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The Anne Hill Blanchard Uncommon Artists Lecture Series highlights new and important contributions in the field of self-taught art and art brut. It takes place annually during the Outsider Art Fair in New York City. The series honors the late Anne Hill Blanchard, an inspiring and passionate leader in the field and a devoted supporter of the American Folk Art Museum.

Past lectures have included:

2017

Anne Monahan on Horace Pippin

Laura Steward on Jerry Gretzinger

Helga Christoffersen on Hilma af Klimt

 

2016

“Spiritual Technology: Self Taught Artists Consider the Cosmos”

Daniel Wojcik on Ionel Talpazan

Douglas Walla on Paul Laffoley

Misha Bittleston on his artwork

 

2015

“Emery Blagdon and His Healing Machine”

Presentations by Kelly Rush and John Yau

 

2014

“Henry Darger: 40 Years Later”

Presentations by Michael Bonesteel, James Brett, Jim Elledge, and Jane Kallir

 

2013

Edward Puchner on Minnie Evans

Lyle Rexner on Gayleen Aiken

Cara Zimmerman on George Widener

Jenny Moore on Rosemarie Trockel

 

2012

Carol Crown on Howard Finster

Charles Russell on Aloise Corbaz and Morris Hirshfield

Jane Kallir on Henry Darger

 

2011

Laura Gitlen on Michael Patterson-Carver

Brett Littman on Eugene Von Bruenchenhein

Kendall Messick on Gordon Brinckle

Tom Whitehead on Clementine Hunter

 

2010

Shari Cavin on Timothy Wehrle

Scott Ogden on George Widener

Jarrett Gregory on Dorothy Lannone

Esther Adler on self-taught artists and the Museum of Modern Art

 

BROADEN YOUR PERSPECTIVE AT A LECTURE OR DISCUSSION

The Pile of Andrius (#67)
Eugene Von Bruenchenhein (1910–1983)

Click here to visit the museum's Vimeo page for an extensive selection of lectures, dialogues, and talks.