Self Taught and Outsider Art Collection Donated to the Milwaukee Art Museum

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

 

Self Taught and Outsider Art Collection Donated to the Milwaukee Art Museum

Carol Zinelli, Untitled

 


Self Taught and Outsider Art Collection Donated to the Milwaukee Art Museum

Sylvette David, Holding Hands Around the World

 


Self Taught and Outsider Art Collection Donated to the Milwaukee Art Museum

James Dixon, Cottages Covered with Spume (1965)

 


Self Taught and Outsider Art Collection Donated to the Milwaukee Art Museum

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

 

 

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Dianna is about to graduate with a B.A. in Arts Studies, her favorite degree topics include how the sea can be indistinguishable from the sky, why dry drapery is not cool, the Tuareg, really long naves, and the importance of rocks. Her free time consists of having existential moments in dance studios and teaching people how to sit crisscross applesauce on rubber mats.

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