Grant Recipient

Alessa Alexander

Craft Research Fund—Graduate Grant

2016

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.

Location

Santa Barbara, CA

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Grant amount

$10,000

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