Exploring Folk and Self-Taught Art at the High
Thursday, October 14, 2021, 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
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Nellie Mae Rowe (American, 1900–1982), Untitled (Bird in Garden), before 1978, crayon, pen, and pencil on cardboard fabric bolt, 8 × 23 inches, gift of Judith Alexander, 2002.237. © Estate of Nellie Mae Rowe/High Museum of Art, Atlanta.
This multiweek course, led by Katherine Jentleson, Merrie and Dan Boone Curator of Folk and Self-Taught Art, will explore the High’s permanent Folk and Self-Taught Art collection and examine two major exhibitions, Gatecrashers: The Rise of the Self-Taught Artist in America and Really Free: The Radical Art of Nellie Mae Rowe. These sessions will take place on-site at the High with an off-site visit in the Atlanta area.
Katherine “Katie” Jentleson, PhD, joined the High Museum of Art in September 2015 as the Merrie and Dan Boone Curator of Folk and Self-Taught Art. Before she became a curator, she worked as an arts journalist in New York. Through her editorial assignments and general experiences at galleries and museums there, she discovered her passion for self-taught artists and their historical legacy in the United States. In 2010, she began her graduate studies in art history at Duke University, where she focused her research on the rise of self-taught artists during the interwar period and completed her dissertation, “Gatecrashers: The First Generation of Outsider Artists in America,” in 2015.
Thursdays, October 14–November 4, 2021
Members: $200; Not-Yet-Members: $250
For more information, visit high.org/lifelonglearning, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 404-733-5051.