Art: Crafts Across the Sea

Above the doorway of the big modern building in Santa Fe, N.Mex. is lettered an appropriate motto: "The art of the craftsman is a bond between the peoples of the world." The building is Santa Fe's new Museum of International Folk Art, and both museum and motto are the gift of a wealthy Chicago art patron named Florence Dibell Bartlett, who has spent 20 years collecting the folk art of 50 countries. On her travels, she noticed that most of the ancient crafts seemed to be dying out. Collector Bartlett decided to build the...

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