Self-Taught Genius:
Treasures From The
American Folk Art Museum



[su_dropcap]F[/su_dropcap]eaturing more than 100 works by diverse artists, the exhibition Self-Taught Genius: Treasures from the American Folk Art Museum, presents an original premise that considers the changing implications of self-taught artists in the United States, from a deeply entrenched and widespread culture of self-education in the early national period, to its usage today, to describe artists working outside the art historical canon and often in isolated circumstances.


“In the fall of 2016, the Tampa Museum of Art continues to interest audiences of all generations and predispositions to art, by introducing the community to unique opportunities to view masterworks rarely seen in Florida’s Central Gulf Coast region”

— Michael Tomor, Tampa Museum of Art’s Executive Director

Self-Taught Genius: Masterworks from the American Folk Art Museum closes its national tour in Tampa, with an extraordinary opportunity to see three centuries of art from the most important Folk Art collections in the United States.

The exhibition and the national tour are made possible by generous funding from the Henry Luce Foundation, as part of its 75th anniversary initiative. Locally, the exhibition is presented by Bank of America.


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Self-Taught Genius: Treasures from the American Folk Art Museum
Tampa Museum of Art
October 1, 2016, through January 8, 2017
For more information, call 813.274.8130 or visit






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