Two Folk Art Exhibitions At The Florence Griswold Museum

Works of art offer a glimpse into America’s past during an era when few historical records were kept.

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June 7 through September 21, 2014

Florence Griswold Museum, Old Lyme, Connecticut

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The Florence Griswold Museum presents Art of the Everyman: American Folk Art from the Fenimore Art Museum and Thistles and Crowns: The Painted Chests of the Connecticut Shore. Florence Griswold Museum curators Amy Kurtz Lansing and Ben Colman were given the privilege of borrowing the most important works from the renowned collection of American folk art at The Fenimore Art Museum in Cooperstown, New York. The collection of 44 works were created by largely untrained early Americans, many of whom left no other record of their existence, offering a glimpse into the daily life and material culture of the American Everyman. Art of the Everyman will run concurrently with Thistles and Crowns, a case study of the tradition of painted furniture from the eighteenth-century Connecticut shore.

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