First New York City Museum Exhibition in All Media at American Folk Art Museum


NEW YORK, NY.- Eugene Von Bruenchenhein (1910–1983) was one of the most complex and multifaceted self-taught artists in the United States. Over a fifty-year period, between the late 1930s until his death in 1983, Von Bruenchenhein produced expansive bodies of work in poetry,photography, ceramics, painting, objects made from chicken and turkey bones, and drawing. The exhibition Eugene Von Bruenchenhein: “Freelance Artist—Poet and Sculptor—Inovator—Arrow maker and Plant man—Bone artifacts constructor—Photographer and Architect—Philosopher,” on view from November 4, 2010 – October 9, 2011, marks the first New York museum presentation of his work across all disciplines. Organized by guest curator Brett Littman, executive director of The Drawing Center, the exhibition is comprised of approximately 100 objects drawn primarily from the American Folk Art Museum’s extensive holdings as well as loans from several private collections. “The American Folk