American Folk Art

Title

American Folk Art

Subject

Selected objects from the permanent collection of the Miami University Art Museum that derive from folk culture. The term folk art is often identified as artistic expression in rural communities, but can also refer to artistic traditions shared by a family or small community.

Collection Items

Vase with Cattail Register (2/2)
green glazed vase, narrower at the top and widening at the base, decorated with a raised pattern of vegetation.

Yellow Lily Bud Vase
Bud vase, yellow cala lily with single leaf. High yellow glaze with crazing.

Vase with Cattail Register (1/2)
Green glazed vase, narrower at the top and widening at the base, decorated with a raised pattern of vegetation.

Vase with Checkered Register
small, ginger jar shaped vase with blue-green glaze; alternating raised/relief rectangular forms in 2 bands around widest part of body.

Vase with Forest Scene
Vase with pinched lip, blue/white landscape painting matte glazed.

Black Raven Figurine
Low sheen blue-black raven perched on a rectangular base sculpted to imply soft ground or a water's edge.

Ivory Playful Kitten Figurine
Cat on its back with head tilted to one side and paws/ feet tucked inward toward body in a playful or sleeping gesture. Soft, subtle features. Ivory matte glaze.

Wine Madder Rabbit Figurine
Rookwood "wine madder" maroon-brown high glaze rabbit in crouching position; subtle features and high gloss sheen.

Ivory Rabbit Figurine
Crouching rabbit with subtle features and surface. Ivory matte glaze.

Framed Landscape Plaque
Framed Rookwood ceramic plaque, painted with landscape scene
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