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Visiting an exhibition in person is a much richer experience than visiting online. Why not leave a comment to share your thoughts and impressions with others?

Very interesting work here! Loved the variety!

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Megan Carter - 6.2.2013 - 2:34 PM
Very enjoyable and inspiring!

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Ann - 6.2.2013 - 1:34 PM
Seen on CBS Sunday Morning- Outsider Art is a sincere exercise in art for art's sake. The maker's enthusiasm and involvement are evident to the viewer. Similar, imitative works by many contemporary trained artists often fail to impress. Art is for everyone and can be by anyone.

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Veronica Longo - 6.2.2013 - 12:41 PM
An impressively selected and moving collection. My only complaint: the whiff of condescension that seems always to be a part of any commentary, from professional critics, of such artwork. Justin McCarthy and Jon Serl, for example, obsessively producing the same imagery outside of the insular "real art world," based in New York, are treated patronizingly, their mental health issues made a point of, while Matthew Barney or Miranda July (both of whom I consider derivative frauds) are fawned over. They're not crazy, they're geniuses. Consider that. Anyway, I love Serl's work, thanks for showing it.

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Joshua - 6.1.2013 - 12:49 PM
Beautiful exhibition.

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ddelsante - 6.1.2013 - 11:08 AM
Good-bye Boffo we love you

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qax - 5.31.2013 - 6:56 PM
IT WAS GOOD ART NICE BOFFO ENJOY

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BOFFMAN - 5.31.2013 - 6:56 PM
toutes les exposition sont tellement fantastiques, bravo PMA!

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Nikelaos - 5.31.2013 - 12:46 PM
This trip was so awesome that I dont want leave right now im with my best friined Alex hope you all can come to this radical mussem!

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J-BOMB - 5.31.2013 - 12:19 PM
Riveting. Inspiring. Joyful. From the creators to the acquirers, the housers and the viewers -- a beautiful testament to our humanity.

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Victoria - 5.31.2013 - 10:49 AM
A wonderful exhibition, both inspiring and instructive. I had no idea there was such support for self taught artists in America. I particularly liked the complimentary audio guides as it makes the art so much more accessible to the uninitiated.

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Pierre Mauvesoi - 5.29.2013 - 6:42 PM
I found this exhibit to be very enjoyable and enlightening because the mobile devices created a personal tour guide that I could make shut up when I wanted to.

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s to the u - 5.29.2013 - 6:32 PM
Outsider Art reminded me of several people I know whether it was a home with artworks cluttering the landscape or peoples who are deaf, diagnosed as schizophrenic, or live on the streets. Each of us is an outsider in some ways. Some us this to channel artistic energy which gives meaning to communities.

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E - 5.29.2013 - 1:31 PM
This museum is awesome but at the same time in ways its okay

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Taylor - 5.29.2013 - 11:48 AM
i think this place is weird not cool but interesting and not cool but cool interesting

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jenn gould - 5.29.2013 - 11:48 AM
Ran, did not walk, from my home in NYC, to see this spectacular exhibition. Your vision and and philanthropy, Jill and Sheldon, are at once breathtaking and spine-tingling. The Philadelphia Museum of Art is lucky indeed.What a treat to see so many fine examples of the work of my hero, James Castle. Congratulations! Amy Cohen, Artist

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Amy Cohen - 5.29.2013 - 11:21 AM
Wow. I have always been intrigued and inspired by outsider art. It's fascinating when so-called ordinary Americans create such beautiful, thought-provoking displays of their life experience.I loved this exhibit--one of the best I have ever seen!

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Shelley - 5.26.2013 - 4:50 PM
Very interesting to learn about artists who are not well known. It is also cool to learn about all the mondays in the future

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zoe - 5.26.2013 - 4:47 PM
This opened my eyes to seeing the American experience from different eyes and perspectives -- ones that we do not see in art museums. Makes you think that my art and my eyes may be part of a museums like yours too one day.

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Laurie - 5.26.2013 - 4:46 PM
I'm so glad I wandered into this exhibit. Some of the works are truly transporting and novel. It was great to see old favorites like James Castle and Howard Finster, but I have to say that Purvis Young's pieces were my clear favorites. All the commentaries by the curators on the audio tour was interesting as well. Good to see "outsider art" in a storied institution like the PMA!

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Audrey Jeanne - 5.26.2013 - 4:03 PM

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