KMA Lecture: Inside the Outside

KMA Lecture: Inside the Outside

Katonah Museum of Art, Friday, October 2nd, 5:30PM

Join KMA Executive Director, Darsie Alexander, for a gallery talk with collector William Louis-Dreyfus regarding works from our current exhibition, Inside the Outside: Five Self Taught Artists from the William Louis Dreyfus Foundation.

$15 Members & Students
$20 Non-members

Please call (914) 232-9555 for tickets or more information.

About Inside the Outside:

The “self-taught” genre remains one of the most complex and intriguing themes in modern and contemporary art – a concept that has been discussed, debated, and vetted from a wide variety of vantage points. By identifying a select group of artists – James Castle, Thornton Dial, Nellie Mae Rowe, Bill Traylor, and Willie Young – to consider within this rubric, the exhibition examines the vastly different realities that can inspire an individual to create ambitious and lasting artworks that do not fit neatly into the trends of mainstream art practice. From the stark figurative silhouettes of Bill Traylor to the dense and colorful compositions of Nellie Mae Rowe, the works in the exhibition do not possess a single style or preoccupation but rather evidence the deep and profound expression of a personal vision that perseveres over the lifetimes of these artists.