Self-Taught Genius

June 27, 2014

Currently on display at the American Folk Art Museum, the exhibition Self-Taught Genius: Treasures from the American Folk Art Museum showcases one hundred works from the museum’s permanent collection. Presenting a wide variety of objects—quilts, drawings, ceramics, handmade books, and furniture—the show considers the nature of artistic creativity and challenges our understanding of what it is to be “self-taught”.

Marquand Books produced the 296-page exhibition catalogue, designed by John Hubbard. Alongside 154 illustrations, the book features two curatorial essays by Stacy C. Hollander and Dr. Valerie Rousseau, with a foreword by the museum’s director, the Honorable Anne-Imelda Radice.

The show is on display in New York through August 17, 2014, and then travels around the country through 2017. To learn more about the exhibition and find out when it will be coming to a city near you, visit the American Folk Art Museum. To order a copy of the catalogue, visit the museum’s online store.


Photography by Jeremy Linden