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| Ongoing ||Folk Couture: Fashion and Folk Art|
In 1961, as folk art was beginning to gel as the overarching term for everything from primitive paintings to Shaker furniture, a small group of pioneering collectors founded a gallery devoted to this emerging field. That institution—now called the American Folk Art Museum—has gone on to play a central role in fostering interest in self-taught artists and artisans nationwide. Today, as owners of one of the country’s largest collections of such hard-to-classify works, the organization acts as an indispensable interpreter and promoter of folk/outsider art.