Grand Rapids Art Museum in The Rapidian

Grand Rapids Art Museum Presents Exhibition of over 80 American Folk Art Objects

Freedom Quilt. Jessie B. Telfair

The Rapidian

An exhibition of over 80 American folk art objects, spanning from paintings and pottery, to quilts, needlework, and sculpture, will open at the Grand Rapids Art Museum (GRAM) on May 22 in American Perspectives: Stories from the American Folk Art Museum Collection. The fascinating artworks span the entirety of our nation’s history, offering firsthand testimony to the people, places, and events of our culture.  

The exhibition is organized by the American Folk Art Museum, New York, with support provided by Art Bridges.

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Published May 13, 2021

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Freedom Quilt. Jessie B. Telfair (1913–1986). Parrott, Georgia. 1983. Cotton, with pencil. 74 x 68" Collection American Folk Art Museum, New York. Gift of Judith Alexander in loving memory of her sister, Rebecca Alexander, 2004.9.1 Photo by Gavin Ashworth, New York