Web Analytics

Valerie Rousseau appointed at American Folk Art Museum

  • Sharebar

January 16, 2013, NY, NY: Dr. Anne-Imelda Radice, Executive Director of the American Folk Art Museum, announced the appointment of Dr. Valérie Rousseau as Curator of 20th Century and Contemporary Art, responsible for continuing and expanding the Museum’s initiatives in the field of art created by the self-taught, associated with folk art and art brut.

Born in Saint- Jean-Port-Joli (Québec), Canada, Dr Rousseau has conducted several studies and projects in this art field, both in North America and abroad, in collaboration with many organizations and museums. She has been the program director at the Outsider Art Fair (2012 and 2013) and has lectured internationally. She is the author of numerous catalogs, essays and articles. Of particular note is Vestiges de l’Indiscipline: Environnements d’Art and Anarchitectures published by the Canadian Museum of Civilization, Gatineau.

In 1998 Rousseau co-founded the Société des arts indisciplinés (SAI), Montreal, the first Canadian organization devoted to documenting, studying, and presenting the works of self-taught artists. She served as director and curator until 2007.