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Art in the Raw: Outsider Art from the Hofheimer Art Library Collection

The Elise N. Hofheimer Art Library of the Old Dominion University Libraries presents "Art in the Raw: Outsider Art from the Hofheimer Art Library Collection" from Oct. 6-18.

The term "outsider art" was originally intended to serve as an English equivalent to Jean Dubuffet's 1945 French term "art brut." Art brut means "raw art," and is considered to be creation in its most uninhibited form. Not only are the works of Outsider Artists unique, but also their creators often exist outside established cultures and societies.

Highlights of the exhibit include exhibition catalogs from the Baron and Ellin Gordon Self-Taught Art Gallery and a poster signed by renowned artist Gregory Warmack, also known as "Mr. Imagination." Items on display are from the Elise N. Hofheimer Art Library, and the poster is on loan from the ODU art education program.

"Art in the Raw" is available for viewing in the Hofheimer Art Library, located in room 109 of the Diehn Fine and Performing Arts Center. The Hofheimer Art Library is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

This article was posted on: October 6, 2010

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