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New York exhibition featuring folk art by self-taught artists will travel to 6 cities

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NEW YORK, N.Y. - New York's American Folk Art Museum is celebrating the creativity of artists with no formal training.

A wide-ranging exhibition called "Self-Taught Genius" runs through Aug. 17 in New York. Then it will travel to six other cities through early 2017.

It features 100 works dating from the mid-18th century to the present.

The paintings, quilts, ceramics, textiles, duck decoys and weather vanes were produced by often-overlooked artists from all walks of life.

The exhibit will travel to the Figg Art Museum in Davenport, Iowa; Mingei International Museum in San Diego, California; and the Amon Carter Museum of American Art in Fort Worth, Texas.

It also will go to the New Orleans Museum of Art; the Saint Louis Art Museum; and the Tampa Museum of Art.

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