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Ooh, Shiny!

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Apron, 1880–1900 Tin 29 1/2 X 33 in © Courtesy of American Folk Art Museum
Ooh, Shiny!
Curated by: Stacy C. Hollander

2 Lincoln Square
New York, NY 10023
September 12th, 2012 - January 13th, 2013
Opening: September 12th, 2012 10:30 AM - 5:30 PM

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://folkartmuseum.org/
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
upper west side
EMAIL:  
gallery@folkartmuseum.org
PHONE:  
212. 595. 9533
OPEN HOURS:  
Tue-Thu, Sat-Sun 10:30-5:30; Fri 11-7:30

DESCRIPTION

An attraction to shiny things is a primal human impulse. It may be instinctive and emotional, or profoundly meaningful within a cultural context. In the visual arts this has been expressed through the use of myriad materials that glitter and reflect. “Ooh, Shiny!” will highlight three centuries of artworks—ranging from needleworks by 18th-century schoolgirls to sculptures by contemporary icons including Howard Finster—that are embellished with such materials as spangles, mica flakes, glass, marble dust, sequins, glitter, and aluminum.