Outsider Art Museums and Publications
Outsider Art Museums
Collection de L'Art Brut, Lausanne
The Collection de l'art brut (literally "Collection of Outsider Art") is a muesum dedicated to outsider art and located in Lausanne, Switzerland.
American Visionary Art Museum (AVAM)
Located in Baltimore, MD and opened in 1989. American Visionary Art Museum, in a 1992 unanimous Resolution of Congress, designates the American Visionary Art Museum as America's official national museum, education center, and repository for intuitive, self-taught artistry.
Visionary art as defined for the purposes of the American Visionary Art Museum refers to art produced by self-taught individuals, usually without formal training, whose works arise from an innate personal vision that revels foremost in the creative act itself. In short, visionary art begins by listening to the inner voices of the soul, and often may not even be thought of as 'art' by its creator.
Philadelphia Museum of Art
"Great and Mighty Things": Outsider Art from the Jill and Sheldon Bonovitz Collection
Discover the visual strength and original beauty of these works by twenty-seven untrained American artists, each with a moving personal story, many from disadvantaged, rural backgrounds far removed from the mainstream art world. This exhibition surprises and challenges museum goers, forces examination of the conventional definition of the word "artist," and shows that good art is good art regardless of the maker's résumé. Visitors will see unforgettable works, dating from the 1930s to 2010, by passionate artists who made objects of seductive richness that can stand alongside the best of modern and contemporary art.
Founded in 1937, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation is committed to innovation by collecting, preserving, and interpreting modern and contemporary art, including Art Brut. The Guggenheim Foundation has Museums across the globe including Venice, Bilbao, Berlin, and Abu Dhabi. Each museum in the Guggenheim constellation combines distinguished architecture with great artworks, a tradition that has become a Guggenheim hallmark. Looking to the future, the Guggenheim Foundation continues to forge international collaborations that take contemporary art, architecture, and design beyond the walls of the museum.
Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art.
Intuit began collecting and preserving art from outsiders and self taught visionaries in 2007. Each year Intuit generously receives donations of work that strengthen the representative capabilities of its permanent collection.
The American Folk Art Museum
New York City’s startlingly comprehensive collection of American folk arts also includes the Henry Darger Study Center containing the largest public collection of Darger’s art, writing, and belongings.
The Prinzhorn Collection
A portion of psychiatrist Hans Prinzhorn’s collection of art by inmates of insane asylums is on display at the University of Heidelbrg.
La Halle Saint Pierre
A museum of outsider art located in Montmartre in Paris.
Petullo Outsider Art Collection
Anthony Petullo’s extraordinary collection of self-taught and outsider art has been donated to the Milwaukee Art Museum.
The IOEMA Collection: Outsider Art
The International Outsider Exhibition of Modern Art is a website dedicated to self-idenitified outsider artists.
This website is a collection of discoveries of outsider art around the world.
Based in the U.K., Raw Vision was first published in 1989 with the express purpose of bringing the phenomena of Outsider Art to a wide public. The first edition of Raw Vision presented works known to just a handful of people around the world. Raw Vision has since continued to feature new discoveries of Outsider artists and unknown places such as sculpture gardens and extraordinary self-made buildings.
Raw Vision remains the world's only international journal of the art of the 'unknown geniuses' who are the creators of Outsider Art. Untrained, unschooled and uninfluenced by the art world, the work of these artists continues to stun and amaze. They invent their own forms, techniques and create private worlds. Only in the pages of Raw Vision can readers discover for themselves the world of Outsider Art.
Based in San Francisco, this magazine is dedicated to contemporary and underground art challenging creative norms.
Wikipedia: Outsider Art
The reference site’s overview of outsider art, its movements, and its history.
Interesting Ideas: Folk and Outsider Art
An eclectic collection of links to outsider art of all persuasions.