Spotlight Tour of Fragments of a Faith Forgotten: The Art of Harry Smith

Nov 29, 2023–Jan 8, 2024

Floor 5, Kaufman Gallery

Open to Patron, Circle, Fellow, and Sponsor Members

Wednesday, November 29
6:45 pm, 7:15 pm

Monday, January 8
6:45 pm

Patron, Circle, Fellow, and Sponsor members are invited to join us for a tour of Fragments of a Faith Forgotten: The Art of Harry Smith, the first solo exhibition of artist, experimental filmmaker, and groundbreaking musicologist Harry Smith, whose compendium of song recordings, the Anthology of American Folk Music, laid the groundwork for the popularization of folk music in the 1960s. This major 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 collections of objects ranging from string figures to found paper airplanes.

There are multiple date options for this event. Each tour, lasting approximately fifty minutes, will be led by one of the Museum’s Joan Tisch Teaching Fellows. 

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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