The gift deepens the museum’s holdings of Black and Latinx artists from the US, Caribbean, and beyond.
Scrivere Disegnando is an exhibition of more than 300 works produced by 93 artists whose subject is imaginary language.
With a broader, more international scope, this year’s gathering will offer fresh discoveries at every turn.
In Vienna, a new exhibition showcases the ideas and accomplishments of self-taught female artists.
Curator Nobumasa Kushino raises questions about how and to what extent items and actions not originally intended to be art can be rendered such, and whether they should be.
An exhibition of ecstatic, mystical work at the Halle Saint Pierre in Paris questions what is visionary, anti-pop, art brut, or art brutish.
HOUSTON, Texas — In this long, hot summer of violence, election-campaign anxiety, and widespread malaise, seekers of relief might find solace in music, movies or visits to museums — that is, in art in general, not so much for escapism, but for art’s reassuring messages about the endurance of the human spirit in the face of adversity.
HAMTRAMCK, Mich. — Outsider artists walk a fine line between being perceived as inspired or insane.
LAUSANNE, Switzerland — The roots of art brut, as a field of research, may go back a century or more, effectively (if perhaps unwittingly) tracing the evolution of this unusual art genre in parallel with but separate from that of modern art.
What if canonical art history had been written not by academics but by art’s makers themselves? Who would have been included in such a history, and who would have been left out?
One of New York’s great resources is its daunting abundance of commercial galleries, which provide encounters with an endless parade of new and old art forms from around the world.
In Europe, the self-taught French artist André Robillard is one of the best-recognized practitioners of this kind of art-making, although his achievements are still not so well known in the US, even among aficionados of outsider or self-taught art.