The Henry Luce Foundation grant for the five-city national tour was made as part of the museum’s 75th anniversary initiative.
The exhibition will showcase 100 works by self-taught artists. It’ll open in New York in May 2014 and then travel over the next three years. The five locations will be named soon.
“Self-Taught Genius: Treasures from the American Folk Art Museum” will feature drawings, paintings, carvings, quilts and other media.
The museum said the exhibition will examine art by the self-taught as an enduring American art form. It says the objects reflect the challenges and triumphs of an emerging nation and its evolving national identity.
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