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Inside "Outsider Art": New Collectors, New Exhibits

New York’s Outsider Art Fair is more than a quarter-century old, but definitions of its subject are still controversial. What is “outsider art”? Find out as you visit new collectors, gallerists, and experts in this course. Learn from the expertise of the instructors as critics, art historians, and appraisers of this collectible and anti-establishment mixed-media phenomenon. Get to know the work of emergent artists and well-known outsider stars—folk, vernacular, mad, self-taught, or all four—from Adolf Wölfli, Bill Traylor, Martín Ramírez, and Henry Darger to Thornton Dial and his vibrant African-American family. Introduced by updated commentary, the course goes behind the scenes at the American Folk Art Museum, the private trove of pop photographica (amusing blends of camerawork and crafts) of Antiques Roadshow’s Daile Kaplan, and the homes of outsider art collectors not visited before in this course.

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You'll Walk Away with

  • Knowledge of the history, characteristics, and important practitioners of outsider art
  • Familiarity with private and public collections of outsider art in New York

Ideal for

  • Art enthusiasts
  • Practicing and aspiring arts professionals

1 section

  • Spring 2019

    • Section

      001
    • Semester

      Spring 2019
    • Date

      Mar 26 - Apr 30
    • Day

      Tuesday
    • Time

      11:00AM-1:00PM
      • In-Person
    • Format

      In-Person
      • In-Person
    • Sessions

      6
    • Location

      Midtown Center