Date(s) - 12/18/2018
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
5905 Wilshire Blvd.
$20 adults, $16 students with valid ID; free for ages 17 and younger.
11 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Tues., Thurs., 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Fri., 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Sat.-Sun. Nov. 18-March 17. This exhibition, which is making its West Coast debut at LACMA, represents the first major retrospective that focuses on key moments in American art history when avant-garde artists and outliers intersected, and consequently created cultural shifts. The exhibit’s first section looks at the early history of American modernism, and the attention given then to folk art and self-taught artists. The second section begins in the late 60s when artists in Chicago and the West Coast brought attention to outliers and visionary artists. The final section offers a glimpse at outlier art and the contemporary art scene. On display are more than 250 works done by over 80 self-taught and trained artists, including Henry Darger, Sister Gertrude Morgan, Betye Saar, Charles Sheeler, Cindy Sherman, and Kara Walker. Since there is some mature subject matter, parental discretion is advised for this exhibit but it should be suitable for teens and older tweens.