The Milwaukee Art Museum will be receiving a very special and very large gift from devoted art collector, Anthony Petullo. His incredibly unique, powerful and personal collection of self-taught and outsider art brings forth a unique personal set of acquisitions. The works bring much personality as many are focused around private and intricate psychological conditions along with secluded regional details. Three-hundred of his pieces will build upon the Milwaukee Art Museum’s already impressive folk and self-taught collection.
The Petullo Collection is amazing in paying attention to the very sensitive and thoughtful European artists that really haven’t been seen in the U.S. very much at all,” said Leslie Umberger, senior curator at Sheboygan’s John Michael Kohler Arts Center and an authority on the genre.
Selected Pieces of the Self-Taught and OutsiderArt Collection
Carol Zinelli, Untitled
Sylvette David, Holding Hands Around the World
James Dixon, Cottages Covered with Spume (1965)
Sylvia Levine, Young Morris Dancer
Would you donate your Self-Taught and/or Outsider Art Collection to a Museum? What are your thoughts on self-taught and outsider art collections?
For more details about the donation visit Petullo Art Collection
- Layton Art Collection: 1888-2013, Part 3 (mam.org)
- What is Outsider Art? (artsnapper.com)
- The Fringe, the Far Flung and the Farfetched! (greggmusuemblog.com)
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