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Event Details

November 11, 2021
11:00 am


Member-Exclusive Event
Free for Donor Patron and Sustaining Patron Members
Reservations Required


High Museum of Art

Event Description

Join Katie Jentleson, the High’s Merrie and Dan Boone Curator of Folk and Self-Taught Art, for an exclusive tour of Gatecrashers: The Rise of the Self-Taught Artist in America. This exhibition celebrates more than a dozen painters who fundamentally reshaped who could be an artist in the U.S., paving the way for later generations of self-taught artists.

Headshot of curator Katherine Jentleson.

Nearly one hundred years ago, artists without formal training “crashed the gates” of the elite art world, as the newspapers of their day put it. Their paintings of American life, as well as fantastical scenes derived from their imaginations, began appearing in major museums. Featuring more than sixty works from leading collections across the country, Gatecrashers will illuminate how artists including John Kane, Horace Pippin, and Anna Mary Robertson “Grandma” Moses overcame class-, race-, and gender-based obstacles to enter the inner sanctums of the mainstream art world.

To ensure social distancing, space is limited, and preregistration is required. Reserve your free tickets using the button above or by calling 404-733-4532 (Monday–Friday, 9 a.m.–5 p.m.).

This event is an exclusive benefit for Donor Patron and Sustaining Patron members.

Banner Image: Anna Mary Robertson “Grandma” Moses (American, 1860–1961), Black Horses, 1942, oil on masonite. Galerie St. Etienne, New York.