The American Folk Art Museums dedicates its spring exhibition to the vast varieties of the American Experience. Selections from its permanent collection tell the story of Founders, Travelers, Philosophers, and Seekers. Central to the exhibition is the gathering of Possum Trot Dolls, carved and dressed by Calvin and Ruby Black in the 1950s. Quilts, of course, line the walls, with the interesting addition of a quilt-like sculpture made from recovered wood in Louisana. This is a great time to discover--or re-discover--American Folk Art.
Despite the tiny size of this single-wall exhibit, you could spend hours appreciating the variety and intricacy of the works on display. Housed in one large wall-mounted case are dozens of works drawn from the museum's vast collection. From paintings to sculptures to repurposed found objects, it is a stunning array of folk art styles and includes works by Henry Darger and Judith Scott. The exhibit will just make you wish the museum had more gallery space for its fascinating collection.