Have you heard of Outsider Art? Maybe not, but you’ve most certainly seen it. It is art produced by self-taught artists who are not part of the artistic establishment. Now through March 2017, the Fort Lauderdale History Museum is showcasing some uber talented artists whose work fit the genre. It’s called ‘Reinterpreting the Pioneer through Outsider Art’ — and explores distinctive culture through the lens of noted self taught artists and creatives.
The three-month exhibit features artists, leaders from academia and the community in conversations discussing art, architecture, history, and design, as it relates to Outsider Art.
Upcoming highlights include a wine and cheese reception the first weekend in January-‘Outsiders In’ with Florida Storyteller Dr. Caren Neile, followed by a panel discussion with Pedro Pablo Pena, Founder & Artistic Director of the International Ballet Festival of Miami, members of the Miami Dade Hispanic Cultural Arts Center and Dr. Paul George of History Miami.
February panels include conversations about ‘Diversity in Design’ featuring among other architects and designers, David Rifkind, a pop up exhibit of the famed Florida Highwaymen, second and first generation artists Kelvin Hair and Mary Ann Carroll respectively, and a presentation by Author Gary Monroe (a graduate of art school studies and long time advocate for Florida Self Taught Artists).
The exhibit and fair events were developed by Clare Vickery of Grace Arts Florida and features selected exclusive collections from Lisa Stone of Lisa Stone Arts.
The Fort Lauderdale History Museum is located at:
231 SW 2nd Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Tickets for receptions and special events are available on Eventbrite.
Funding for this organization and project provided in part by the Broward County Board of County Commissioners as recommended by the Broward Cultural Council.