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Self-Taught Genius explores American folk art, past and present, that blurs frontiers between disciplines, makes definitions look constricted, and forces us to reconsider our assumptions about artistic creativity. The individuals whose work is featured in this exhibition have actively participated in the shaping of American visual culture, influencing generations of artists and establishing lively traditions. Created by The Amon Carter Museum of American Art in conjunction with the American Folk Art Museum, this audio guide includes expert commentary on 12 works of art in the exhibition.

Mother Symbolically Represented/The Kathredal

This video includes the museum audio-tour description of "Mother Symbolically Represented/The Kathredal" by Achilles G. Rizzoli, 1936.

Rebecca Carter Sampler

This video includes the museum audio-tour description of "Rebecca Carter Sampler" by Rebecca Carter, 1788.

Untitled by Judith Scott

This video includes the museum audio-tour description of "Untitled" by Judith Scott, made before 1991.

Whig Rose and Swag Border Quilt

This video includes the museum audio-tour description of "Whig Rose and Swag Border Quilt" made by unidentified slaves in Kentucky, c.1850.

The Peaceable Kingdom

This video includes the museum audio-tour description of "The Peaceable Kingdom" by Edward Hicks, 1829-1831.

Mourning Piece for Sarah Elizabeth Burnham

This video includes the museum audio-tour description of "Mourning Piece for Sarah Elizabeth Burnham" by Samuel Addison Shute and Ruth Whittier Shute, ca. 1831-1932.

Jug

This video includes the museum audio-tour description of "Jug" by Dave Drake, 1853.

Birds Got to Have Somewhere to Roost

This video includes the museum audio-tour description of "Birds Got to Have Somewhere to Roost" by Thornton Dial Sr., 2012.

Lion

This video includes the museum audio-tour description of "Lion" attributed to John Bell, ca. 1850-1860.

Flying Machines (4575: Broad Cutt/4576: Vogel)

This video includes the museum audio-tour description of "Flying Machines (4575: Broad Cutt/4576: Vogel)" by Charles A. A. Dellschau, ca. 1920.

Don’t Go Crossing My Fence

This video includes the museum audio-tour description of "Don’t Go Crossing My Fence" by Lonnie Holley, 1994.

Walter Chandler Æ 21months

This video includes the museum audio-tour description of "Walter Chandler Æ 21months" by Walter Chandler, 1850.

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