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"Self-Taught Artists of the 20th Century: An American Anthology." March 10, 1998 - May 17, 1998, 1996-1998


Scope and Contents

"Self-Taught Artists of the 20th Century: An American Anthology" was a traveling exhibition that premiered at the PMA on March 10, 1998. Organized by the Museum of American Folk Art in New York, the exhibition featured paintings, drawings, sculptures, and installations created by 31 American self-taught artists, including Grandma Moses, Thornton Dial, and Horace Pippin. The exhibition was curated by Ann Temkin, the Muriel and Philip Berman Curator of Twentieth-Century Art, Jack Lindsey, Curator of American Decorative Arts, Elsa Longhauser, Director of the Paley/Levy Galleries at Moore College of Art and Design, and Harald Szeemann Independent Curator at the Kunsthaus Zurich. The records consist of the Bonovitz lender file and correspondence related to the catalogue.


  • 1996-1998

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.


From the Collection: 25 linear feet

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English


Repository Details

Part of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Library and Archives Repository

Philadelphia Museum of Art
PO Box 7646
Philadelphia PA 19101-7646 United States