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Davood Koochaki in Tehran, Iran, in an undated, recent photo.

The Iranian self-taught artist Davood Koochaki died in Tehran on June 20, 2020, of pancreatic cancer, at the age of 81, leaving behind one of the most distinctive bodies of work to have emerged internationally in the related art brut and outsider art fields in the past several decades. 


A silicone sculpture of Nek Chand was inaugurated at the Rock Garden on the anniversary of his birth, December 15.

January 21–24 2016

The great visionary artist Paul Laffoley died on Monday, November 16, after a long battle with congestive heart failure.

Until January 31, 2016

"Einfach Tierisch!" shows outsider artworks portraying animals and fantastic creatures. Includes Paul Amar, Ilija Bosilj, Gregory Blackstock, Ivan Rabuzin and André Robillard.

November 18, 2015 – February 7, 2016

Jim Massey has been a folk art collector for over 30 years. In 2012, he gifted his collection to Dave Clark and Lisa Piper who run the Small B&B cafe in downtown Pittsboro, with the understanding that a museum will be opened at the site.

In "Fire! The Resurrection of Mr. Imagination", 130 works that were burned in the 2008 fire that destroyed the artist's home are on show.