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by Museum of International Folk Art (N. M.),Jack Lenor Larsen

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Author: Museum of International Folk Art (N. M.),Jack Lenor Larsen
ISBN: 0890132739
Language: English
Pages: 96 pages
Category: History & Criticism
Publisher: Museum of New Mexico Pr; First Edition edition (May 1, 1995)
Rating: 4.9
Formats: mbr lit doc mobi
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For world folk art collections only. Russell T. Clement, Univ.

For world folk art collections only. I was told that the exhibit amounts to only a tenth of the full collection! As it stands, it has the appeal of the world's largest "doll house" and the world's most elaborate "model train".

This book highlights the largest cross-cultural folk art collection in the world. Published May 1st 1995 by Museum of New Mexico Press. Folk Art from the Global Village: The Girard Collection at the Museum of International Folk Art. ISBN. 0890132739 (ISBN13: 9780890132739). Aug 20, 2019 Jim Collett rated it it was amazing. This is older book on the Girard Collection at the Museum of International Folk Art in Santa Fe.

Alexander Girard (1907?1993) amassed the largest cross-cultural folk art . This book features one hundred plates in full color and an essay by Jack Lenor Larsen.

Alexander Girard (1907?1993) amassed the largest cross-cultural folk art collection in the world. To date over a million visitors have flocked to the folk art museum in Santa Fe to savor and take delight in the bright and beautiful objects that inspired the renowned architect and designer. The Girard Wing at the Museum of International Folk Art, designed by the collector to permanently exhibit some ten thousand pieces and visited by millions, continually affirms that Girard was right in believing that in folk art there are no foreigners.

The Museum of International Folk Art is a state-run institution in Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States. It is one of many cultural institutions operated by the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs.

Take a look at this piece from our online collection! This intricately woven basket tray comes from Lebanon, created with hand-dyed straw. This object has an overall dimension of 22cm diameter.

The Girard Collection at Santa Fe's Museum of International Art encompasses more than 100,000 works from 100 cultures worldwide. Here, folklorist Henry Glassie has selected 300 objects from the collection to illustrate a wide-ranging study of folk art. The pieces depicted - ceramic figures, beaded purses, intricate textiles, dolls and toys - combine beauty with function

The museum's holdings represent diverse cultures and constitute the largest collection of international folk art in the world.

The museum's holdings represent diverse cultures and constitute the largest collection of international folk art in the world. The core collection donated by museum founder Florence Dibell Bartlett and representing 34 countries has grown to a collection of over 130,000 objects from more than 100 countries. 100 Aspects of the Moon.

Folk art - describes a wide range of objects that reflect the craft traditions and traditional social values of various social groups

Folk art - describes a wide range of objects that reflect the craft traditions and traditional social values of various social groups.

The Museum opened to the public in 1953 and has gained national and international recognition as the home to the world’s.

Book by Girard Foundation
Comments (2)
Lyrtois
great book
THOMAS
... of the potent brew you'll imbibe at the Museum of International Folk Art in Santa Fe, New Mexico. I've toured a lot of museums - in Europe, Asia, North America - but I've never encountered one like this. I spent a whole day there, a beautiful sunny day at that, utterly engrossed in the "Girard Collection" of ceramics, woodworks, and fabrics from all around the world, but especially from the American Southwest, Mexico, Peru, West Africa, Portugal, Poland, and China. The Girard Wing of the Museum is a building the size of half a football field, in which more than 10,000 pieces of folk art are assembled in a complex of 'cross-cultural villages' designed and mounted by the single donor of the collection himself over a three-year period. I was told that the exhibit amounts to only a tenth of the full collection! As it stands, it has the appeal of the world's largest "doll house" and the world's most elaborate "model train". One can get utterly lost, becoming a scale-model virtual tourist, in the Peruvian, Mexican, or Hopi villages, each of which includes hundreds of figures and objects, or in the global diversity of the "open market" exhibit, a plethora of witty and evocative ceramic sculptures from every land that still pulses with the vivacity of such markets. This little book chiefly shows pictures of single pieces, all exciting enough one by one, but it only vaguely hints of the impact of immersing yourself in the whole collection.

Alexander Girard, the collector and donor, was an architect and fabric designer of enormous success; his wealth and his obsession with folk art were the total basis of this collection, which is, in my opinion, one of the greatest treasures of humanity and of humanity's heritage. In other words, you've got to see it! And as a bonus, the museum cafe on Santa Fe's "Museum Hill" is a gourmet wonder, with food in the Hispanic tradition as excellent as the city's most acclaimed "Las Tapas" restaurant. Santa Fe is a beautiful 'city of art', with a museum devoted entirely to Georgia O'Keefe and with literally scores of galleries, some shlocky but many replete with stuff I'd love to have a home grand enough to house for myself. Plus there's the Santa Fe Opera, a semi-outdoor summer-festival company of world quality. The opera building has astonishingly good acoustics, to my surprise and pleasure, and the season of 2011 will include Antonio Vivaldi's opera 'Griselda'. I'll be there; you'll want to be there too.