May 26, 2016 to August 3, 2016
Connected/Disconnected is curated jointly by Monty Blanchard and Leslie Tcheyan. Blanchard, who currently serves as President of the Board of Trustees of the American Folk Art Museum, is a former investment banker and an active collector of folk and outsider art, vernacular photography, and ethnographic and indigenous arts from around the world. Tcheyan has been a consultant in the jewelry industry for the past three decades. In January 2016 she launched with her daughter the brand Of Rare Origin, whose debut line – known as the "Aviary Collection" – has captured the attention of retailers and editors nationwide.