Girard's Modern Folk

Girard's Modern Folk

May 5, 2019
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January 26, 2020
Museum of International Folk Art

Girard’s Modern Folk examines the particular ways in which renowned mid-century American designer Alexander Girard looked to the motifs, patterns, palettes and compositions of traditional arts for his distinctive textiles.

Juxtapositions of his design work and objects from his folk art collection illustrate this marriage of “modern” and “folk.” Also on view are unique objects by Girard that are in the museum’s permanent collection.

Alexander Girard, Untitled (anniversary gift to Susan Girard), ca. 1970s, wood, cotton, brass. 54 15/16 x 47 5/8 x 5 1/8 in. Museum of International Folk Art, gift of the Girard Foundation Collection, A.2017.26.1