An Irresistible Urge to Create: The Monroe Family Collection of Florida Outsider Art

Outsider Art
Boca Raton Museum of Art

The passion for Outsider Art runs deep in Florida, where self-taught artists have forged an indelible mark of special attention on the creative landscape of the state. 

An Irresistible Urge to Create: The Monroe Family Collection of Florida Outsider Art is the most comprehensive exhibition of its kind, on view at the Boca Raton Museum of Art until September 5th. This is the first time a museum has presented this definitive group of artists with an exhibition of this size and scope. 

Against the odds, many of these artists created obsessively to escape from their worlds that were often full of deep conflict and personal struggles.   More in link.