For immediate release: August 15, 2014
WCMA presents Material Friction: Americana and American Art, on view through January 25, 2015. The exhibition provokes questions about the role of “folk” art within museums and art history. It features 80 paintings, decorative arts and utilitarian objects created predominantly in the rural northeastern United States between 1690 and 1840 from the collection of Jonathan and Karin Fielding, most of which have never been on public view. Objects lent by the Fieldings are installed with 45 works from WCMA’s renowned collection of American art.