More than 100 works of art are on view in this groundbreaking exhibit that highlights the roles of folk and self-taught artists as figures who are central to the shared history of America and whose contributions to the national conversation are paramount. The exhibit features masterpieces in a variety of forms, including textiles and needlework, ceramics, sculptural and carved figures, drawings, paintings and furniture, dating from the 18th century to present.
The exhibition considers the shifting implications of a self-taught ideology in the United States, from a widely endorsed movement of self-education to its current usage to describe artists working outside traditional frames of reference and art history. Self-taught art blurs boundaries between disciplines, questions the definition of art and forces viewers to reconsider assumptions about what art truly is. These “self-taught geniuses” have been active participants in the shaping of American visual culture, influencing generations of artists and establishing lively artistic traditions.
October 10-January 3
3501 Camp Bowie Blvd.