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Alessa Alexander

Craft Research Fund—Graduate Grant


Beginning with the landmark exhibition Black Folk Art in America 1930-1980, my dissertation will examine the emergence of museum and market interest in self-taught and black folk art and craft in the Post-Civil Rights era. Examining exhibition histories, I argue that self-taught and black folk art and craft embody a kind of double authenticity, inviting "touristic vision" from museum viewers.

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Santa Barbara, CA




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