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Gallery Conversation: Exploring Appalachian Artists

No ticket Required
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art is closed today, Monday, January 30 due to inclement weather. Any programs, tours, lectures or classes will not be held. If you are a ticket holder for a tour or an event today, we’ll contact you about rescheduling.
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Join us in the Early American Art Galleries for an exploration of artworks by Appalachian artists, presented by Tyson Scholar Ali Printz. You’ll meet an expert on the role of Appalachian artists in the history of American art and get an inside look at works in the museum’s collection, learn about their inspirations, and see the history of art in a new light.

Don’t miss this chance to experience your museum more fully and make the most of your visit. See you there!

Free, no tickets required.

About the Speaker

Ali Printz

Ali Printz is a PhD candidate and practicing artist who studies modern and contemporary Appalachian Art at the Tyler School of Art and Architecture at Temple University. Her dissertation incorporates elements of folk and self-taught art, craft, and fine art, as well as knowledge of ecocriticism and critical race theory to establish a narrative for the inclusion of Appalachian art production in the history of American Art. Ali’s research has been supported by the Smithsonian American Art Museum, The Center for Curatorial Leadership, and The Decorative Arts Trust. Her recent publications include Panorama Journal for the Association of Historians of American Art and Queering Appalachia’s Visual History: A Collection of Queer Appalachian Photographers, published by the University of Kentucky Press in Fall 2023.