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Intuit celebrates Henry Darger's 125th birthday with new exhibition
Henry Darger (1892–1973). Untitled (three studies), mid-twentieth century. Graphite on found paper, 7 x 5 ½”; 8 x 11”; 10 ½” x 6”. Collection American Folk Art Museum, New York, gifts of Kiyoko Lerner, 2003.7.45a-c. Photo by Gavin Ashworth, courtesy American Folk Art Museum © Kiyoko Lerner.


CHICAGO, IL.- Intuit:The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art opened Betwixt and Between: Henry Darger's Vivian Girls, the third exhibition of Chicago's Henry Darger, a yearlong series of exhibits and programming honoring the artist's life and work. The exhibition opened Wednesday, April 12, the 125th anniversary of Henry Darger's birth.

The exhibition features major works by Henry Darger that include double-sided, panoramic drawings with watercolor and collage spanning up to eight feet long, portraits of the Vivian princesses, and traced images and resource materials from Intuit's archives.

The seven Vivian girls are the protagonists of Darger's 15,000 page war-torn epic, The Story of the Vivian Girls, in what is known as the Realms of the Unreal, of the Glandeco-Angelinnian War Story, caused by the Child Slave Rebellion. The Vivian girls' intersexual nature and frequent nudity is certainly one of the most significant, yet puzzling, aspects of Darger's art. Their ambiguous gender speaks broadly, and with rich complexity, to culture's polarizing constructions of child/adult and male/female.

Betwixt and Between: Henry Darger's Vivian Girls is on view April 12 through September 4, 2017.

The Henry Darger Room is open and on view all year at Intuit with guided tours available.

Established in 1991, Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art is one of the premier museums of outsider and self-taught art in the world--with world class exhibitions; resources for scholars and students; a permanent collection of more than 1,200 works of art; the Henry Darger Room Collection; the Robert A. Roth Study Center, a non-circulating collection with a primary focus in the fields of outsider and contemporary self-taught art; and educational programming for people of all interest levels and backgrounds.






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