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"9th Annual Outsider Art Fair"
2001-01-25 until 2001-01-28
Museum of American Folk Art
New York, NY, USA United States of America

The Museum of American Folk Art announces the return of the 9th Annual Outsider Art Fair, one of the premier showcases for the work of outsider artists (self-taught) of the 21st century. This year's Outsider Art Fair will open with a Benefit Preview cocktail party on Thursday, January 25, 2001 from 6:30-9:00PM at The Puck Building, Lafayette and Houston Streets. The Benefit Preview is the first celebration in what will be a spectacular year for the Museum of American Folk Art as we prepare to move to our new location at 45 West 53rd Street which will establish a permanent home for the study and appreciation of American folk art, quadruple exhibition space and enhance education, programming and scholarship facilities. The Museum of American Folk Art will be the first new art museum to be built from the ground up in New York City since 1966.

Produced and managed by Sanford L. Smith & Associates, the Outsider Art Fair has become one of the most important showcases for the work of today's self-taught artists. The Outsider Art Fair is a great way to see an overview of the field and to grasp the diversity and quality of the works of art, commented Brooke Anderson, director and curator of the Museum's Contemporary Center. The 2001 Outsider Art Fair Benefit Preview, chaired by Michael Donovan and Nancy Green, Richard and Amy Rubenstein, and Selig and Angela Sacks, will feature an online auction with donated works from

participating dealers. Final bids will be at the Benefit Preview at 9:00PM on Thursday, January 25, 2001. 

The Outsider Art Fair will be open to the public on Friday, January 26 from Noon-8PM, Saturday, January 27 from 11AM-7PM and Sunday, January 28 from 11AM-6PM. Tickets cost $12 for daily admission and $25 for a three day pass. 


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