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  1. American Folk Art Museum in ARTFIX daily

    Freedom Quilt. Jessie B. Telfair

    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

    As part of its 60th anniversary activities, and in partnership with over a dozen cultural organizations across the United States, the American Folk Art Museum (AFAM) has launched a traveling tour of four self-originated exhibitions—all of which are drawn from the Museum’s collection. One of the exhibitions, American Perspectives: Stories from the American Folk Art Collection, is sponsored by Art Bridges. Read the Article

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  2. Smithsonian American Art Museum in e-flux

    Angel Rodríguez-Díaz, The Protagonist of an Endless Story, 1993. Oil on canvas. Collection of Smithsonian American Art Museum. Museum purchase made possible in part by the Smithsonian Latino Initiatives Pool and the Smithsonian Institution Collections Acquisition Program, 1996.19. © Angel Rodriguez-Diaz, 1993.

    Ideas about the American West, both in popular culture and in commonly accepted historical narratives, are often based on a past that never was, and fail to take into account important events that actually occurred. The exhibition Many Wests: Artists Shape an American Idea, examines the perspectives of 48 modern and contemporary artists who offer a broader and more inclusive view of this region. The exhibition is organized jointly by the Smithsonian American Art Museum and four nationally accredited art museums located in some of the fastest growing cities and states in the western region of the United States. It is the...

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  3. Detroit Institute of Arts in Patch

    Visions of American Life

    Edward Lamson Henry (American, 1841-1919)Election Day 1844 (1913) Oil on canvas. Manoogian collection

    Macomb Community College’s Lorenzo Cultural Center in partnership with the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) presents American Spectacle: Selections from the Nancy and Sean Cotton Collection of American Art, June 11 – Sept. 11. This is one in a series of American art exhibitions created through a multi-year, multi-institutional partnership formed by the Detroit Institute of Arts as part of the Art Bridges Initiative. Read the Article

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  4. San Antonio Museum of Art in Culture Map San Antonio

    Artist Sandra Gonzales will create the East Side mural at Tony G's. Courtesy of SAMA

    Three local artists will be painting the town red — and blue and green and yellow — this summer, as part of a citywide community mural project spearheaded by the San Antonio Museum of Art.  The community mural project is supported by a SAMA grant from the nonprofit Art Bridges Foundation and a joint effort between SAMA, the San Anto Cultural Arts, and the San Antonio African American Community Archive & Museum Read the Article

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  5. Allentown Art Museum in Metro Philly

    Allentown Art Museum

    The Art Bridges and the Terra Foundation for American Art awarded more than $700,000 to the Philadelphia Museum of Art to support a program of sharing treasures from the Museum’s renowned collections with communities across Pennsylvania. One of those artistic communities is the Allentown Art Museum. With ‘Roots: Sources for American Art and Design,’ Allentown is embarking with their second exhibition with the PMA, and this one is meant to make audiences aware. Read the Article

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  6. High Museum of Art in Forbes

    Nellie Mae Rowe Happy Days

    Nellie Mae Rowe (American, 1900 - 1982) Happy Days (1981) crayon and pencil on paper, 18 inches x 24 inches

    Really Free: The Radical Art of Nellie Mae Rowe, going on view at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta from September 3 through January 9, 2022, is the first exhibition in more than 20 years to celebrate the work of Rowe, who displayed hundreds of drawings, handmade dolls, and found-object installations, in her home, known as “The Playhouse.” The groundbreaking exhibition inaugurates the High’s partnership with the Art Bridges, founded in 2017 by Walmart heiress Alice Walton to support the creation of programs that expand access to American art in all regions across the nation, enabling the show to...

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