The groundbreaking exhibition Self-Taught Genius: Treasures from the American Folk Art Museum is on view at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art from October 10, 2015, through January 3, 2016. The exhibition highlights the roles of self-taught artists as central figures to the shared history of America whose contributions to the national life and conversation are paramount. Admission is free. The exhibition presents an original premise that considers the changing implications of self-taught 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. “This exhibition serves as a landmark,” says Anne-Imelda Radice, Ph.D., Executive Director of the American Folk Art Museum,

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