Really Free: The Radical Art of Nellie Mae Rowe


Really Free: The Radical Art of Nellie Mae Rowe


Virtual Curatorial Exhibition Introduction: Gatecrashers and Nellie Mae Rowe

Thursday, August 19, 2021, 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm (THIS EVENT HAS PASSED).

Nellie Mae Rowe (American, 1900–1982), Untitled (Row of Figures), 1977, crayon and pen on cardboard fabric bolt, 7 1/2 × 22 1/2 inches, gift of Judith Alexander, 2003.136. © Estate of Nellie Mae Rowe/High Museum of Art, Atlanta.


Event Details

Join Katherine Jentleson as she introduces the High’s newest Folk and Self-Taught Art exhibitions, Gatecrashers: The Rise of the Self-Taught Artist in America and Really Free: The Radical Art of Nellie Mae Rowe.

Jentleson, the High’s Merrie and Dan Boone Curator of Folk and Self-Taught Art, will give an overview of both exhibitions and talk about her recently published catalogues.

Don’t miss this opportunity to learn about these two groundbreaking exhibitions on view at the High!

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