A to Z Global Folk Art
Main Gallery
July 1 – Oct 20, 2017

An exceptional collection of “art that is felt with the heart.”  A to Z Global Folk Art honors everyday art that embodies and reflects cultural identity.  “We are excited to showcase a variety of eclectic art from local cultures around the world,” said Heidi Cross, Chair of the Museum’s Board of Directors.  “Unlike items that are mass produced, folk art conveys the personality of the craftsperson as well as the artist’s culture and community.  It is the art of the everyday by people with a creative spirit.”

India ~ Exposures & Images
Hall Gallery
June 2 – August 26, 2017

India ~ Exposures & Images is the photographs of local resident Marty Tharp, who spent three months in India capturing close-ups of the people of India and scenes.  “India can be an assault on your senses,” said Tharp.  “But the people are very open and friendly.  People are so much more interesting than buildings and temples.”

Permanent Exhibit
The Mundoville Gallery of International Folk Art in Miniature features the world in miniature. The collection was donated by the late Jeanne Nash, a founding member of the Museum. Nash donated her entire collection to the Museum which comprises over 21 miniature houses, multiple small-scale scene replications and hundreds of international folk dolls representing eras, people, and cultures from around the globe.  In addition there are numerous related life-size items. Many objects in the collection are hand-made from natural materials.

Village Arts Gallery
Permanent Exhibit

Village Arts Gallery is the home to world folk art, fine art, and artifacts all donated by local collectors and founding members.  The collection represents ancient, traditional, and contemporary cultures with emphasis on Africa, Asia, and Oceania.  Scan the QR codes in the exhibit and view the story behind the artifact narrated by John Roberts. 

Stewart Price Collection
Studio Gallery 

Stewart Price was on of the cofounders of Global Village Museum upon his passing, he donated his amazing collection to GVM.  These items are For Sale.

Hall of International Textiles

Hall of International Textiles has unique hand-stitched and woven textiles and wall hangings: applique, batik, cross-stitched, embroidered, beaded, and hand painted.


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