Boca Museum Shines Light on Outsider Artists’ Feverish Visions

Boca Raton Museum of Art

There is a certain liberation that comes with painting for painting’s sake—without aspirations for gallery representation, for remuneration, for one’s name in the trades. None of the several dozen outsider artists selected in the Boca Raton Museum of Art’s new exhibition “An Irresistible Urge to Create” worked with these lofty goals in mind. They painted—and drew, and sculpted, and collaged—to spelunk their souls, to express their faith, to escape their suffering, and their contributions are all the more striking for it. More in link.