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GRAM/Ox-Bow Lecture Series: Michael Bonesteel presents, "Outsider Art: An Introduction"

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Join GRAM for another lecture in the GRAM/Ox-Bow Friday Lecture Series. This week, Michael Bonesteel presents, "Outsider Art: An Introduction."

The fascinating history of Outsider Art, from the early 20th century psychiatric collections and Jean Dubuffet's Art Brut artists to the present. Major names such as James Castle, Henry Darger, Martin Ramirez, Bill Traylor and Adolf Wolfli are discussed.

Michael Bonesteel is an art historian, art critic and adjunct assistant professor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, with expertise in the fields of Outsider art and sequential art/comic books/graphic novels. He published the first definitive book in English on Henry Darger, titled Henry Darger: Art and Selected Writings (Rizzoli, 2000), and is the author of numerous book and magazine articles, and catalogue essays. He received a BA from the University of Wisconsin.

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