her husband, Howard, Jean was a generous benefactor of the museum, for which she served as a trustee from 1965 to 1978 and as an active trustee emerita until her death in 1998. Among the most significant works of art in the museum's collection are those with a Lipman provenance. A new generation of Lipmans, represented by Peter and Beverly, continue the family's thoughtful commitment to the museum.
Martinson Family Joseph B. Martinson, known as Burt, was one of the American Folk Art Museum's six founding trustees and the first president of its Board. During the fledgling institution's initial decade, he was its principal angel, generously responding to a wide variety of needs. A collector and patron of the arts, Burt Martinson was a wise friend and counselor, and his death in 1970 deprived the museum of a gifted leader. Fortunately, Frances and Paul Martinson, the latter a cousin of Burt Martinson's, accepted responsibility for the Martinson legacy. Both highly regarded attorneys, Frances and Paul entered fully into the life of the museum, Paul as an advisor and Frances as a trustee since 1976 and for many years as the executive vice president and chair of the Executive Committee. A passionate advocate for the museum and its development, Frances has played a key role in virtually every aspect of its growth, most recently taking responsibility for overseeing the renovation of the museum's branch gallery at Lincoln Square.
Dorothea and Leo Rabidn Dorothea and Leo Rabkin enjoy a special relationship with the professional staff of the American Folk Art Museum. Enthusiastically committed to the goals of the institution, they have acted as friends and guides for over thirty years, dispensing encouragement and wise counsel. Passionate collectors with a fondness for figural sculpture, the Rabkins pledged more than 1,200 significant objects to the museum in 1980, including the wellloved Uncle Sam Riding a Bicycle Whirligig, and since then, they have overseen the transfer into museum ownership of hundreds of wonderful works of art. An artist himself, Leo approaches folk art with a sensitive artist's eye, an attribute that he shares with Dorothea. These well-honed skills serve the museum well as Dorothea brings her insights to the Collections Committee of the Board, to which her she has given devoted service for many years. Recently the Rabkins announced a major gift to the museum that will provide opportunities for expanded programming in the years to come.
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Blanchette Rockefeller The Rockefeller family has played a prominent role in the history of folk art in America, one of the most significant early collections, now at Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia, having been formed by Abby Aldrich Rockefeller. Members of the Rockefeller family have taken an interest in various aspects of the American Folk Art Museum's growth and development almost from the date of its founding in 1961 and have served • on the institution's Board and committees. It was Mrs. John D. (Blanchette) Rockefeller III who foresaw the strength of a midtown museum row on 53rd Street—consisting of the Museum of Modern Art, the American Craft Museum, and the American Folk Art Museum—and in 1979 arranged for the Museum to acquire, by purchase from the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, the properties upon which its new building now stands. Blanchette Rockefeller remained a generous friend of the museum until illness limited her activities late in her life. She will always be remembered by the museum community for her vision and kindness.
Maureen and Richard Taylor
Maureen and Richard Taylor have deep roots in the American Folk Art Museum, each of them serving the museum in a variety of capacities through the four decades of its history. A distinguished attorney, Dick played a critically important role as trustee and legal counsel in the early days of the institution. Working closely with ICristina Johnson, then president of the Board, he helped guide the museum through a challenging period of its history. Maureen succeeded Dick as a trustee, bringing her own brand of thoughtful advice and open-hearted generosity to the institution. It was through Maureen Taylor that the museum was introduced to the possibilities of acquiring the properties at 45-47 West 53rd Street, where its new building now proudly stands.*
1. Therese and Bernard Lauze, twentyyear museum members from Paris. 2. Trustee Jacqueline Fowler. 3. Schuyler G. Chapin, commissioner, New York Department of Cultural Affairs (center) with (left to right) Sue Chin, assistant to the commissioner, the museum's Deputy Director Riccardo Salmona, Director of Development Cheryl Aldridge, and Trustee Lucy C. Danziger. 4. Richard J. Schwartz, chairman, New York State Council on the Arts, and Director Gerard C. Wertkin. 5. Docent Lenore Blank. 6. Trustee Bonnie Strauss. 7. Docents Shirley Lindenbaum and Deborah Ash, volunteer Joan Bloom, and Docent Coordinator Arlene Hochman. 8. Trustees L. John Wilkerson and Ralph 0. Esmerian.
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Permanent collection: Weathervanes on David L. Davies Sculpture Wall, viewed toward skylight from west gallery, Daniel Cowin (second) Floor.
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Unless otherwise specified, all programs are held at the American Folk Art Museum,45 West 53rd Street, New York City. Programs are open to the public, and admission fees vary. For more information, please call the education department at 212/265-1040, ext. 102, or pick up the museum's Public Programs brochure.
FRIDAY LECTURES FROM THE EARTH WITH SENSE:PENNSYLVANIA FOLK CERAMICS FROM THE RALPH ESMERIAN COLLECTION Jack L. Lindsey, curator of American Decorative Art, Philadelphia Museum of Art Friday, April 5 6:00-7:30 PM Reception to follow $15 General $10 Members,seniors, and students The traditional Germanic, Scotch-Irish, and English immigrant potters who established their trades in southeastern Pennsylvania during the late 18th and early 19th centuries produced an array of utilitarian and fanciful wares. This slide presentation will provide a close examination of some of the most important examples from the Esmerian gift to the museum. This evening is sponsored by the museum's AMERICUS GROUP. PLAIN FACES: FOLK PORTRAITURE IN NEW ENGLAND,1790-1850 Elizabeth M.Kornhauser, deputy director, chief curator, and Krieble Curator of American Art, Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art Friday, May 3 6:00-7:30 PM $15 General $10 Members,seniors,and students This lecture explores the roots of post-Revolutionary New Eng-
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land portraiture in the Connecticut River Valley, specifically in the works by Ralph Earl and his followers. The aesthetic preference for "plain" portraiture seen in these works carried well into the 19th century until photography took hold mid-century. Sponsored by Dr. Joseph M. and Janet H. Winston. DARGER IN A RELIGIOUS CONTEXT Erika Doss, professor of art history, director of American studies, University of Colorado Friday, May 17 6:00-7:30 PM $15 General $10 Members,seniors, and students Self-taught artist Henry Darger was a devout Catholic who often attended Mass several times a day. This talk will consider Darger's incredible body of work in terms of its religious and moral underpinnings, reconsidering the meaning of"visionary" art. SCRIMSHAW:CONTEXT AND COLLECTIBILITY Kenneth Martin, maritime historian and author of Some Very Handsome Work: Scrimshaw at the Cape Cod National Seashore Friday,June 7 6:00-7:30 PM $15 General $10 Members,seniors, and students What is scrimshaw? Why is it so avidly collected? Is it folk art? Dr. Kenneth Martin will address these questions while defining scrimshaw's historical context.
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$15 General $12 Members,seniors, and students These tours are given in collaboration with the Municipal Art Society ofNew York A RETURN TO 53RD STREET Matthew Postal, architectural historian Saturday, May 4 Meet at the southeast corner of 53rd Street and Second Avenue. The tour will end at the American Folk Art Museum. MIDTOWN: A CULTURAL CHRONICAL Matthew Postal, architectural historian Saturdays: April 6,June 1 Meet at the northeast corner of 57th Street and Broadway. The tour will end at the American Folk Art Museum at West 53rd Street. THE CLASSICAL VERNACULAR IN GREENWICH VILLAGE Francis Morrone, architectural historian Saturdays: March 23, May 18 Meet infront ofSt. Luke in the Fields Church on Hudson Street (opposite Grove Street). ANONYMOUS CRAFTSMEN AND THE BUILDING DECORATION ON THE UPPER WEST SIDE Francis Morrone, architectural historian Saturdays: April 20,June 15 Meet at the southwest corner of Central Park West and 72nd Street.
VISIT TO CROSSOVER COLLECTIONS Saturday,June 1 Please call for time $60 General $50 Members,seniors, and students Lunch is included. Adventurous collectors surround themselves with the works of both self-taught and mainstream artists. Our bus tour will visit "crossover" collections, and the collectors will discuss how they see the two art worlds.
TAKE A BREAK FOR FOLK ART INFORMATIONAL LUNCHTIME TALKS WITH MUSEUM CURATORS Thursdays 12:00-1:00 PM Free with admission to the museum ENCOUNTERING AMERICAN RADIANCE April 4 and May 2 Stacy C. Hollander, senior curator, American Folk Art Museum LOOKING AT DARGER March 21 and April 18 (at 45 West 53rd Street) May 16 (at the Eva and Morris Feld Gallery, Two Lincoln Square) Brooke Davis Anderson, director and curator of the museum's Contemporary Center The museum's public programs are funded in part by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, The Andrew W.Mellon Foundation, and Edli8R
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Companion Darger Exhibition Opens at Feld Gallery he beautifully designed and subtly powerful exhibition "Studies and Sketches: Henry Darger"—the companion exhibition to "Darger: The Henry Darger Collection at the American Folk Art Museum," currently on view at the museum on 53rd Street—opened at the museum's Eva and Morris Feld Gallery on Columbus Avenue on January 19. The 53rd Street exhibition focuses on Darger's huge double-sided paintings and his 15,000-page narrative, In the Realms ofthe Unreal. "Studies and Sketches" concentrates on Darger's source materials, tracings, and preliminary drawings. According to Brooke Davis Anderson, the exhibition's curator and director of the museum's
Contemporary Center,"Viewers will have the opportunity to examine more than 100 studies and sketches and thus to better understand both Darger's process and his product. Ranging in size from a few inches square to 20 by 24 inches and executed with a skilled, sure hand on a variety of paper surfaces, these delicate and sensitive studies correct the commonly held misconception that Darger was not an able draftsman. Indeed, Henry Darger's brilliance as an artist rests partly in his talent for making his finished drawings much more than the sum of these tracings." This compelling presentation also includes one 11-foot-long, double-sided painting—a gift to the museum from Sam and Betsey Farber, and
five smaller paintings on loan from Kiyoko Lerner. The members' reception for "Studies and Sketches," held on Tuesday, January 22, was attended by more than 200 members and friends, including renowned author Roger Cardinal As part of the museum's neighborhood outreach program, Dale Gregory, manager of the Eva and Morris Feld Gallery, is often in touch with Captain Michael Shea and Community Affairs Officers Clark Tiger and Nick Vasallo of the NYPD's nearby 20th Precinct. Captain Shea arranged for Sergeant Richard Khalaf and Police Officer Peter Cummings to attend the opening.
Curtis Harvey, who was responsible for framing and installing the exhibition, and Misty Day, the Feld Gallery's weekend manager
Roger Cardinal and Brooke Davis Anderson
Photographer lames Shanks and Hilary Lorenz
Darger Installation at the Eva and Morris Feld Gallery
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Celebration for Souls Grown Deep II nOct. 25,2001, representatives of Tinwood Books, artists, museum staff, trustees, and 150 guests gathered in the museum's new building for a press preview and celebration of Souls Grown Deep II: African American Vernacular Art. The stunning 612-page hardcover publication with full-color illustrations features the lives and works of 20th- and 21st-century southern African American folk artists. Edited by William Arnett and Paul Arnett, and made possible through the generous support of Jane Fonda, the second volume of Souls Grown Deep represents a growing commitment in the
mainstream artworld to the appreciation of contemporary African American vernacular art. Artists Thornton Dial, Lonnie Holley, Purvis Young, Joe Light,just a few of the artists featured in the book, were among the many present that evening. Guests mingled with the artists, the Arnetts, Jane Fonda, and other members of the project team. Following the press preview, museum Trustee Anne Hill Blanchard and her husband, Edward, hosted a dinner in their home. Lonnie Holley presented Jane Fonda with a sculpture he made that day from found objects at the World Trade Center site. As one of the first events in the museum's new building, it was
William Arnett, Jane Fonda, and Lonnie Holley
an occasion of honor to have the artists in attendance. All four of them traveled from the South specifically for the celebration. (continued on page 56)
Director Gerard C. Wertkin, Jane Fonda, Thornton Dial, Brooke Davis Anderson, and Lonnie Holley
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Board of Education n Dec. 13, 2001,the museum's education department honored Arts in Education in the New York City public schools with special guests Harold 0.Levy, chancellor of schools; Joan Firestone, special assistant to the chancellor; Nancy Shankman,director of arts education; Hollis Headrick, executive director of the Center for Arts Education; and approximately 70 district superintendents, arts coordinators, and dedicated teachers. Director Gerard C. Wertkin welcomed guests to the museum's spectacular new home and emphasized the museum's educational mission. Diana Schlesinger, director of education, introduced valued partners such as Ellen Kirshbaum, director of arts education for the alternative high schools and the Center for Arts Education, and discussed current initiatives for educational programs and partnerships with the museum. Joan Firestone spoke
Day Without Art about the rich opportunities that the new museum building offers for public school teachers and students. Attendees enjoyed touring the new museum,and special emphasis was placed on how museum collections foster positive development and learning experiences for students.
n Nov.30, 2001, the American Folk Art Museum hosted its annual Day Without Art at the museum's Eva and Morris Feld Gallery. Luna Luis Ortiz, an artist living with AIDS in New York City, presented an educational mixed-media film he created to raise awareness about HIV and AIDS. Karyn Kay's Creative Writing class from LaGuardia High School attended the event. In conjunction with the film, Ortiz talked about his personal experiences with HIV and AIDS as well as the meaning of his artworkâ€”from a means for self-expression as a teenager to a way of spreading awareness as a young adult. Following the film, students from the class asked Ortiz questions about starting his career as a young artist. For information on next year's Day Without Art program, please contact the museum's education department.
Gerard C. Wertkin and Joan Firestone
Brooke Davis Anderson with Harold 0. Levy and Joan Firestone
Winter's Eve Celebration at Lincoln Square n3,2001, more than 700 visitors attended a concert at the American Folk Art Museum's Eva and Morris Feld Gallery. Lincoln Square shops, restaurants, and cultural organizations remained open late for a special evening of exceptional performances,dining, children's entertainment, and discount shopping during the second annual Winter's Eve celebration,following the lighting of the Lincoln Center holiday tree. The Feld Gallery's participationin the Winter's Eve celebration was coordinated by Gallery ManagerDale Gregory. Irish-born musician Susan McKeown per-
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formed songs written by her and influenced by the rich cultural heritage ofIreland and the urban landscape of Manhattan. Joining McKeown for parts of her soulful sets was Scottish fiddle legend Johnny Cunningham. The evening was part of a national tour to promote the artists' collaborative album of traditional Celtic songs, A Winter Talisman. Most of the guests were from Manhattan, many from the Upper West Side. Among them were neighbors, Frank McCourt (author of the acclaimed memoir Angela's Ashes), local 20th Precinct police officers, and Lincoln Square Business Improvement District officials.
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tlanta folk artist Ned Cartledge, whose calling card read,"Woodcarver specializing in political and social commentary," died Sept. 21, 2001, of complications from Parkinson's disease. Born Oct. 1, 1916, in Canon, Ga., Cartledge first took up carving as a hobby when he was a boy. Cartledge attended public schools in Atlanta and one year of law school before working for many years at a cotton merchandising firm as a cotton broker and finally as a hardware salesman for Sears & Roebuck. Serving in the Army's 89th Chemical Mortar Battalion in World War II, Cartledge witnessed the horrors of a concentration camp when his outfit became part of the forces that liberated Woebbelin in Germany. His recently self-published memoirs, The World War II Memoirs of Ned Cartledge, trace his war memories and underscore his dedication to furthering positive human values through his art.
Cartledge possessed a sharp wit, and for more than 40 years, his satiric carvings expressed his disdain for racism, political corruption, mendacity, and injustice. Today, his carvings can be found in the collections of the High Museum of Art, Atlanta; the Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum, Austin, Tex.; and the Museum of International Folk Art, Santa Fe, N.Mex. His carvings were featured in the High Museum's exhibition "Let It Shine: Self-Taught Art from the T. Marshall Hahn Collection" and in the American Visionary Art Museum's "The Art of War and Peace." Cartledge is survived by daughters Cheryl Cruikshank and Deborah Edwards,stepdaughters Helen Hickey and Mary Poulos, sisters Mary Brown and Mildred Tozour, and two granddaughters. —Lee Kogan (continued on page 62)
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New Directions * American Folk Art Museum Collection The museum has a brand new logo for licensed products. * LEAVES Pure Teas• Something is brewing!...LEAVES Pure Teas, a super-premium brand of hot teas produced and distributed by China Mist Tea Company of Scottsdale, Ariz., recently introduced Green Tea with Ginger and Breakfast Tea, the first two teas in the American Folk Art Museum tea series. Decorative packaging heralding these new products features the American Flag Gate and Uncle Sam Riding a Bicycle, both icons from the museum's collection of patriotic folk art. Try a cup of Breakfast Tea—it's the perfect way to start the day. The beautifully rolled Keemun tea leaves maintain their dark chocolate flavor and rich aroma even when milk is added. You'll find it's just as delicious and satisfying in the afternoon or evening. Green Tea with Ginger will surprise you. It features crystallized ginger. This combination is both refreshing and healthful. The sweetness of the ginger enhances the full, fresh flavor of Lung Ching green tea, an exquisite blend chosen for this product. Try it hot or cold; it's wonderful either way. Both teas are now available at the American Folk Art Museum's Book & Gift Shops or online at www. chinamist.com.
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Newsfrom Museum Licensees Share our legacy; look for new products from our family of licensees, featuring unique designs inspired by objects from the museum's collection. * Denyse Schmidt Quilts Pillow Art.... Denyse Schmidt has created pillows featuring the three images that inspired her limited edition series of quilts for the museum, Center Star, One Big Dog, and Single Girl. Two of the pillows, One Big Dog and Single Girl are now available at the museum's Book and Gift Shops. Contact Denyse Schmidt Quilts for more information. *Fotofollo A Notecard to frame .... Fotofolio created a series of seven unique notecards, each ten inches long,featuring the work of Henry Darger. All seven are now available from the museum's Book and Gift Shops and in stores nationwide. Contact Fotofolio for the location nearest you. *Ozone Designs Toasty toes.... Ozone Designs sock series, Diamond in the Square, Log Cabin, and Tumbling Blocks, inspired by the museum's quilt collection, must have made it into a lot of Christmas stockings last year. Introduced in December, all three styles sold out at both of the museum Book & Gift Shop locations. We just received our new shipment. Call and order a pair today.
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Howard FInster 1916-2001 oward Finster, Baptist minister and one of the 20th century's folk art superstars, died of congestive heart failure at the Redmond Regional Medical Center in Rome,Ga., not far from his home in Summerville, on Oct. 22,2001. Finster was one of the most active and prolific folk artists of the 20th century, making thousands of artworks throughout his life. Finster's artwork ranged from painted wood cutouts to three-dimensional forms and large assemblages. His largest work,Paradise Garden, was begun in 1961 on three acres of swampland behind his home and was made up of sculptures, assemblages, hand-painted signs, walkways, small buildings,flowering plants, and trees. Intended by the artist for evangelical teaching, the garden was among his most notable creations. Using wood- and metalworking skills he learned on the small farm where he was born in Valley Head, Ala., and through job experiences such as repairing bicycles, he transformed objects that others threw away into art. Finster expressed his religious and spiritual concerns by combining words and images; both imagery and text were developed from biblical, literary, and popular culture sources and personalized with his unique vocabulary. His apocalyptic messages, were often sprinkled with folksy humor, and his cartoonlike visuals possess a broad appeal. For more than 30 years, Finster traveled through Alabama,Georgia, and Tennessee, preaching informally and supplementing his income with plumbing,carpentry, and bicycle repair jobs. He began making art in earnest in 1976, when he claimed to have experienced a vision in which he was directed by God to "make sacred art." What followed was zealous
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and focused commitment and a prodigious output of didactic paintings and constructions. He worked night and day for years, getting his rest through multiple short naps rather than long periods of sleep. Over the years, he completed more than 47,000 works, all with the single purpose of spreading God's message. After the first few years, he meticulously signed and numbered every work, sometimes recording the exact time the work was created. His engaging personality and original artwork led to a well-received appearance on The Tonight Show,commissions to design album covers for rock groups such as the Talking Heads, and the opportunity to design and construct an 8-foot Coke bottle for the 1996 Olympics. Finster's art was included in the prestigious Venice Biennale in 1984, and he has given lectures at several museums and universities around the country.
The American Folk Art Museum has had a long association and appreciation for Finster, both the artist and the man. Significant works in the museum's permanent collection include If the Shoe Fits Wear It(1977), Cathedral in Heaven (1979), Delta Painting (1983), and a wire train construction. In 1990,the museum organized a major retrospective,"The Road to Heaven is Paved With Good Works," curated by John Turner at the PaineWebber gallery. Finster was honored at the opening reception with a proclamation of achievement from the mayor's office. In 2001, a large audience came to hear the charismatic artistpreacher speak at a symposium held in conjunction with the exhibition "Millennial Dreams: Visions in American Folk Art." Finster spoke about several of his works and participated with theology scholars in the discussion that followed.
In the book,Paradise Garden; A Trip Through Howard Finster's Visionary World, author Robert Peacock quotes Finster. These words perhaps best express the artist's thoughts on his work toward the end of a tremendous life."My work is mostly finished on this planet, and it's been a real great privilege to meet the people in the planet, to work with them. I've loved and associated with the worst and the best of them. I try to work with them and to help them: I love all of them." Finster's funeral was held at his home in Summerville, Ga. and a short graveside ceremony followed at Silver Hill Baptist Church. The artist is survived by his wife, Pauline Freeman Finster; five children, Erlene Brown, Gladys Wilson, Beverly Finster Elmer Bradshaw, and Roy Finster, 15 grandchildren, and more than 20 great-grandchildren. â€”Lee Kogan
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American Anthem: Masterworks from the American Folk Art Museum, Stacy C. Hollander, Brooke Davis Anderson, and Gerard C. Wertkin, American Folk Art Museum in association with Harry N. Abrams,Inc., 2001,432 pages, $65 American Folk, Gerald W.R. Ward, Abigail Duda,Pamela A. Parmal, Sue Welsh Reed, Gilian Ford Shallcross, and Carol Troyen, MFA Publications, a division of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 2001, 111 pages, $18.95 American Folk Art at the Shelburne Museum, Henry Joyce and Sloane Stephens, Shelbume Museum,Inc., 2001,91 pages, $19.95 American Radiance: The Ralph Esmerian Gift to the American Folk Art Museum, Stacy C. Hollander, American Folk Art Museum in association with Harry N. Abrams,Inc., 2001, 572 pages, $75 Darger: The Henry Darger Collection ofthe American Folk Art Museum, Brooke Davis Anderson, American Folk Art Museum in association with Harry N. Abrams,Inc., 2001, 128 pages, $29.95
Decoys: North America's One Hundred Greatest, Loy S. Harrell Jr., Krause Publications, 2000, 208 pages, $49.95 Henry Darger:In the Realms ofthe Unreal, John McGregor, Delano Greenidge Editions, 2001,680 pages, $85 Home Sweet Home: The House in American Folk Art, Deborah Harding and Laura Fisher, Rizzoli International Publications, Inc., 2001, 160 pages,$50 Long May She Wave: A Graphic History ofthe American Flag, Kit Hinrichs and Delphine Hirasana, Ten Speed Press, 2001, 223 pages,$60 Mississippi Quilts, Mary Elizabeth Johnson, University Press of Mississippi/Mississippi Quilt Association, 2001,224 pages, $30 A Piece ofMy Soul: Quilts by Black Arkansans, Cuesta Benberry, University of Arkansas Press, 2000, 158 pages,$34.95 Ralph Fasanella's America, Paul S. D'Ambrosio, New York Historical Association, 2001, 176 pages,$39.95 Red & White: American Redwork Quilts and Patterns, Deborah Harding, Rizzoli, 2000, two volumes, 144 pages and 64 pages, boxed, $39.95 Snowflakes & Quilts, Paula Nadelstern, C & T Publishing, 2001, 112 pages, $24.95 Souls Grown Deep: African American Vernacular Art, Volume Two,Paul Arnett and William Arnett, eds., Tinwood Books, 2001,612 pages, $100
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BOARD OF TRUSTEES Executive Committee Ralph 0.Esmerian Chairman ofthe Board L. John Wilkerson President Frances Sirota Martinson Esq. Executive Vice President and Chairman, Executive Committee Lucy C. Danziger Executive VicePresident Joan M.Johnson Vice President Bonnie Strauss Vice President Barry D. Briskin Treasurer
Members Paul W.Cam Barbara Cate David L. Davies Jonathan Green
Susan Gutfreund Kristina Johnson, Esq. David }Crashes Taryn Leavitt Nancy Mead George H. Meyer,Esq. Cyril I. Nelson Laura Parsons J. Randall Pluunmer Julia T. Richie
Marc Brown & Laurene ICrasny Brown J. Bruce Antiques Fred & Theresa Buchanan in Memory of Sybil Gibson Charles & Deborah Burgess Jim Burk Antique Shows The Burnett Group Marcy L.Bums/American Indian Arts Joyce A. Burns Paul & Dana Cam Lewis P. Cabot Elinor B. Cahn Mr. and Mrs. Donald Campbell Bliss & Brigitte Camochan Caterpillar Foundation John W.Castello in Memory of Adele Earnest Donald N. Cavanaugh & Edward G. Blue Edward Lee Cave Virginia G. Cave Shari Cavin & Randall Morris Peter P. Cecere Sharon S. Cheeseman Christie's Richard & Teresa Ciccotelli Barbara L. Claster Lori Cohen Alexis & George Contos in Memory of Daniel Cowin Mrs. Daniel Cowin Jeanne D. Creps Mr. and Mrs. Edgar M.Cullman Elissa F. & Edgar M.Cullman Jr. Joe & Joan Cullman Susan R. Cullman Catherine G. Curran Kendra & Allan Daniel David & Sheena Danziger Lucy & Mike Danziger Peggy & Richard M.Danziger David L. Davies Darwin/Carolinn Pocher & William Woody H. Richard Dietrich, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Charles M.Diker Patricia McFadden Dombal Colette & Jim Donovan Doyle New York/Kathleen M.Doyle Deborah & Arnold Dunn Ray & Susan Egan Gloria Einbender Sharon & Ted Eisenstat Elitzer Family Fund in Honor of Anne Hill & Monty Blanchard David and Doris Walton Epner Joyce & Klaus Eppler Ralph 0.Esmerian Susan H. Evans in Memory of Heila D. Everard Sam & Betsey Farber Nancy Farmer and Everette James Deborah & Fishbein Mrs. Albert D. Freiberg Mike & Doris Feinsilber Bequest of Eva & Morris Feld Elizabeth C. Feldmann
M.Finkel & Daughter Fireman's Fund Insurance Company Alexander & Enid Fisher Laura Fisher/Antique Quilts & Americana Jacqueline Fowler Beverly Frank Gretchen Freeman & Alan Silverman Susan 0.Friedman Alvin E. Friedman-Kien, MD Furthermore, the publication program of the J.M. Kaplan Fund Galerie S. Etienne, Inc. Gallery of Graphic Arts, Ltd. Rebecca & Michael Gamzon Judy & Jules Garel Garth's Auctions, Inc. Sidney & Sandra Gecker Nancy Gerber Morad Ghadamian Sims Ghadamian James & Nancy Glazer Mr. and Mrs. Merle H. Glick Carla T. Goers Edith H. Golderg Russ & Karen Goldberger Mrs. Toni L. Goldfarb Tracy Goodnow Art & Antiques Ellin & Baron Gordon Howard Graff Jonathan Green Nancy M.and Ben S. Greenberg Greene & Mays American Antiques Marion E. Greene Blanche Greenstein & Thomas Woodard William & Shirley E. Greenwald Peg & Judd Gregory Audrey Ellcinson Griff Bonnie Grossman/The Ames Gallery Pat Guthman Alan and Elaine Haid Rober & Linda Hall Cordelia Hamilton Ken & Debra Hamlett Nancy B. Hamon Jeanne and Herbert Hansell Deborah Harding Marion Harris & Jerry Rosenfeld Harvey Art & Antiques Audrey Heckler Donald Heller, Heller/Washam Nina Hellman Jeffrey Henkel Mr. and Mrs. George Henry Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Herrup Ann Hickerson and Martha Hickerson Antonio Hidalgo The High Five Foundation Frederick D. Hill Pamela & Timothy Hill Kit Hinrichs The Hirschhorn Foundation, Robert & Marjorie Hirschhorn, Carolyn Hirshhom Schenker Historical Society of Early American Decoration Arlene & Leonard Hochman Mr. and Mrs. Joseph C. Hoopes, Jr.
Jacqueline Fowler Secretary Anne Hill Blanchard Joyce B. Cowin Samuel Farber
Margaret Z. Robson Selig D. Sacks, Esq. Nathaniel J. Sutton Trustees Emeriti Joseph F. Cullman 3rd Cordelia Hamilton George F. Shaskan Jr.
CAPITAL CAMPAIGN DONORS The American Folk Art Museum announced a $34.5 million campaign to construct and endow its new home on West 53rd Street. As of January 3, 2002, the following donors have contributed $31,825,508: James & Gail Addiss Dr. and Mrs. Karl P. Adler Alconda-Owsley Foundation Judith Alexander George R. Allen/Gordon L. WyckoffRaccoon Creek Antiques American Capital Access American Folk Art Society Barbara Anderson Ingrid & Richard Anderson Mama Anderson Marie T. Amioual Aame Anton Barbara Ardizone Marion Armstrong R.R. Atkins Foundation Lois S. & Gad Avigad Joan & Darwin Balm Marcia Bain Lori Ann Baker, Baker & Co. Designs Ltd. Marianne E. Balazs Denny Beach Judy & Barry Beil in Honor of Alice & Ron Hoffman Bankers Trust Company Barn Star Productions, Inc. Didi & David Barrett Jimi Barton-Rhinebeck Antiques Fair Joyce & Ron Bassin/Bird In Hand Patricia Beatty Mary F. Beck Ellen Stone-Belic Philip & Leah Bell Laurine Hawkins Ben-Dov Mrs. Arthur M.Berger Julie M.Bemson Big Apple Wrecking & Construction Corporation Mrs. George P. Bissell Jr. Diana H. Bittel Edward V. Blanchard & M. Anne Hill Blanchette Hooker Rockefeller Fund Lenore & Stephen Blank Bloomberg L.P. The Bodman Foundation Booth Penis Foundation Robert, Katharine & Courtney Booth Catherine & Chris Botta Marilyn W.Bottjer Edith S.& Barry D. Briskin/Shirley K. Schlafer Foundation Susan Brodish Florence Brody Sheila & Auron Brog R. Scott Bromley The Brown Foundation, Inc. Houston. Curtis F. Brown,Hayden Goldberg Mr. and Mrs. Edward James Brown Gail Brown
Carter G. Houck Sr. Evelyn Houlroyd Ellen E. Howe Mr. and Mrs. Philip Howlett Allen & Barry Huffman Peter D. Hynson Antiques Paul Ingersoll In the Beginning Fabrics Thomas Isenberg In Memory of Laura N. Israel Thomas & Barbara Israel The Jamison Williams Foundation Johnson and Johnson Joan & Victor Johnson Kristina Johnson Esq. Louise & George Kaminow Julie & Sandy Palley and Samuel & Rebecca ICardon Foundation Allan & Penny Katz Edwin U. Keates, MD Steven & Helen Kellogg Richard Kemble & George Korn, Forager House Collection Mrs. David J. Kend Leigh Keno Amy Keys Jacqueline & Jonathan Kin Joe K. Kindig ifi Susan & Robert E. Klein Nancy Knudsen Nancy Kollisch & Jeffrey Pressman Greg K. Kramer David & Barbara ICrashes Dr. Robert and Arlene Kreisler Sherry & Mark Kronenfeld Robert A. Landau Bruno & Lindsey LaRocca Michelle & Lawrence Lasser William & Karen Lauder Wendy & Mel Lavin Mark & Taryn Leavitt The Edith and Herbert Lehman Foundation, Inc. in Memory of Henry J. and Erna D. Leir John A. Levin & Co.,Inc. Bertram Levinston MD Levy Charitable Trust Judy Lewis The Liman Foundation Lipman Family Foundation The 2000 Lipman Fellows Bruce Lisman in Memory of Zeke Liverant Nancy MacKay Nancy & Erwin Maddrey Anne & Vincent Mai Maine Antique Digest Jolie Kelter & Michael Malce The Jane Marcher Foundation Harriet Marple Plehn Trust Paul Martinson, Frances Martinson & Howard Graff in Memory of Burt Martinson Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Mayer in Honor of Nancy Mayer (continued on page 68)
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Continuedfrom page 67 Mrs. Myron Mayer Kerry McCarthy MWy McGehee Mr. and Mrs. Dana G. Mead Mary 0. Mecagni Robert and Meryl Meltzer Charles W. Merrels Evelyn S. Meyer George H. Meyer Jim & Enid Michelman Mrs. E.J. Milano Mr. and Mrs. Samuel C. Miller Judith & James Milne Jean Mitchell Sandra Moers Keith & Lauren Morgan Morris Levinson Foundation, Inc. Alden & Jane Munson Lucia Cirino Murphy Drew Neisser Cyril Irwin Nelson New York City Department of Cultural Affairs New York State Thurston Nichols Mr. and Mrs. Frank N. Norris, Jr. Northeast Auctions, Ronald Bourgeault Susan Nova Sally W. O'Day Odd Fellows Antiques Bequest of Mattie Lou O'Kelley Olde Hope Antiques Cheryl Oppenheim & John Waters The Overbrook Foundation Patsy Palmer & Talbot D'Alemberte Virginia Parks The Parsons Family Foundation Patemostro Investments Eloise Paula Rolando & Karin Perez Jan Petry Philip Morris Companies,Inc.
Elizabeth A. Pile Harvey S. Shipley Miller & J. Randall Plummer Frank & Barbara Pollack Lucile & Maurice Pollak Fund Wayne Pratt, Inc. Fran Puccinelli Jackie Radwin Teresa Ranellone Christopher T. Rebello Antiques Ricco/Maresca Gallery Julia & Leroy Richie Jeanne Riger Marguerite Riordan John & Margaret Robson Foundation Le Rowell Miss Virginia Carolyn Rudd F. Russack Antiques & Books,Inc. Selig D.Sacks Judith Sagan Mary Sams-Ballyhack Antiques Jack and Mary-Lou Savitt Peter L. Schaffer Carol Peden Schatt Shirley K. Schlafer Memorial Fund in Memory of Esther & Sam Schwartz Marilyn and Joseph Schwartz The Schwarz Gallery, Philadelphia Phyllis & Al Selnick The Peter Jay Sharp Foundation Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf in Honor of George Shaskan The George and Myra Shaskan Foundation, Inc. Roz & Steve Shaw Arthur & Suzanne Shawe Elle Shushan Jo Sibley John Sideli Eleanor R. Siegal Francisco F. Sierra Elizabeth Silverman
Skinner,Inc., Auctioneers and Appraisers of Antiques and Fine Art Sanford L. Smith & Patricia Lynch Smith Sarah Barr Snook Elliott & Grace Snyder Mr. and Mrs. Peter J. Solomon Sotheby's Maxine Spiegel The Splendid Peasant/Martin & Kitty Jacobs Nancy T. and Gary J. Stass Frederick SteckelStella Show Mgmt. Co. Su-Ellen Stem Tamar Stone & Robert Eckstein Rachel & Donald Strauber Bonnie & Tom Strauss The R. David Sudarsky Charitable Foundation Nathaniel J. Sutton Leslie Sweedier John & Catherine Sweeney William Swislow Takashimaya Co., Ltd. Connie Tavel Richard & Maureen Taylor Nancy Thomas David Tieger Tiffany & Co. Jeffrey Tillou Antiques Peter Tillou Pamela P. Tisza Jean I. & Raymond S. Troubh Fund Tucker Station Antiques Karen Ulfers Joseph Del Valle Lee & Cynthia Vance Jacob & Ray Van Gelder Bob & Ellie Vermillion Joan and Clifford Vemick Joseph & Meryle Viener Robert E. Voelklg
David & Jane Walentas Jennifer Walker Clifford A. Wallach Irene N. Walsh Don Walters & Mary Benisek Warburg Pincus The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts Elizabeth & Irwin Warren Nani S. Warren Martha Watterson Weeden Brothers: Bill, Alan, Jack & Don Mr. and Mrs. Alan N. Weeden Well, Gotshal & Manges LLP Frederick S. Weiser David M. Weiss Jay & Meryl Weiss Julia Weissman Ed Weissman Mr. and Mrs. Peter Wells Ben Werticin David Wheatcroft Harry Wicks Donald K. Wilkerson, MD John & Barbara Wilkerson Nelson M. Williams John Wilmerding Charles & Phyllis Wilson Robert & Anne Wilson Dr. Joseph M.& Janet H. Winston Susan Yecies J. Evelyn Yoder Valerie Young Shelly Zegart Antique Quilts Malcah Zeldis I. H.& Birgitta X.L. von Zelowitz Bernadette Mary Zemenick Steven J. Zick Jon & Rebecca Zoler Twenty-three anonymous donors
RECENT DONORS FOR EXHIBITIONS AND OPERATIONSâ€”as of December 2001 The American Folk Art Museum greatly appreciates the generous support of the following friends: $100,000 and above John & Margaret Robson Two anonymous donors
$99,999-$50,000 Lucy C.& Frederick M.Danzinger Samuel & Betsey Farber Jacqueline Fowler Mr.& Mrs. Vincent Mai Frances Sirota Martinson, Esq. New York State Department of Parks & Recreation Two anonymous donors
$49,999-820,000 The ACTUS Foundation Edith S.& Barry D. Briskin Bumett Group Joseph F. Cullman 3rd David L. Davies & Jack Weeden Ralph 0.Esmerian Virginia S. Esmerian Robert & Luise Kleinberg Barbara & David Krashes Mr.& Mrs. Lawrence J. Lasser Taryn & Mark Leavin Joseph Martinson Memorial Fund Mr.& Mrs. Dana G. Mead George H. Meyer, Esq. National Financial Partners Mr.& Mrs. Richard D. Parsons Pfizer, Inc. Philip Morris Companies Inc.
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J. Randall Plununer The Ridgefield Foundation Selig D. Sacks Elizabeth & Geoffrey A. Stem Barbara & Thomas W.Strauss Fund The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. John & Barbara Wilkerson Two anonymous donors
The Judith Rothschild Foundation The Shirley Schlafer Foundation Schlumberger Foundation, Inc. Sotheby's Nathaniel J. Sutton Tenneco The Wilkerson Family Charitable Lead Trust One anonymous donor
AOL Time Warner, Inc. Bear, Stearns & Co. Inc. Edward V. Blanchard & M. Anne Hill Bristol-Myers Squibb Company Brooklyn Digital Foundry Citigroup, Inc. Country Living magazine Mrs. Daniel Cowin William Doyle Galleries Douglas E. Ente in Memory of Ellin Ente Furthermore, the publication program of the J.M. Kaplan Fund Mr.& Mrs. John H. Gutfreund Joan M.& Victor L. Johnson Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies Employee Matching Gifts Program The Robert and Luise Kleinberg Fund at the Jewish Communal Fund Lek Charitable Trusts The Lipman Family Foundation, Inc. Mr. & Mrs. Keith Morgan J.P. Morgan Chase & Co., Inc. The Parsons Family Foundation The Pinkerton Foundation Dorothea & Leo Rabkin Julia T. & Leroy Richie
ABC,Inc. Amicus Foundation,Inc. The Bay Fund Jessica & Natan Bibliowicz Edward J. & Margaret Brown The John R. and Dorothy D. Caples Fund Con Edison Colgate-Palmolive Company Deutsche Bank Steven Ente in Memory of Ellin Ente Eric J. & Anne Gleacher Goldman,Sachs & Co. Mr.& Mrs. Richard Herbst Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies Jerry & Susan Lauren The Magazine Group Marstrand Foundation Marvin Kagan,Inc. Mr.& Mrs. Gerald M.Lodge The Mattie Lou O'Kelley Memorial Trust MBNA America, N.A. Neuberger Berman, LLC New York City Department of Cultural Affairs Paul & Judy Patemostro Ricco/Maresca Gallery
Robert and Dale Rosen Charitable Foundation The Ida and William Rosenthal Foundation, Inc. The William P. & Gertrude Schweitzer Foundation, Inc. Frederic A.& Jean S. Shad The George F. and Myra Shaskan Foundation,Inc. Louise M.Simone/Manoogian Simone Foundation David Teiger Bennett & Judie Weinstock Gerard C. Wertkin Robert N. Wilson/Pheasant Hill Foundation Two anonymous donors
$3,999-$2,000 Alvan and Claude Bisnoff Elizabeth C. Bogner Robert & Kathy Booth Richard & Marian Bott Charles E. Culpeper Fund Allan & Kendra Daniel Peggy & Richard M.Danziger Maureen D. Donovan Duane, Morris & Heckscher T.J. Dermot Dunphy Mr. & Mrs. Alfred C. Eckert HI Fastsigns Burton & Helaine Fendelman in Memory of Ellin Ente Barry & Merle Ginsburg Vim Hladun Goldman Elise Goldschlag & Kevin Lundeen Su-Ellyn Goldstein Jeffrey & Lisa Grand
Kristina Johnson,Esq. JoCarole &. Ronald S. Lauder Allan & Penny Katz Dan W.Lufldn & Silvia Kramer Anthony J. Petullo Foundation,Inc. The Mayer-Phillips Foundation Mr.& Mrs. J. Jefferson Miller II Joan & Martin Messinger Gladys Nilsson 8c Jim Nutt Mr.& Mrs. Mortimer Propp Marguerite and Arthur Riordan William D. Rondina Peter L.Schaffer Carol P. Schatt Jean S.& Frederic A.Sharf R. Scudder & Helen Smith Raymond & Linda Simon Richard & Stephanie Solar Mr.& Mrs. David Stein Donald & Rachel Strauber Barbara Trueman Don Walters & Mary Benisek Irwin H.& Elizabeth V. Warren The Zankel Fund One anonymous donor
$1,99941,000 Mr. and Mrs. A. Marshall Acuff, Jr. Ted Alfond Deborah & James Ash Jeremy L. Banta Didi & David Barrett Marvin & Jill Baten Daniel Berman Mark C. Biderman Mrs. Peter Bing Mr. & Mrs. James A. Block Thomas Block & Marilyn Friedman Rhoda & Gerald Blumberg Betsy Bogner Mr. & Mrs. Bernard Brennan IV Marvin & Lois P. Broder/Lucile & Maurice Pollak Fund Brenda Brody Meredith Brown Charles & Deborah Burgess Paul & Dana Cam Marjorie Chester Circuit City Foundation Citicorp Foundation Matching Gifts Program Liz Claiborne Foundation The Coach Dairy Goat Farm Mr.& Mrs. Edgar M.Cullman Susan R. Cullman William Cyr Aaron & Judy Daniels Michael Del Castello David & Sheena Danziger Gary Davenport James Asselstine & Bette J. Davis Derrel B. DePasse Kathleen M. Doyle Louis Dreyfus Corporation Nancy Druckman Arnold & Debbie Dunn The Echo Foundation The Charles Edlin Family Charitable Foundation Gloria G. Einbender Joanne Fell Janey Fire & John Kalymnios Laura Fisher/Antique Quilts & Americana Florian Papp,Inc. Charlotte Frank Maxine & Stuart Frankel Foundation Jill Gallagher Daniel M.Gantt David A. Gardner Mr.& Mrs. James R. Gardner Roger L. Garrett Mr.& Mrs. Bruce Geismar Mrs. Bruce Gimbel
Dr. Kurt A. Gitter & Ms. Alice Yelen Barbara Gordon & Steve Cannon Baron J. & Ellin Gordon Jonathan Green Studios,Inc. Susan Green Nancy & Ben Greenberg Fund Gayle Greenhill Cordelia Hamilton Mr.& Mrs. James Harithas Terry B. Heled Stephen M. Hill Thomas Isenberg Theodore J. Israel Mr. & Mrs. Thomas C. Israel Louise & George Kaminow Richard T. Kanter Joel & Kate Kopp Mr. & Mrs. Abraham Krasnoff Robert A. Landau Naomi Leff Glorya & Fred Leighton Barbara S. Levinson Mr.& Mrs. Carl M.Lindberg Carl D. Lobe11 & Kate Stettner Macy's East Nancy B. Maddrey Jane Marcher Charitable Foundation Michael T. Martin C. Mattsson The Helen R.& Harold C. Mayer Foundation Mrs. Myron L. Mayer Judith & James Milne Donald & Cynthia Murphy Judith & Bernard Newman David O'Connor Philip V. Oppenheimer & Mary Close Mr. & Mrs. Francis C. Parson, Jr. Polo Ralph Lauren Jack & Roberta E. Rabin Irene Reichert Mr.& Mrs. Keith Reinhard Paige Rense Betty Ring William D. Rondina Mr.& Mrs. Daniel Rose Mr.& Mrs. Jeff T. Rose Howard J. Rubenstein Stella Rubin Antiques Riccardo Salmona The San Diego Foundation Channaine & Maurice Kaplan Fund Mr. & Mrs. Henry B. Schacht Paul & Elizabeth Schaffer Kerry Schuss Mr.& Mrs. Marvin Schwartz SemLitz Glaser Foundation Harvey S. Shipley Miller Myron B.& Cecile B. Shure Hardwicke Simmons Nell Singer Donna & Elliott Slade Mr. & Mrs. Richard Solomon Patricia & Robert Stempel Maryann Sudo Doris & Stanley Tananbaum Mr.& Mrs. Jeff Tarr Dennis Thomas Mr.& Mrs. James S. Tisch Mr.& Mrs. Laurence Tisch Peter & Lynn Tishman Mr.& Mrs. Barry Tucker Ms. Karel F. Wahrsager Mr.& Mrs. David C. Walentas Clinton Walker Foundation Mr. & Mrs. Charles G. Ward HI Linda Waterman Alan N.& Barbara Weeden Donald & Pat Weeden Mr.8c Mrs. John L. Weinberg Janis & William Wetsman G. Marc Whitehead
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The Acorn Foundation Joan H. Adler Alexander Gallery Ms. Mary Lou Alpert Richard C.& Ingrid Anderson Anthony Annese Anton Haardt Foundation Mr.& Mrs. Al Bachman Joel Banker Frank & June Barsalona Mr.& Mrs. Barry Bell Charles Benenson Dena Block Leonard Block Jeffrey & Tina Bolton Marilyn & Orren Bradley Marc & Laurie Krasny Brown Deborah Bush Miriam Cahn Laurie Carmody Marcy Carsey Mr.& Mrs. Dick Cashin The Chase Manhattan Foundation Matching Gift Program Mr.& Mrs. Robert Cochran Maggie Cohen Kathleen Cole Mrs. Phyllis Collins Stephen H.Cooper & Prof. Karen Gross Country Floors, Inc. Judy Cowen Michael F. Coyne & Monica Longworth Karen L. Cramer Simon Critchell Mary G. Cullen Mr.& Mrs. Lewis Cullman Kathryn M.Curran Debevoise & Plimpton Dr. Janet L. Denlinger Don & Marion DeWitt Mr.& Mrs. Gerald T. DiManno Michael Donovan & Nancye Green Cynthia Drasner Edward Clifford Durrell Ill Shirley Durst Mr.& Mrs. James A. Edmonds, Jr. Raymond C. Egan Mr.& Mrs. Alvin Einbender Gloria Einbender Epstein Philanthropies Ross & Gladys Faires Robert & Bobbie Falk Jessie Lee Farber Burton & Helaine Fendelman Mr. & Mrs. Scott Fine Pamela J. Hoiles Firszt Annie Fisher Erin Flanagan Jane Fonda Evelyn Frank Ken & Brenda Fritz Denise Froelich Dale G. Frost Margaret A. Gilliam Elizabeth Gilmore William L. & Mildred Gladstone Henry Goldstein & Linda Broessel Kelly Gonda Mrs. Terry S. Gottlieb Howard M.Graff
Robert M.Greenberg Nanette & Irvin Greif Ronald & Susan L. Grudziecki Susan Rosenberg Gutman Irwin & Marjorie V. Guttag Foundation in Memory of Ms. Frances Vogel Mr.& Mrs. William P. Hayes Audrey B. Heckler Mr.& Mrs. Tom Hess Stephen Hessler & Mary Ellen Vehlow Leonard & Arlene Hochman Mr.& Mrs. Robert Hodes John & Laima Hood Mr.& MIS. Fred Imbemian Michael T.Incantalupo Mr.& Mrs. Ken Iscol Pepi & Vera Jelinek Betty Weld Johnson & Douglas F. Bushnell Brenda L. Johnson Guy Johnson Maurice & Charmaine Kaplan Nancy Karlins-Thoman Sherry Kass & Scott Tracy Mr.& Mrs. Martin Katz Steven & Helen Kellogg Ms.Joan E. Kend Arthur & Sybil Kern Mary Kettaneh John J. Kirby, Jr. Mr.& Mrs. Michael Klein Barbara S. Klinger Sherry Kronenfeld Mr. & Mrs. Theodore A. Kurz Elizabeth Larson Nancy Lasalle Laura Lauder Mr.& Mrs. Leonard A. Lauder Wendy & Mel Lavitt Sam and Stephanie Lebowitz Judith Lewis Robert A. Lewis Stanley A.Lewis Lewis Mittman,Inc. Sherwin & Shirley Lindenbaum Gloria & Patrick Lonergan Esperanza G. Martinez Mr.& Mrs. Jonathan Marvel Al Marzorini Chriss Mattsson Kelley McDowell Emily McMahon M.P. McNellis Grete Meilman Mr.& Mrs. Robert Meltzer Michael & Gael Mendelsohn Robert & Joyce Menschel Evelyn S. Meyer Frank J. Miele Michael and Pamela Miles Timothy & Virginia Millhiser Joy Moos Kathy S. Moses Museums New York Leslie Muth Gallery Ann & Walter Nathan Cyril I. Nelson Mr.& Mrs. Bruce Newman Rachel B. Newman David Nichols Nancy Ann Oettinger Mr. & Mrs. John E. Oilman Robert & Stephanie Olmsted Paul L. & Nancy Oppenheimer David Passerman Bob Patton & Busser Howell Dr. Burton W.Pearl Janet S. Petry Mr.& Mrs. Laurence B. Pike Daniel & Susan Pollack Mr.& Mrs. F.F. Randolph, Jr. Toby & Nataly Ritter Dr.& Mrs. Roger Rose
OVER40 FOLK SIR.TISTS Abbey Rosenwald Robert A. Roth Frank & Nancy Russell Johnes Ruts Merilyn Sandin-Zarlengo Mr.& Mrs. Robert T. Schaffner Jane A. Shallat Paul J. Schatt Margaret Schmidt Mr. & Mrs. Carl J. Schmitt Philip & Cipora Schwartz Mr. & Mrs. Jospeh D. Shein Robert & Minda Shein Mr.& Mrs. Ronald Shelp Bruce B. Shelton Joel & Susan Simon Philanthropic Fund Michael Simon Cheryl Rivers & Steve Simons Arun & Barbara Singh Arthur M.Siskind & Mary Ann Siskind Rita A. Sklar John & Stephanie Smither Theresa Snyder Karen Sobotka Peter J. Solomon Kathryn Staley Mrs. Victor Studer Victor Studer Memorial Fund
Jane Supino Phyllis Tepper Memorial Fund Barbara & Donald Tober Foundation Mr. Frank Tosto Dorothy C. Treisman Milton Trexler & Lisa Carling Mr.& Mrs. Raymond S. Troubh Tucson Quikers Guild United Way of Dutchess County Angela Usrey Mr.& Mrs. Hugh B. Vanderbilt Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Viener Robert & Ruth Vogele Jennifer Walker Herbert Well in Honor of Bennett Weinstock from his Friends Judy & Harold Weissman Richard and Margaret Wenstrup Mr.& Mrs. C. A. Wimpfheimer Susi Wuennenberg Tim & Nina Zagat Diana Zanganas Louis & Susan Zinterhofer Jon & Rebecca Zoler Benjamin & Barbara Zucker Two anonymous donors
JEAN LIPMAN FELLOWS Jeremy L. Banta Mr. Ronald Bourgeault Mary Benisek & Don Walters Edith S. Briskin Edward & Margaret Brown Virginia G. Cave Marjorie Chester Nancy Druckman Andrew Edlin Gloria Einbender Su-Ellyn Goldstein Peter & Barbara Goodman Howard M.Graff Mr. Richard W.Herbst Harvey Kahn Susan Kleckner Susan & Jerry Lauren Mr.& Mrs. Gerald M.Lodge
Eric J. Maffei Anne & Jeff Miller Keith Morgan Wendy Nadler J. Randall Plummer Cheryl Rivers Luise Ross Carol Peden Schatt Donna & Marvin Schwartz Jean S. & Frederic A.Sharf Harvey S. Shipley Miller Linda & Ray Simon Mr.& Mrs. R.L Solar Mr. William W.Stahl Jr. Donald & Rachel Strauber Tracy Goodnow Art & Antiques Dr. Ski von Reis Elizabeth V. Warren
LONNIE HOLLEU "Setncimetn" CRC:MLLE LUCAS "Tin Man"
c.1) *TRIIDITIONSIL CI-1.11FTS 33rd Riverfest Weekend's Folkiife Vilictse lirt Show C.6 Sale 窶｢ Meet the firtists! April 26, 27, 28, 2002, at historic South Commons on the banks of the Chattahoochee River in Columbus, Georgia.
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RECENT DONORS TO THE COUECTIONS Gifts Judith Alexander Barbara Blank & Barry Shapiro Peter P. Cecere Anna K. Conti Mike & Lucy Danziger David L. Davies Ralph 0.Esmerian Virginia Esmerian Zipporah Fleisher Jacqueline Fowler Ruth P. Horwich Thomas Isenberg Kristina Johnson
Arthur & Sybil Kern Ed & Lee Kogan Stephanie Fowler Levin Frank Maresca George H. Meyer Mr.& Mrs. Richard A. Moore, Jr Cyril Irwin Nelson Sanford L. Smith Scudder Smith Bonnie & Tom Strauss Kurt Gitter & Alice Rae Yelen Gregory Warmack as Mr.Imagination L. John Wilkerson
Whimsical paintings on salavaged materials Manchester, Michigan
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EPSTEIN/POWELL 66 Grand St., New York, N.Y. 10013 By Appointment(212)226-7316 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Jesse Aaron Rex Clawson Donovan Durham Antonio Esteves Victor Joseph Gatto (Estate) Lonnie Holley S.L. Jones Charlie Lucas
Justin McCarthy Old Ironsides Pry Popeye Reed Max Romain Bill Roseman Jack Savitsky Clarence Stringfield Mose Tolliver and other American outsiders
Forbes & Turner
New Hampshire Antiques
Gary Snyder Fine Art
New York State Historical Association
Ginger Young Gallery
American Primitive Gallery
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The Ames Gallery
Anton Haardt Gallery
J Crist Gallery
Barn Star Productions, Inc.
Odd Fellows Antiques
Pease Folk Art
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John C. Hill
Keeling, Wainwright Associates
St. Madeleine Sophie's Center
Charlton Bradsher American Antiques
MCG/Wilton Historical Society
Doyle New York
Monmouth Medical Center
Yard Dog Folk Art
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Sarcophagus Style Carved Box Made by Ralph K. Cook Michigan Origin Circa 1935 26"L x 9"H x 8"D
407 West Brown Street Birmingham Michigan 48009
Baseball Diamond, c. 1965, crayon on paper 18 inches by 24 inches
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