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Memory Palaces: Inside the Collection of Audrey B. Heckler

Sep 19, 2019
untitled art piece by Anna Zemánková
Now open at the American Folk Art Museum through Sunday, January 26, 2020, enjoy the collection of Audrey B. Heckler, which features an array of self-taught art emblematic of growth in the genre. For the last twenty-seven years, Heckler--a long time and committed patron of the American Folk Art Museum--has surrounded herself with excellent examples by the most significant artists associated to this art niche, among them Emery Blagdon, Aloïse Corbaz, William Edmondson, August Klett, Augustin Lesage, Martín Ramírez, Thornton Dial, and Anna Zemánková. 
The one hundred and sixty works selected, created by more than seventy artists, are paired with primary and secondary sources (artist statements, oral histories, interviews, and museum archives) or offered a closer look in the form of case studies, considering their visual grammar, technical ingenuity, and materiality. Click here to read more about the exhibit. 
The American Folk Art Museum is located at 2 Lincoln Square on Columbus Avenue between 65th and 66th Streets. Admission to the museum is free.
Photo credit: Anna Zemánková, American Folk Art Museum