Member Preview Days for Fragments of a Faith Forgotten: The Art of Harry Smith

Fri, Sept 29, 2023
10:30 am–10 pm

Floor 5, Kaufman Gallery

Thursday, September 28, 10:30 am–6 pm

Friday, September 29, 10:30 am–10 pm

Saturday–Monday, September 30–October 2, 10:30 am–6 pm

Be among the first to explore Fragments of a Faith Forgotten: The Art of Harry Smith during five full days of Member Previews. 

This will be the first solo exhibition of artist, experimental filmmaker, and groundbreaking music ethnologist Harry Smith (1923–1991), whose compendium of song recordings, the Anthology of American Folk Music, laid the groundwork for the popularization of folk music in the 1960s. This exhibition introduces Smith’s life and work within a museum setting for the first time and includes paintings, drawings, experimental films, designs, and examples of Smith’s collecting alongside his historic folk music collection. This hybrid display of art and ephemera shows signs of the esoteric, fantastic, and alternative cosmologies fundamental to Smith’s unique perspective on American culture.

During this time, members also enjoy Preview access to Henry Taylor: B Side.

The Kaufman Gallery is equipped with an induction hearing loop. To use, please switch your hearing aid to “T.” Some video monitors in the galleries have headphone jacks; you are welcome to plug in your own headset or neck loop. Large Print Guides are available at the visitor services desk in the Main Lobby. Transcripts for works with sound and experiential videos for works that are inaccessible are available on our Mobile Guide and are free for people with disabilities.

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