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Making It Modern: The Folk Art Collection of Elie and Viola Nadelman

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Presented by Addison Gallery of American Art at Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover MA

Making It Modern: The Folk Art Collection of Elie and Viola Nadelman

Making It Modern: The Folk Art Collection of Elie and Viola Nadelman explores the intersection of folk art and modernism, presenting approximately 100 objects from the Nadelmans’ collection with examples of Elie Nadelman’s own modern sculpture.

Making It Modern is the first major examination of sculptor Elie Nadelman’s seminal role in folk art collecting. Originally displayed in the Museum of Folk and Peasant Arts on the estate owned by Elie and Viola Nadelman, the collection was later acquired by the New-York Historical Society. This exhibition will present approximately 100 objects displayed in groupings akin to those in the Nadelmans’ museum. Several examples of the artist’s own sculpture will help to explore the influence of

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