Arts

Outliers Get Their Time To Shine At The High Museum

The High Museum’s exhibit “Outliers and American Vanguard Art” is now on display. David Butler (American,  1898–1997), The Last  Supper, ca. 1984, paint,  plastic, and nails on metal.
The High Museum’s exhibit “Outliers and American Vanguard Art” is now on display. David Butler (American, 1898–1997), The Last Supper, ca. 1984, paint, plastic, and nails on metal.
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Elite art schools and galleries aren’t the only incubators for great work. The High Museum’s exhibit “Outliers and American Vanguard Art” spotlight folk and self-taught artists throughout history.

“It’s about, not just direct influences that self-taught artists have at certain moments, on certain artists across history, but also the way their practices converge,” curator Katie Jentleson told “City Lights” host Lois Reitzes.

Atlanta’s High Museum is distinguished as the first general art museum in North America to have a full-time curator devoted to folk and self-taught art.

The exhibit is on display through Sept. 30.