New Discourses on Folk and Self-Taught Art

Thursday, May 23, 2024
6:00 pm–7:30 pm
Harry and Mildred Remis Auditorium (Auditorium 161)
Ticket Required
Add to Calendar 2024-05-23 18:00:00 2024-05-23 19:30:00 New Discourses in Folk and Self-Taught Art 05/23/2024 6–7:30 pm Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 465 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02115, USA Museum of Fine Arts, Boston tickets@mfa.org America/New_York public

Join us for a symposium bringing together leading art experts to explore new definitions for folk and self-taught art in the 21st century. Explore how the equitable integration of art into museums promotes cultural competency by deepening appreciation for art and people from diverse backgrounds.

This program is part of Lunder Institute@, copresented by the Lunder Institute for American Art, an initiative of the Colby Museum of Art. Lunder Institute@ brings together artists and leaders of prominent American art museums to look critically at American art, its history, its future, and its evolution, and to engage publicly with a single question: What is the state of American art?


Dr. Gabrielle A. Berlinger, folklorist and associate professor of American Studies and Folklore, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Kinshasha Holman Conwill, deputy director emerita, Smithsonian National Museum of American History and Culture
Jori Finkel, New York Times writer and American art critic
Lonnie B. Holley, American artist

Moderated by Michael J. Bramwell, Joyce Linde Curator of Folk and Self-taught Art

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Ticket Information

To order tickets by phone, call 1-800-440-6975 ($6 processing fee applies); to order in person, visit any MFA ticket desk.

Ticketing Policies

Limit two tickets per order.


Lunder Institute at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Lunder Institute @ the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, was made possible through the support and partnership of the Lunder Institute for American Art, the Colby College Museum of Art. 

Generously supported by the Joyce Linde Endowment for Folk Art.