Outliers and American Vanguard Art
(Los Angeles—October 11, 2018) The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) is pleased to host the West Coast presentation of Outliers and American Vanguard Art, the first major exhibition to explore key moments in American art history when avant-garde artists and outliers intersected, and how their exchanges ushered in new paradigms based on inclusion, integration, and assimilation. Featuring over 250 works in a range of media, the show will present works by more than 80 self-taught and trained artists such as Henry Darger, Sam Doyle, William Edmondson, Lonnie Holley, Greer Lankton, Sister Gertrude Morgan, Matt Mullican, Horace Pippin, Martín Ramírez, Betye Saar, Judith Scott, Charles Sheeler, Cindy Sherman, Bill Traylor, and Kara Walker.
Outliers and American Vanguard Art is curated by Lynne Cooke and organized by the National Gallery of Art, Washington DC, where it was on view January 28–May 13, 2018. The show then traveled to the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, where it was on view June 24–September 30, 2018. The presentation at LACMA is coordinated by Rita Gonzalez, curator and acting department head of Contemporary Art.