Rae Pleasant awarded the Susan Te Kahurangi King Fellowship

Jun 15, 2016

Rae Pleasant has been awarded the Susan Te Kahurangi King Fellowship for 2016-17. Pleasant will spend the next year working with the American Folk Art Museum Curator to complete research on contemporary self-taught artist Susan Te Kahurangi King.

The American Folk Art Museum has created the Susan Te Kahurangi King Fellowship program to be operational between May 2016 and May 2018. The fellow will work closely with the museum’s Curator, Self-Taught Art and Art Brut, to extensively study the Susan Te Kahurangi King artworks and documents that have been lent to the museum, over a period of twelve months starting in May 2016. During the length of the fellowship, the fellow will write an article on the works studied to be published by the museum, develop a web page to be hosted on the museum’s website, and deliver a public lecture during an event organized by the museum on aspects of the research. At the conclusion of the fellowship, the fellow will be invited to contribute to an exhibition on Susan Te Kahurangi King.

The program is generously funded by Mr and Mrs Lester A Levy Jr.