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Founded in 1961, the museum is the foremost institution devoted to the collection, exhibition, study, and preservation of folk art. Innovative exhibitions, educational programs, and scholarly publications explore the nation's diverse cultural heritage and related global expressions The museum is home to a preeminent collection of folk art dating from the 18th century to the present.
“Foiled: Tinsel Painting in America” is the most comprehensive museum exhibition to focus on this under-recognized decorative art that was widely practiced in America from 1850 to 1890.
“Ooh, Shiny!” will highlight diverse artworks from the museum’s collection that are embellished with such materials as spangles, mica flakes, metallic papers, marble dust, sequins, glitter, and foil.
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