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“Great and Mighty Things” opens at The Philadelphia Museum of Art

Banners for the “Great and Mighty Things”: Outsider Art from the Jill and Sheldon Bonovitz Collection exhibition hang from the Philadelphia Museum of Art Friday, March 1, 2013, in Philadelphia. The exhibition is scheduled to run from March 3, 2013 – June 9, 2013. /…

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Happy Birthday “Narrow” Larry Harris!

If you haven’t seen his website Narrow Larry’s World of the Outstanding by now, then click on over — you will be in for a treat. “Narrow” Larry is a longtime advocate for the documentation and preservation of handmade works of art and architecture by self-taught artists….

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Isaiah Zagar's urban mosaic wonderland

Isaiah Zagar Artists dates unknown 1020 South Street Philadelphia, PA Mosiac environment Jawdropping good stuff everywhere you turn is how I’d describe what Isaiah’s tile work. Because there’s so much of it and it’s so damned beautiful. He’s been doing mosaics on and inside buildings…

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Feeling Right at Home on the Fringe — NY Times Review of the Outsider Art Fair

Outsider Art Fair Opens at 548 West 22nd Street By ROBERTA SMITH Linda Rosier for The New York Times Photo credit: “26 Raimbilli Cousins” (1980-1994), mixed mediums on cardboard, by Gayleen Aiken, at the Luise Ross booth at 548 West 22nd Street. Published: January 31, 2013 The…

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Ronald Manolio, Eggshelland creator, passes away

(Story and photos courtesy of Fred Scruton) For over 50 years Ron Manolio cheerfully hand-painted the (real) eggshells for Betty Manolio’s Eggshelland graph paper designs.  I’ve truly never met a person who exuded such giddy delight over bringing pleasure to other people. The immense regional…

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20th Anniversary of the Outsider Art Fair

Creating Artworks Without a Net The 20th Anniversary of the Outsider Art Fair   By KAREN ROSENBERG   Published: January 27, 2012 http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/28/arts/the-20th-anniversary-of-the-outsider-art-fair.html?_r=1 RECOMMEND TWITTER LINKEDIN E-MAIL PRINT   REPRINTS       SHARE   Let’s all agree that “outsider artist” is a term of…

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Detour Art in Park City, UT

“Iowa” by Melissa Polhamus, Virginia Beach, Va. Courtesy Collection of Kelly Ludwig Dazzling undiscovered art from America’s back roads BY GLEN WARCHOL The Salt Lake Tribune First published Sep 23 2011 05:46PM Updated Sep 23, 2011 11:20PM For many humans, making art isn’t a profession;…

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As Folk Art Museum Teeters, a Grave Loss Looms

CRITIC’S NOTEBOOK Kirsten Luce for The New York Times The American Folk Art Museum recently sold its West 53rd Street building to the Museum of Modern Art. More Photos » By ROBERTA SMITH Published: September 19, 2011   Please. Someone, everyone, do something to save the American…

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MoMA to Buy Building Used by Museum of Folk Art

New York Times By KATE TAYLOR Published: May 10, 2011 The Museum of Modern Art is buying the building of the struggling American Folk Art Museum on West 53rd Street, officials said Tuesday. The folk art museum will continue to operate in its much smaller…

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Marwencol – PBS Independent Lens documentary – therapy becomes art

Watch the full episode. See more Independent Lens. On April 8, 2000, Mark Hogancamp was attacked outside a bar in Kingston, New York, by five men who beat him literally to death. Revived by paramedics, Mark had suffered brain damage and physical injuries so severe…

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