Gatecrashers: The Rise of the Self-Taught Artist in America
On view through February 5, 2023
The Westmoreland Museum of American Art
Featuring 60 works from leading collections across the country, “Gatecrashers” illuminates how artists, including John Kane, Horace Pippin, and Anna Mary Robertson Moses (Grandma Moses), overcame obstacles and “crashed the gates” of major museums in the United States, diversifying the art world across lines of race, ethnicity, class, ability, and gender. This is the first exhibition to focus on how self-taught artists gained their cultural power in this country thanks to evolving ideas about American identity, inclusion, and national character in art.
“Gatecrashers: The Rise of the Self-Taught Artist in America” is organized by the High Museum of Art, Atlanta.
[Image: Grandma Moses (Anna Mary Robertson Moses) (American, 1860–1961), Black Horses, 1942, oil on Masonite, courtesy of Galerie St. Etienne, New York. © Grandma Moses Properties Co., New York.]