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AVAM (American Visionary Art Museum)

When you see one of Vollis Simpson’s whirligigs adorning the front lawn of a museum, you know it’s no ordinary place. This is indeed the mecca for those who appreciate work by self-taught, outsider or visionary artists.

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Miles Mahan’s Hula Ville

Despite being a California State Landmark, this folk art environment was dismantled. Luckily, some of the pieces were saved and can be seen in the California Route 66 Museum: “Hula Ville – Twentieth Century Folk Art”.

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RIP Bob Cassilly – City Museum founder

photo courtesy of Slide Quest Bob Cassilly, founder of City Museum, found dead in bulldozer at his Cementland project By Dale Singer, Beacon reporter    Updated 4:08 pm Mon., 9.26.11 Bob Cassilly, who turned a collection of unusual artifacts into City Museum, a top tourist attraction…

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Thorton Dial Retrospective

Josh Anderson/The New York Times Thornton Dial in his studio in Bessemer, Ala. Letting His Life’s Work Do the Talking By CAROL KINO Published: February 17, 2011, The New York Times THORNTON DIAL has never been one for talking much about his artwork. Ask him…

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Opening Night in Lake Charles

The Detour Art exhibit opened Friday night at the Historic City Hall in Lake Charles, LA.  The turnout was terrific, and the exhibit itself was beautifully set up.  Imagine my shock when I was driving up to the building and saw the 2 story banner…

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Great clip about AVAM

If you ever get a chance to visit the American Visionary Art Museum in Baltimore, be sure to check it out. visitmybaltimoreOctober 15, 2009 The American Visionary Art Museum, a glass mosaic tiled building located in historic Federal Hill in Baltimore, is a museum grounded…

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“Like the Whitney on mescaline”! JMKAC in the New York Times

Lisa Stone (via Larry Harris) sent along this NY Times article about the John Michael Kohler Art Center in Sheboygan.. Way Off the Beaten Path, Letting the Outsiders In John Michael Kohler Arts Center Sculptures by Nek Chand from a 2007 exhibition at the Kohler…

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Something is going on up there…

Fridge Door Shanty, originally uploaded by worldslargestthings. I was just looking at some photos that Erika Nelson recently posted to her flickr site about a trip to a wedding in MN, with a bunch of art car folks, and realized that there is something afoot….

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Milwaukee Museum of Art

Milwaukee Museum of Art 700 N. Art Museum Drive |  Milwaukee, WI  |  414-224-3220 Sitting on the shore of Lake Michigan, the spectacular Quadracci Pavilion, designed by Santiago Calatrava, the Milwaukee Museum of Art features a 90-foot high glass-walled reception hall enclosed by a whale-rib-like sunscreen that…

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Kohler Conference — Day Two

Sheboygan, WI The above video clip is a segment from the closing dinner, inspired by the environmental artists and was created by a group called “The Nana Projects” (Molly Ross and artists Annie Howe, Alison Heimstead, Elisabeth Roskos and Adam Krandle)  It was performed to…

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