American Folk Art: An Enduring Legacy

Published on : Thursday, November 16, 2017

sfo-sanFrom the late eighteenth century through the early twentieth century, American folk art flourished.  Unlike academic or fine art, folk art typically derives from deeply-rooted community traditions, with master craftspeople developing a local style emulated by others and passed from one generation to the next.  Folk art commonly serves both utilitarian and decorative purposes and historically tends to thrive in rural communities.  For example, in the agricultural South, small family-run pottery workshops, which made sturdy stoneware vessels with distinctive glazes, continued in production well into the twentieth century.  In southeastern Pennsylvania, German-speaking European immigrants produced some of the country’s liveliest folk art, easily recognized by its elaborate decoration, with bright colors and motifs, such as birds, hearts, and flowers.

American artisans combined long-held traditions and regional influences with ingenuity and creativity to create a variety of folk art.  This exhibition presents weathervanes, fraktur (illuminated writing), southern stoneware, and wooden canes, alongside more unusual items, such as carved stone books and fraternal-order plaques.

American Folk Art: An Enduring Legacy is located pre-security in the International Terminal Main Hall Departures Lobby, San Francisco International Airport.  This exhibition is on view to all airport visitors from November 18, 2017, to July 15, 2018.

 

Source:- SFO

Tags: ,

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

arrow2Follow TTW
 
facebook-logo  twitter-logo  LinkedIn_logo  stumbleupon-logo   rss_logo 
ttw_blogger_logo  ttw_blogger_logo  ttw_blogger_logo

ADVERTISEMENT

  • 02 AIME 2019
  • India UAE
  • 03 AIME 2018
  • 05 ameistanbul 2019
  • 07 thehotelshowsaudiarabia 2019
  • 08 JTTX9 19
  • 10 adventureshowindia 2018
  • 10 OTM 2019
  • 10 Routes Americas 2019
  • 11 BLTM 2019
  • 11 Digital Travel 2019
  • 14 SATTE 2019
  • 16 EMITT 2019
  • 16 IITM 2019
  • 17 AITF 18
  • 18 UITT 2019
  • 30 PATA

TRAVEL INDUSTRY EVENTS

    1. IITM Kochi

      Jan 3, 2019 - Jan 5, 2019
    2. IITT

      Jan 10, 2019 - Jan 12, 2019
    3. TTF Bengaluru

      Jan 15, 2019 - Jan 17, 2019
    4. SATTE

      Jan 16, 2019 - Jan 18, 2019
    5. MATKA 2019

      Jan 17, 2019 - Jan 20, 2019
Get our toolbar!
Review www.travelandtourworld.com on alexa.com