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July 16 - September 25, 2021

Showcasing work from the museum’s permanent collection, Self-Taught includes work by American folk artists. Often characterized as “self-taught”, these artists rarely have formal training and often use found objects and materials in their works. Self taught artists will paint from memories and personal experiences, depicting the world around them. Artists represented in this exhibition are Woodie Long, Jimmy Lee Sudduth, Mose “T” Tolliver, William Dawson and Bernie Sims. Having all started life with modest means, included artists went on to experience success in the art world, some having exhibited in some of the largest museums in the world.

This exhibition is supported by a grant from the Henry Luce Foundation.