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Chrysler Museum of Art Presents Into the Mainstream Self-Taught Artists from The Garbisch and Gordon Collections

The Chrysler Museum of Art and Old Dominion University partner to present Into the Mainstream: Self-Taught Artists from The Garbisch and Gordon Collections. Opening Aug. 13 in the Chrysler’s Prints and Drawings Gallery.

Purvis Young, Faces Over The City, oil on board. Chrysler Museum of Art

Curated by the most recent Introduction to the Museum class at Old Dominion University, this joint exhibition pairs ODU’s Gordon Collection of contemporary art by self-taught artists with the Chrysler’s 19th-century work in the same tradition, as collected by Walter Chrysler, Jr.’s, sister and her husband, Bernice and Edgar Garbisch.

The show aims to critically reassess self-taught and folk art as a “marginal” aspect of fine art by exploring the work of crossover artists, or those who have received academic or art world recognition. Important pieces from both collections will be on view.

Chrysler Museum of Art
245 West Olney Road
Norfolk, Virginia 23510

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