Jayson Musson: His History of Art Tote Bag


Tote bag screenprinted on the occasion of Jayson Musson’s 2022 exhibition “His History of Art” in collaboration with The Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia. One side is a black silhouette of Jay (played by Musson) with his puppet sidekick Ollie as they take in art history lessons in the Theater of Unfabricated Dreams. The reverse side features the exhibition title graphic in blue.


Tote Dimensions: 15″ x 14″ (without handle)

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Utilizing costuming, props, puppetry, and scenery created in collaboration with the FWM studio team, His History of Art debuts a new three-channel video series written, starred, and co-directed by Musson, who describes it as “a sitcom orbiting art history and all the fun to be had dancing on the minefield of the past.” Taking inspiration from the structure and tone of educational programs such as PBS children’s shows and nun-turned-art critic Sister Wendy Beckett, Musson conducts a satirical survey on art history, its relationship to the general public and the ways in which popular art historical images impact our cultural consciousness.