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Milwaukee Art Museum shows 600 pieces of folk art


MILWAUKEE (WKOW) -- The Milwaukee Art Museum is showcasing a new exhibition that includes nearly 600 pieces of folk art.

The exhibit is called "Uncommon Folk: Traditions in American Art." It features paintings, drawings, sculpture, photography, textiles, furniture, and decorative arts from the museum's own collection.

Grandma Moses, Edgar Tolson, Felipe Archuleta, Howard Finster, Sister Gertrude Morgan and Morris Hirshfield are among the artists represented. Several Wisconsin artists are also featured, including Prophet Blackmon, Josephus Farmer, Michael Lenk and Albert Zahn.

Exhibition curator Margaret Andera says some of the works were created within the cultural traditions of a particular geographic area. Others are rooted in the function of an object, such as duck decoys.

The exhibition runs through May 4.

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