September 30, 2002
Folk art to go on display at Katonah Museum of Art
More than 75 objects from the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum traveled to the Katonah Museum of Art in New York as a special loan exhibition entitled, “The Innocent Eye: American Folk Art from Colonial Williamsburg.” The exhibition, which includes a selection of 19th- and 20th-century paintings, works on paper, sculpture, textiles, furnishings and decorative arts, will be view through Jan. 5, 2003.
“This grouping represents a cross-section of some of our finest folk art, including pieces by such artists as Wilhelm Schimmel, Ammi Phillips and Edward Hicks,” said curator Barbara Luck, foundation curator of paintings, drawings and sculpture. “These wonderful objects have the potential for deepening our understanding of art and history, no matter whether we have seen them many times before or are viewing them for the first time.”