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Of The People

This wooden Gameboard, by an unidentified artist, is hand-painted and doesn't come with instructions or game pieces. It's part of A Shared Legacy: Folk Art in America at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art.
Credit Courtesy of the Barbara L. Gordon Collection

What is folk art? It's a seemingly simple question, but answers may vary. And when you put folk art in a museum... is it still folksy? Stories, insights and observations.


Kelly Ludwig, folk art collector and author, Detour Art

Mo Dickens, director, Belger Arts Center

Catherine Futter, curator, Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art