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MEET THE MAKER | BUTCH ANTHONY

Tuesday, September 11, 2018
5:30 PM - EVENT POSTPONED
Halsey Institute Galleries

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Artist presentation begins at 6:00 PM. 

This lecture is part of our Meet the Maker series for Postmodernist members and above. To join our membership program, please visit here or call (843) 953-5652.


Butch Anthony is a multi-faceted self-taught artist from Alabama. At fourteen he was building birdhouses and stuffing his own taxidermy. His first building, a little log cabin on his grandfather’s farm, would eventually become his shop. He has spent decades building the Museum of Wonder, a walk-through cabinet of curiosities. Started in the 1970s as Butch’s taxidermy shop and artifact room, the Museum of Wonder is now filled with art, artifacts, and antiques including the world’s largest gallstone. Butch also hosts the Possum Trot Auction, a weekly junk and art auction on his 80-acre parcel of land in Seale, Alabama. He has also built the Museum of Mystery, the first drive-through art and antiques gallery (pictured right). In addition to making and selling art, building bizarre roadside attractions, and collecting found objects to incorporate into his own artwork, Butch contributes to Auburn University’s Rural Studio design + build program. 

Butch Anthony’s hand-built home has been featured in the New York TimesHave a peek inside here.

Here are a few articles if you’d like to learn more:

Art Shapes a Rural Alabama Compound

Butch Anthony’s Alabama Folk Art Compound

 

MEET THE MAKER | BUTCH ANTHONY

Tuesday, September 11, 2018
5:30 PM - EVENT POSTPONED
Halsey Institute Galleries
Free For All
GALLERY HOURS (during exhibitions)
Monday – Saturday, 11am – 4pm
Open until 7pm on Thursdays
843.953.4422


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