Making it Better: Folk Arts in Pennsylvania Today

State Museum of Pennsylvania

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On exhibit Nov. 20, 2011 – Apr. 29, 2012, Making It Better tells the stories of over 30 master artists whose works represent a wide array of traditions such as African dance, stone wall construction, Native American clay flutes, Pysanky eggs, contemporary blacksmith work, woodcarving, and Vietnamese funerary portraits. On Sunday, November 20, the show’s opening day, exhibition curator Amy Skillman and featured Jewish paper cut artist Susan Leviton will give a tour of Making It Better at 2 pm. The program is free with museum admission and free to State Museum Affiliate Members. The exhibition is on loan from the Erie Art Museum and was developed in partnership with several folk arts organizations around the state and with funding from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, the Pennsylvania Humanities Council and the National Endowment for the Arts.
  • Event Category Art Exhibits, City History and Tours, Art Museums, Indoor Fun
  • Event Cost Free
  • Event Ages 3-6, 6-9, 9-12, 12+

Event Location

State Museum of Pennsylvania

300 North Street
Harrisburg, PA 17120

(717) 787-4980