The Old Weird America: With Robin Held and Greil Marcus - PART 1





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Uploaded on Nov 12, 2009

Dario Robleto
Lion or Lamb, 2007-2008
Colored paper, cardboard, ribbon, Foamcore, glue
87 1/2 x 84 1/2 x 6 5/8 inches
Private collection; courtesy Inman Gallery, Houston

Robin Held, Frye Art Museum deputy director, exhibitions and collections, met with author, culture critic, and music writer Greil Marcus for an intimate conversation in the award-winning exhibition The Old, Weird America: Folk Themes in Contemporary Art.

Marcuss most recent book is A New Literary History of America. The exhibition title is barrowed from Marcus third book The Old, Weird America: Bob Dylan's Basement Tapes and was a starting point for exhibition curator Toby Kamps exploration of folk imagery and vivid American lore that inspired the contemporary artists featured in the exhibition.

The Old Weird America: Folk Themes in Contemporary Art was organized by the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston and has been made possible by the patrons, benefactors, and donors to the Museums Major Exhibition Fund. This exhibition has also been made possible by generous support from Union Pacific Foundation and Michael Zilkha. The catalogue accompanying the exhibition is made possible by a grant from The Brown Foundation, Inc. The exhibition has been coordinated for the Frye Art Museum by Robin Held, chief curator and director of exhibitions and collections.


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