Angie Dow: Polychrome frame with fraktur painting 2013, mixed media
Museum of International Folk Art, 706 Camino Lejo, 505-476-1200 Tramp art, a style of chip-carved woodwork practiced primarily in the U.S. and Europe from the 1870s to the 1940s, gets its due in No Idle Hands: The Myths & Meanings of Tramp Art at the Museum of International Folk Art. The first major exhibit of tramp art in decades explores its history, influences, and continued practice by contemporary artists who have revived the tradition. Mistakenly associated with transients because of its name, tramp art employs specific techniques of quality craftsmanship and is used for making a vast array of domestic objects. The exhibit includes more than 150 historic and modern examples of the art form.