Home > News > AFFA Sets Jan. 25 Meeting to Envision an Austin Folk Art Museum

AFFA Sets Jan. 25 Meeting to Envision an Austin Folk Art Museum

Some folk art looking for a home

On June 30, 1988, Austin Friends of Folk Art was formally incorporated as a 501c3 non-profit organization, complete with bylaws, officers and directors, and a mission to promote public appreciation of folk art, which AFFA defines broadly enough to accommodate everything from urban mural art, Feng Shui and Southwest petroglyphs to Moroccan fortune-telling, Oaxacan wood carving and Byzantine icon painting.

They’ve been  holding movies nights, excursions, performances and bankrolling folk-art related initiatives ever since. Now they’re thinking of starting a museum. A meeting to envision a Folk Art Museum in Austin, will take place on January 25, 7 p.m. at St. Edwards university, 305 Fleck Hall, 3001 South Congress Ave., Austin. Expert panelists in attendance will include collector Lance Aaron; Gary Hoover, the zealous entrepreneur who founded (and then sold) Bookstop, and who, according to his website, “did an in-depth study of the museum industry and business opportunities, therein”, Marion Oettinger, SAMA’s curator of Latin American Art; UT Prof Ned Rifkin, former director of the Blanton museum; and Sherry Kafka Wagner, design consultant.

also by Bill Davenport
Print Friendly
You may also like
Blanton in Austin Sort Of Gets Its Own Rothko Chapel by Acquiring an Ellsworth Kelly Building
Meatloaf Soup
Annette Carlozzi is Retiring From the Blanton: UPDATED
Blanton Gets Digital with Koven Smith

Leave a Reply

Funding generously provided by: