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Author Umberger, Leslie, author.

Title We are made of stories : self-taught artists in the Robson family collection / Leslie Umberger ; introduction by Douglas O. Robson

Publication Info. Washington, DC : Smithsonian American Art Museum ; Princeton : in association with Princeton University Press, [2022]
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 Nichols Adult Nonfiction-NEW  709.730904 ROB    AVAILABLE
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Description 287 pages : illustrations (black and white, and colour) ; 27 cm
Note Catalog of an exhibition held at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC, July 1, 2022 through March 26, 2023
Summary "Through forty-three artists, born over a span of a hundred years, We Are Made of Stories: Self-Taught Artists in the Robson Family Collection explores the ways in which artists, and the pioneering collectors who recognized the value of their work, brought lasting change to the face of American art. The exhibition and catalogue center on select artists collected by Margaret Z. Robson between the late 1980s and her death in 2014. Robson believed that these artists reflected a truly diverse nation of makers, and critically expanded the boundaries of American art through singular bodies of work. The Smithsonian American Art Museum broke new ground in 1970, showing and collecting folk and self-taught artists who challenged conventional notions about art and artists. In 2016 the Margaret Z. Robson collection was donated to SAAM by Margaret's son, Douglas O. Robson, uniting these kindred visions. Doug Robson has continued to support an expansive vision of art, and the exhibition also features artworks from Doug's own collection, promised to SAAM"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Outsider art -- United States -- Exhibitions.
Art, American -- 20th century -- Exhibitions.
Robson, Margaret Z., 1932-2014 -- Art collections -- Exhibitions.
Robson, John E., 1930- -- Art collections -- Exhibitions.
Robson, Douglas O., 1965- -- Art collections -- Exhibitions.
Art -- Private collections -- Washington (D.C.) -- Exhibitions.
Smithsonian American Art Museum -- Exhibitions.
Genre Exhibition catalogs.
Added Author Robson, Douglas O., 1965- writer of introduction.
Smithsonian American Art Museum, issuing body.
ISBN 9780691240428 (paperback)
0691240426
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