Outsider Art http://wrti.org en An Insider's Look At Outsider Musicians http://wrti.org/post/insiders-look-outsider-musicians <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">“Great and Mighty Things” are being seen at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. That’s the title of a highly unorthodox exhibition of self-taught or outsider art: works by people unschooled, unfiltered, and unmediated by outside </span>aesthetics,<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> but created out of a pure inner need.</span></p><p>But don't think that outsider artists are confined to the idiosyncratic paintings, drawings and sculptures that&nbsp; can&nbsp;be seen at the museum through June. The Philadelphia Inquirer's David Patrick Stearns hears outsider composers everywhere, even in the insider realms of Princeton University.</p><p>http://youtu.be/9Tl_KD7vOyc</p><p></p><p> Tue, 19 Mar 2013 15:42:07 +0000 David Patrick Stearns 5270 at http://wrti.org An Insider's Look At Outsider Musicians Great and Mighty Things: Outsider Art at the Philadelphia Museum of Art http://wrti.org/post/great-and-mighty-things-outsider-art-philadelphia-museum-art <p><span style="line-height: 1.5; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);">The term "outsider art" came into use in the early&nbsp;</span>1970s<span style="line-height: 1.5; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);">&nbsp;from a French description for unrefined art. As&nbsp;</span>WRTI’s<span style="line-height: 1.5; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);">&nbsp;Jim Cotter reports, the preferred term today is “self-taught,” and a single collection of such work is the focus of a <a href="http://www.philamuseum.org/exhibitions/768.html" target="_blank"><strong>new, major exhibition at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.</strong></a></span></p><p></p><p> Mon, 04 Mar 2013 11:01:00 +0000 Jim Cotter 5203 at http://wrti.org Great and Mighty Things: Outsider Art at the Philadelphia Museum of Art