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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?

Excellent exhibit. It was just as interesting reading the artist profiles as it was seeing the art they created. Such amazing stories.

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Robin - 3.24.2013 - 12:19 PM
I liked the painting with the American flag on it. I liked the kid's guide. It was interesting that the artists never had lessons because they were really good.

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Isabel C., age 7 - 3.24.2013 - 11:45 AM
I liked the painting of the big flag. I am sorry that the artist only went to 3rd grade.

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cameron age 7 - 3.24.2013 - 11:44 AM
MIAOUH

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CAT - 3.23.2013 - 4:27 PM
Very inspirational and veery special. This makes me want to go home and make one of these for myself.

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Thomas Rossi - 3.23.2013 - 1:14 PM
Great and Mighty, indeed. The artists cannot be shackled. Go! You will find living proof that inspired art soars above marginalizing categorization and inept curation. They deserve a better effort. You should demand more.

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Abolitionist - 3.23.2013 - 12:48 PM
The best thing about outsider art is that it is a message that art is for everyone using the simplest of materials. It is inspirational!

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Donna Bridy - 3.23.2013 - 11:36 AM
Very inspiring and well executed exhibit. It is more "original" and seems like it influenced the contemporary art. Very interesting.

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Edita Zulic - 3.23.2013 - 11:32 AM
Once again the lighting and design are perfect,your personal deserves a hats off!

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Jim Shorts - 3.23.2013 - 9:09 AM
"Boffo !"One of the most interesting (and large) exhibits. I really enjoyed it.

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Martin - 3.22.2013 - 3:01 PM
Awesome exhibit

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Lenny Lorenz - 3.22.2013 - 12:32 PM
I really liked the wire sculptures... it was really intercete and snazzy.... i wish to have it upon my own house. Its really fancy and wiry... the artist should have added chicken bones to them tho.... that would have made them shanzzy....

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Carlos - 3.21.2013 - 4:13 PM
Some of the art pieces were very interesting, although I thought it should have been better articulated the inherent value of untrained artists and what they add to the American canon. Because the artists were "self made," they sometimes came off as just that, and I was left wondering why their art was worth looking at.

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Rikki - 3.21.2013 - 3:17 PM
It was very interesting to see that many of these "self made" artists went through similar life experiences that led them to their art. This exhibit made me wonder- what is good art and how do we judge the quality of artistic creativity?

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Bina - 3.21.2013 - 3:15 PM
I enjoyed how this exhibit featured artists unknown to most people, but the grouping - that is, they're presented together because they were purchased by the same collector - takes away from the individual impact of each artist. It would be better to have small exhibits of different artists interspersed in, for example, the permanent collection. Let viewers discover these artists more like the way that the collectors did before us; let us be taken in the moment of first sighting.

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Hifalutin - 3.20.2013 - 5:56 PM
I have been interested in outsider art for a number of years. I have seen the wonderful collection at the American Art Museum at the Smithsonian and was very excited when I read about this exhibit. It is absolutely wonderful. Howard Finster has been a real favorite of mine!

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Doug - 3.20.2013 - 3:51 PM
very cool ... very different ... very interesting ... I can see why many captured you

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TD - 3.20.2013 - 3:29 PM
Great Show. I'm glad that Outsider Art has been embraced by the Art Community. These works show a fresh perspective and show a more "pure" form of art as therapy and means of communication. James Castle RULES and those Martin Ramirez drawings are treasures.

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Scott - 3.19.2013 - 4:08 PM
Great exhibition, well curated. I'm very inspired to start carving wood. Lots and lots of wood! I think my favorite pieces involved animals. Jon Serl's 'Four Birds' is lovely. I also loved the stone sculpture of the three birds, as well as Bill Traylor's animals. My favorite piece in the exhibition, however, was 'Girl' by James Castle-- so small, so quiet, and yet so present. Beautiful. Everyone should see this exhibition.

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Catherine - 3.19.2013 - 4:08 PM
It was really worth visiting. Probably the best, 'cos different. I think you can find similar things in rural Portugal, asking for "strange" "artists" living just by themselves.In memoriam Ezequiel Pires.

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Rudolf - from Berlin, Germany - 3.19.2013 - 3:23 PM

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