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The new “Self-Taught Genius Gallery” in Long Island City recently launched with a selection of icons from the landmark exhibition “Self-Taught Genius: Treasures from the American Folk Art Museum,” which toured nationally from 2014 to 2017. Generously supported by the Henry Luce Foundation, the new gallery and the namesake exhibition showcase folk and self-taught art from the eighteenth through twenty-first centuries, drawn from the museum’s collection of more than 8,000 works of art.
The exhibition “Highlights from Self-Taught Genius” is co-curated by Stacy C. Hollander, Deputy Director for Curatorial Affairs, Chief Curator, and Director of Exhibitions, and Dr. Valérie Rousseau, Curator, Art of the Self-Taught and Art Brut, both of the American Folk Art Museum. The exhibition catalog, Self-Taught Genius: Treasures from the American Folk Art Museum, is available to purchase at the new gallery and online from the Museum Shop.