As national interest in the work of folk or “self-taught” artists has risen, work by these artists has begun to attract more attention at art museums.
Joel Meyerowitz is one of the most respected color photographers working today.
Christian Duran and Vickie Pierre are young artists living and working in Miami.
Though history has numerous examples of the intersection between fine art and popular culture (Shakespeare managed this feat quite easily), it was not until the post-World War II years that a large number of visual artists began to take direct aim at the rapid growth of consumer culture.
Life as Art is an exhibition of artworks from the Museum’s permanent collection that are composed of wood or fiber materials. Included among the objects in this exhibition are contemporary works by Holly Hambrick, Margaret Steward, and Charles Parkhill, a set of Chinese nesting tables, Pre-Columbian textiles, and works from southern Africa.