The New Art of the Loom reveals the woven dreams of artists from 18 countries who combine the ancient craft of weaving with artistic expressions of today, resulting in a display of visually captivating and thought-provoking murals.
CONTEMPORARY FOLK ART FROM THE PERMANENT COLLECTION
January 19 - August 24 2013
The term "folk art” has become a catch-all phrase for art created by artists not academically trained. Other terms applied to this type of art include vernacular, self-taught, naïve, outsider, and art brut, though each label makes reference to slightly different qualities about the artists’ experience or aesthetic intention. Common to most artists whose work is labeled Folk Art, is a lack of academic instruction in visual art and art history, a tendency to use found objects, a drive and intent to create objects for personal pleasure rather than marketability and a process tied to personal satisfaction rather than tradition or technical knowledge. This exhibition will highlight the many diverse objects and artists in UAM’s collection which collectively fall under the rubric of Folk Art.
gumbo - connecting community & the hilliard COLLECTION
January 19 - December 14 2013
Members of the community make personal sellections from the Hilliard's Permanent collection.
On long-term loan in the museum atrium.
These five paintings from Hunt Slonem's solo exhibition, On the Bayou, depict his fascination with the land and history of this region.