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In Chicago, Outsider Art Expert Michael Bonesteel, Feeling School Officials' Pressure, Resigns Longtime Teaching Position

Complaints from students in classes taught by Bonesteel led to the school's reduction of his teaching workload -- and to his decision to resign from his teaching post.

Claims that SAIC discriminated against Outsider Art and banned Outsider Art texts have been refuted, and the school says it has not censored the content of Bonesteel’s courses.


March 2 – July 30, 2017
Alfred Kubin and the Prinzhorn Collection features 100 works

through April 30, 2017
Valton Tyler exhibition at Amon Carter Museum in Forth Worth, Texas

through May 7
The impact of American countryside on both self-taught and trained artists’ practice.

until September 3, 2017
34 visionary artists explore humankind's relationship with food.

Multiple dates
The first large-scale retrospective of Adolf Wölfli ever held in Japan.

May 13 – November 26, 2017
Featured outsider artists at this year's Venice Biennale will include Lubos Plny, Judith Scott and Dan Miller.

February 16–19, 2017
Galerie ART CRU Berlin is showcasing four outsiders at Art Karlsruhe.