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Outliers and American Vanguard Art, Los Angeles County Museum of Art

November 18, 2018-March 17, 2019

Self-taught artists—variously termed folk, primitive, visionary, naïve, and outsider—have played a significant role in the history of modernism, yet their contributions have been largely disregarded or forgotten. Previously on view at the National Gallery of Art and the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, Outliers and American Vanguard Art focuses on three periods over the last century when the intersection of self-taught artists with the mainstream has been at its most fertile. It is the first major exhibition to explore how those key moments, which coincided with periods of American social, political, and cultural upheaval, challenged prevailing assumptions about artistic practice. Featuring 250 works in a range of media—including TJC’s powerful Roll Jordan Roll by Harlem Renaissance artist Malvin Gray Johnson—the exhibition makes the case for a more diverse and inclusive representation in cultural history.

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Scenic Impressions: Southern Interpretations from the Johnson Collection, Rosalind Sallenger Richardson Center for the Arts, Wofford College, Spartanburg, South Carolina

August 28-December 20, 2018

In its presentation of some forty paintings created between 1880 and 1940, Scenic Impressions traces an international aesthetic’s journey to and germination in the American South. Featured artists include Wayman Adams, Colin Campbell Cooper, Elliott Daingerfield, G. Ruger Donoho, James Herring, Alfred Hutty, Blondelle Malone, Lawrence Mazzanovich, Paul Plaschke, Hattie Saussy, Alice Ravenel Huger Smith, Anthony Thieme, Helen Turner, and Ellsworth Woodward, artists who explored local color to produce, in the words of the popular and prolific American Impressionist Childe Hassam, “some things that are charming.”

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