NEW YORK (AP) — In a story June 26 about a traveling art exhibition, The Associated Press reported erroneously that a $1.6 million grant was awarded to the American Folk Art Museum on its 75th anniversary. The Henry Luce Foundation grant was made as part of the foundation's 75th anniversary initiative, not the museum's.
A corrected version of the story is below:
NYC folk art museum gets grant for traveling show
NYC's Folk Art Museum gets $1.6 million for five-city traveling exhibition
NEW YORK (AP) — The American Folk Art Museum in New York City has received a $1.6 million grant for a traveling exhibition of works from its collection.
The Henry Luce Foundation grant for the five-city national tour was made as part of the foundation's 75th anniversary initiative.
The exhibition will showcase 100 works by self-taught artists. It'll open in New York in May 2014 and then travel over the next three years. The five locations will be named soon.
"Self-Taught Genius: Treasures from the American Folk Art Museum" will feature drawings, paintings, carvings, quilts and other media.
The museum said the exhibition will examine art by the self-taught as an enduring American art form. It says the objects reflect the challenges and triumphs of an emerging nation and its evolving national identity.