Museum of Craft and Folk Art ExhibitionEarns Curatoria
Excellence Award From the Apple Valley Foundation
"'Mithila Painting: The Evolution of an Art Form' traces the development of traditional wall painting by women in Bihar, India from its folkloric sources to its current status as a vibrant contemporary art form," said Kate Eilertsen, Executive Director of the Museum. "Curators Malini Bakshi and David Szanton wove the story of this cultural tradition in an enlightening and compelling exhibition."
The Museum of Craft and Folk Art exhibition is one of two shows selected as outstanding from over 37 visited last year by award reviewers at over 15 museums and art galleries in San Francisco, Minneapolis, and Washington, D.C. Also honored for 2005 is The Phillips Collection in Washington, D.C., for the exhibition "Modigliani: Beyond the Myth," curated by Dr. Mason Klein.
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