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New exhibition presents the rich, cultural diversity of the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum collection

Some pieces are pure whimsy, others are completely useful. One thing is certain: All of the objects to be featured in America?s Folk Art, celebrating the 60th anniversary of the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum, one of the Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg, highlight an art form as culturally rich and diverse as America itself. Through approximately 50 objects that include furniture, sculpture and paintings made between the 1700s and the present, the country?s oldest, continuously operating institution solely dedicated to the collection, exhibition and preservation of American folk art will showcase why this art form (historically aimed chiefly at the middle class) is enjoying a popularity resurgence.
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