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Anne Hill Blanchard Uncommon Artists Lecture Series

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. 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:

2018

Barbara Paca on Antiguan artist Frank Walter
Nancy Josephson on Haitian artist Myrlande Constant and Haitian Vodou flags
Jacqueline Bishop on Jamaican artist Kemel Rankine

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

 

Event photos by Christine Wise and Elena Bernstein.

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