Friends of Decorative Arts: African American Self-Taught Art
The decorative arts – fine furniture, jewelry, ceramics, and glass – are all around us and in the Museum of Fine Arts. The Friends of Decorative Arts (FODA) expands understanding of their variety and beauty. Plus, you will make new friends at the meetings. Annual dues are $20 in addition to Museum membership.
FODA programs are held on the second Tuesday of the month at 2 pm during the season. FODA members attend for free. Non-FODA members can attend for $5, plus MFA admission. Carolyn Nygren is the volunteer coordinator.
Jim Sweeny speaks to the Friends of Decorative Arts in November on African American Self-Taught Art.
In recent years, the work of self-taught artists has increasingly been recognized by museums, scholars, and curators through the collection and display of Folk Art. Jim Sweeny, local art collector and devoted donor to the MFA, will examine this growing area and discuss many of the African-American artists featured in the MFA exhibition From the Heart: Folk Art on Paper.