Great and Mighty Things

Creatively Speaking
8:11 am
Mon May 27, 2013

Great and Mighty Things: Outsider Art at the Philadelphia Museum of Art

Runaway Goat Cart, c. 1939–42. Bill Traylor, American, c. 1853–1949. Opaque watercolor and graphite on cream card, (Philadelphia Museum of Art, The Jill and Sheldon Bonovitz Collection)


The term "outsider art" came into use in the early 1970s from a French description for unrefined art. As WRTI’s Jim Cotter reports, the preferred term today is “self-taught,” and a single collection of such work is the focus of a major exhibition at the Philadelphia Museum of Art that runs through June 9th.