About Us

Email Print


The Hurn Museum of Contemporary Folk Art was founded by the Sottile family of Savannah, Georgia, formerly located on Forsyth Park in Savannah's Downtown Historic District, it is now on national and international tour.

The Hurn Museum Seeks New Frontiers

The Hurn founders are convinced that a museum is primarily a teaching institution and only, secondarily, an exhibition hall.  Having honed their message in, “Folk Art Manifesto,” which proclaims the meaning and power of folk art, they now seek more direct venues to impart this conviction.

The Hurn Museum, therefore, will be moved to major cities in the U.S. and abroad – very much like a traveling exhibit.  This approach, however, brings the Museum’s entire permanent collection, its director, curator and teaching staff to each designated location for fixed periods of time.

The Hurn reopened in Italy in the fall of 2006, under the vaulted ceilings of Palazzo Fossi-Mellini in the heart of downtown Florence.