HISTORY REFUSED TO DIE — MAJOR EXHIBITION ON SOUTHERN FOLK ART

            The Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 22 will open the exhibition ┬áHistory Refused to Die: Highlights from the Souls Grown Deep Foundation Gift.┬áThis show includes 30 paintings, sculptures, drawings, and quilts by self-taught contemporary African American artists to celebrate the 2014 gift to The Met of works of [...]

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OUTSIDER ART & GEE’S BEND QUILTMAKERS

The genesis of Outsider Art could well be traced to an imagined prehistoric cave wall, to the work of your favorite eccentric visionary (think William Blake), or to the mythic artist-genius dreamed up by Romantic philosophers and poets. Outsider Artists began to emerge as a force to be reckoned with during the early 1920's, with [...]