Boroughs in Business: Art and Commerce in New York City

The American Folk Art Museum, New York City. This half-day symposium will bring curators and scholars together to examine New York City as the center for commercial and artistic innovation through the works on view in Made in New York…

Boroughs in Business: Art and Commerce in New York City

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The American Folk Art Museum, New York City.
This half-day symposium will bring curators and scholars together to examine New York City as the center for commercial and artistic innovation through the works on view in Made in New York City: The Business of Folk Art. The morning session, “The Business of Art,” will focus on objects made by artists, artisans, and manufacturers in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century New York. On occasion of the exhibition Made in New York City: The Business of Folk Art
Morning Session Speakers:

Elizabeth V. Warren has devoted the past thirty-five years to the study, writing, and curatorial work involved with folk art. Warren served as American Folk Art Museum curator from 1984 to 1991, and has been a consulting curator since then. In 2007, she was elected to the museum’s Board of Trustees. She also serves on the Board of Trustees of Bryn Mawr College. She is the curator of the American Folk Art Museum’s current exhibition Made in New York City: The Business of Folk Art.

Dr. Elizabeth Mankin Kornhauser is the Alice Pratt Brown Curator of American Paintings and Sculpture at The Metropolitan Museum of Art (appointed in 2010), where she completed work on the new American paintings and sculpture galleries that opened in January 2012. She recently co-curated the major exhibition Thomas Cole’s Journey: Atlantic Crossings, which opened at The Met on January 30, 2018, and the National Gallery, London, on June 11, 2018. Kornhauser has a PhD from Boston University with a specialty in American paintings, and an MA from Cooperstown Graduation Programs, SUNY, Cooperstown, NY, in American folk art and culture. She is a graduate of the Getty Leadership Institute, Los Angeles. Kornhauser has been the recipient of numerous grants, awards, and fellowships from the Henry Luce Foundation, the Rockefeller Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Terra Foundation for American Art, and The American Academy in Rome, among others. She has taught undergraduate and graduate courses in American art at Trinity College, Hartford, CT, and courses for New York area universities at The Metropolitan Museum.

Meta Janowitz is a historical archaeologist with a specialty in the study of material culture, particularly salt-glazed stoneware and red earthenware ceramics made in New York City and Philadelphia. She received her BA from Beloit College and her MPhil and PhD from the City University of New York, all degrees in anthropology with an emphasis in archaeology. A major project on which she has worked is the study of the stoneware kiln wasters and manufacturing debris from the Crolius and Remmey potteries found at the African Burial Ground in Manhattan, which she discussed in an article for the 2008 edition of Ceramics in America. In her cultural resource management (public archaeology) career, she has been part of archaeological projects at many sites along the East Coast and in the Caribbean. Her academic home is the School of Visual Arts in Manhattan.

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