Self-taught art show takes center stage at Milwaukee Art Museum

April 14, 2016


MILWAUKEE - “Taking Center Stage: The Lanford Wilson Collection of Self-Taught Art” opens Friday, celebrating the 2012 gift of the Lanford Wilson Collection to the Milwaukee Art Museum.

The new collection strengthened the museum’s position as a leading institution internationally for work by untrained creators.

Visitors can expect paintings, sculptures and works on paper by renowned self-taught artists such as Felipe Archuleta, David Butler, Vestie Davis, Bessie Harvey, William Hawkins, and Joseph Yoakum to be on view through July 3. This is the second exhibition in the museum’s Bradley Family Gallery, part of a lakeside addition completed in November.

Visitors can take home their own interactive work of art from the Museum Store. On trend with 2016’s adult coloring book craze, the Milwaukee Art Museum and local artist and entrepreneur Reginald Baylor have teamed up to create a coloring book inspired by works in the Museum’s Collection, including “The Cock of the Liberation” by Pablo Picasso.