It perhaps seems contrarian to call an artist ahead of her time even as her work harkened back to an era long before her own. But time is tricky that way; it can mean two things at once. The output of Margaret Kilgallen was so influential, so connected to the American and Western folk art that when we began to see a mini-renaissance of bohemian culture in the US in the late aughts, you could see the majestic and quiet spiritual quality of the late artist’s work in so many other’s studio practice. On January 12, 2019, the Aspen Art Museum will present, that’s where the beauty is., Margaret Kilgallen’s first posthumous museum exhibition, and the largest exhibition of her…

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