Kristina Wilson is Professor of Art History at Clark University, Worcester, MA. Her latest book, Mid-Century Modernism and the American Body, is published by Princeton University Press.
Collectors, curators and artists have been debating the category of American folk art since the early 20th century – as a display at the MFA Boston makes clear
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