Few things I love: Folk Art, Roberta Smith, and “Meditation By The Sea” , (artist unknown). The latter is one of my favorite paintings at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. Really appreciated this Roberta Smith’s article on Folk Art’s place in history, and it’s separation from academic art. “pre-20th-century folk art is every bit as good, as a genre, as academic art of the same period, and in some ways far more original and vital. Its strengths lie not in its adherence to reality but in its enlivening deviations from it.” Yes!