In honor of Howard Finster’s 100th birthday, the Taubman Museum of Art will present a major focus on the artistic output of the Reverend Howard Finster (1916-2001). Culled from the museum’s collection along with several loans, the exhibition highlights Finster’s achievements as America’s most well known folk artist.
Happy Birthday, Howard! The Amazing World of the Reverend Howard Finster is curated by Amy Moorefield, Deputy Director of Exhibitions and Collections, Taubman Museum of Art and Brian Sieveking, Adjunct Curator of Outsider Art. Funding has been provided in part by Sally and Walter Rugaber. This exhibition will be on view September 17, 2016 - January 15, 2017 in the Medical Facilities of America Gallery and the Temporary Exhibition Gallery.
Exhibition thumbnail image: Howard Finster (American, 1916-2000) and Mountain Lake Workshop participants, Elvis Had 94 Gold Records, 1985, Mixed media on plywood, Collection of the Taubman Museum of Art. Gift of Ray Kass, the Mountain Lake Symposium, and the Virginia Tech Art Department, 1986.055