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American Folk Art Museum in NY is having troubles

Debt Problem Has Museum Scrambling By KATE TAYLOR Published: August 8, 2010<nyt_text><nyt_correction_top> The American Folk Art Museum, which has struggled financially almost since the day it opened the doors of its new building in 2001, is now facing a moment of reckoning. Enlarge This Image Richard…

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Dino extinction in Vermont…again!

  Alden Pellett, AP Brian Boland stands in front of his 25-foot-tall “Vermontasaurus” in Thetford, Vt. Some of his neighbors are sore about the dino-scuplture.The Associated Press reports the dinosaur has drawn the ire of some of Boland’s neighbors and state officials, who say the…

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Local "Wednesday Sun" features Best Road Trip Ever on the front page!

Alex Bonham-Carter/SUN PHOTO Kelly Ludwig, Ludwig Design, presents her GPS-based travel application ‘Best Road Trip Ever.’ The app, designed with the help of Propaganda-3 and KCPT, works with the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad. It documents destinations for folk art in the United States among…

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Great clip about AVAM

If you ever get a chance to visit the American Visionary Art Museum in Baltimore, be sure to check it out. visitmybaltimoreOctober 15, 2009 The American Visionary Art Museum, a glass mosaic tiled building located in historic Federal Hill in Baltimore, is a museum grounded…

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Another great web site to check out!

Renaldo Kuhler, Raleigh, NC (photo by Fred Scruton) Somedays, when I look at the database of artists and folk art sites that are on the Detour Art web site, I think “Whew, how many more ‘new-to-me’ sites can there be?” Such a foolish notion, I…

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New show opening at the American Folk Art Museum

Approaching Abstraction The first museum exhibition to look at the concept of abstraction in the work of self-taught artists October 6, 2009 through September 6, 2010American Folk Art Museum, 45 West 53 Street, New York 10019 The Kander Valley In The Bernese Oberland Das Kander-Thal…

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God’s Architects – winner at the Sidewalk Moving Picture Festival

GOD’S ARCHITECTS trailer from Zack Godshall on Vimeo. Deep Fried Kudzu (all things good and southern) blogger, Ginger Brook just brought this documentary to my attention…Featuring the art environments of 5 amazing artists, Leonard Knight’s Salvation Mountain, Shelby Ravellette’s Lacey Michele Castle, Kenny Hill’s Garden…

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Frank Maresca of Ricco/Maresca Gallery

To read the full blog article, please visit New York Social Diary. Frank Maresca, part-owner of the Ricco/Maresca Gallery, is one of the leading experts on and collectors of outsider art in the country. He’s something of a natural educator, carefully defining for us the…

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“Like the Whitney on mescaline”! JMKAC in the New York Times

Lisa Stone (via Larry Harris) sent along this NY Times article about the John Michael Kohler Art Center in Sheboygan.. Way Off the Beaten Path, Letting the Outsiders In John Michael Kohler Arts Center Sculptures by Nek Chand from a 2007 exhibition at the Kohler…

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AVAM goes to Bergdorf Goodman!!!

Mr. I, fresh from the art debacle in Salina, in front of the window display featuring his art. (photo from Modelizing, the art of Window Shopping) Divine statue and more head to the windows of Bergdorf Goodman AVAM items, including figure of drag diva, to…

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