No Idle Hands: The Makers & Myths of Tramp Art

No Idle Hands: The Makers & Myths of Tramp Art


March 12, 2017 - September 8, 2018

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Quilts of Southwest China

Quilts of Southwest China


July 2, 2017 - January 21, 2018

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Nurturing Memory/Cultivating Tradition:

Nurturing Memory/Cultivating Tradition:

Contemporary Life and Folk Art in Peru.
December 10, 2017 - November 10, 2019

This exhibition explores the new directions taken by current Peruvian folk artists during the recent decades of social and political upheaval and economic change. The exhibition will highlight the biographies and social histories of contemporary artists along with examples of work that: preserves family tradition; reimagines older artforms; reclaims pre-Columbian techniques and styles; and forges new directions for arte popular in the 21st century. The past forty years have been a time of tremendous change in the Andes, beginning with the Agrarian Reform of 1969 that broke up the large haciendas; a twenty-year internal armed conflict with the Shining Path that engulfed the 1980’s and 1990’s and claimed nearly 70,000 lives; economic swings, rapid development, the recent large investment in preserving archaeological heritage and the current booming tourism industry.  

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Traditional Dress in Contemporary Scandinavia

Traditional Dress in Contemporary Scandinavia


December 10, 2018 - January 10, 2020

Folk Dress. National Costume. Bunad. Gákti. What are these and who has the right to wear them? Traditional Dress in Contemporary Scandinavia examines current efforts to revive, preserve, or innovate styles of dress emblematic of particular historical, regional, religious, or ethnic identities.

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