Please join us for a private tour of Securing the Shadow: Posthumous Portraiture in America with Stacy C. Hollander, Chief Curator at the American Folk Art Museum. The exhibition explores posthumous portraiture through the lens of memory and loss, and includes such as objects as gravestones, paintings painted after death, and postmortem daguerreotypes.
Stacy C. Hollander is Deputy Director for Curatorial Affairs, Chief Curator, and Director of Exhibitions at the American Folk Art Museum. She has served as curator and cocurator of numerous exhibitions for the museum, including Mystery and Benevolence: The Masonic and Odd Fellows Collection of Kendra and Allan Daniel (2016), Self-Taught Genius, Compass: Folk Art in Four Directions (2012), Women Only: Folk Art by Female Hands (2010), Kaleidoscope Quilts: The Art of Paula Nadelstern (2009) and The Seduction of Light: Mark Rothko | Ammi Phillip: Compositions in Pink, Green, and Red (2008), White on White (and a little gray) (2006), and as project coordinator of Infinite Variety: Three Centuries of Red and White Quilts (2011). Selected writings as author and coauthor include Mystery and Benevolence: The Masonic and Odd Fellows Collection of Kendra and Allan Daniel (2016); Self-Taught Genius: Treasures from the American Folk Art Museum (2014), The Seduction of Light: Mark Rothko | Ammi Phillip: Compositions in Pink, Green, and Red (2008), American Anthem: Masterworks from the American Folk Art Museum (2000). Hollander has also published on a wide range of folk art topics in magazines, scholarly journals, catalogs, and encyclopedias, and has lectured in the United States and abroad. Hollander received her BA from Barnard College, Columbia University, and her MA in American folk art studies from New York University.