art3September 17 – December 22 

The world and art of 32 “outsider” artists from across the country is highlighted in this exhibit. The term “outsider” art was coined to refer to contemporary folk art created by self-taught artists from outside the mainstream art scene. Many were the children of sharecroppers and former slaves and tended to live in rural areas and lack formal education. Most started their artistic careers late in life and used ordinary material to create their artwork.  Willem and Diane Volkersz, became intrigued with the storytelling and narrative aspects of outsider art and began collecting in the 1970s. This exhibition includes over 100 objects and features information about each artist as well as photo murals depicting several of the artists’ work environments. Hallie Ford Museum of Art