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.

Peacock weather vane (c. 1860–75), unidentified artist. Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

What do US museums mean when they talk about folk art?

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

15 Jun 2021