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Visiting an exhibition in person is a much richer experience than visiting online. Why not leave a comment to share your thoughts and impressions with others?

I wasn't really a fan. They spelled buffalo wrong.. It's not Boffo!! It was alright other than that..

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Anonymous - 6.9.2013 - 4:51 PM
It's great you collected this work but also a shame that the collection is so focused on the high end of the outsider art MARKET. The inspiration of these people and so many others is the real essence of outsider art and at least in this show there is little sense of your personal discovery and how the artists' visions affected you. If you were finding art that touched you it wouldn't all be by these well known, collectible figures, but also by discoveries you made along the way.Though wonderful, this looks more like a collection of John Ollman's top sellers than a collection of someone moved by outsider art.

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outsider art lover - 6.9.2013 - 3:30 PM
Wonderful exhibition. Very impressive.

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Sarah - 6.9.2013 - 1:44 PM
OLIVER IS A ASSBERGER

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ASSBERGERS - 6.8.2013 - 2:47 PM
i loved the artwork so much

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jacqueline - 6.8.2013 - 1:46 PM
I LOVE the artwork!!!!!!! It was GREAT!!!!!!!!!!!

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Melanie - 6.8.2013 - 1:45 PM
Wonderful. Felt like I got to know and understand the artists. Common themes appear to be spirituality, mental illness, and coming out of slavery. I feel happy, calm, and so grateful for this exhibit.

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Kelly - 6.8.2013 - 1:06 PM
Very Grateful to Jill and Sheldon Bonovitz for sharing this amazing collection! So many diverse and compelling examples of self discovery and expression. This is a glimpse into the very soul of art, the place where it bubbles, blurts and bursts into existence because it will not be contained. Gotta say, very upsetting to see Jon Serl’s “Family Band” heavily cropped to fit on magnets, coffee mugs and even framed prints! As an outsider artist myself this smacks of cannibalism for the sake of commercialism which is the antithesis of the heart of this great work.

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Susan Schirmer - 6.8.2013 - 7:45 AM
This exhibit has shown me that I don't need to go to art school to do what I love. Although I am still attending SCAD, this was a good experience for me. I don't have to always you the techniques that I have learned over the years, I can just do what pleases my eyes. I found it very interesting that a lot of the artist were African American, and their work was focused on religion, the African American community, and promoting a better life. I also found it interesting that a few of the artist were schizophrenic. As I talked this over with my mom, it makes a lot of sense, because they have so much going on inside their head, they just spill it onto canvas, in the form of sculptures, and so forth. I think that all aspiring artist, as well as artist who are making a living off of their art should see this exhibit. Mostly to see how great a piece can be if you just let go and allow the work to create itself.

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Sarah Anndrea - 6.7.2013 - 7:43 PM
I thought the exhibit was terrific! I have to thank "CBS Sunday Morning" for bringing it to my attention, but it is too bad it closes this weekend! No time to tell others.....I am always so afraid to put pen to paper, or paint to canvas. Seeing the bravery and creativity of these artists is truly inspiring.

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Lisa - 6.7.13 - 5:50PM - 6.7.2013 - 5:51 PM
I am absolutely in love with this exhibit. I found it fascinating and loved the different uses of medium used the the artist. I am so happy that I got to see it before it went away. I think, if possible, this should be a permanent part of the Art Museum. Thank you for chance to be able to view these pieces.

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Lauren Plested - 6.7.2013 - 3:20 PM
This is my second visit. This time I brought my friend Roosevelt Bassett, an outsider artist who lives nearby on N. 26th Street. He makes handbags, birdhouses, and other items from discarded wooden lath, a byproduct of home renovation and demolition.This is Roosevelt's first visit to the Museum, and he throughly enjoyed this amazing exhibit.

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Ron Stanford - 6.7.2013 - 10:38 AM
Loved the exhibition. I can imagine incorporating music into it, as some of the artists were also musicians, and even others' art could be nicely complemented with appropriate musical genres.

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Saul Broudy - 6.6.2013 - 3:44 PM
What a gift for the collectors to share these works. The play of some of pieces with the others in the space is amusing. Thank you to the Jill and Sheldon Bonovitz and the PMA, which has brought so much richness and experience to my own life and to others with a show of Artists of faith and power. What was it Bach wrote on his compositions? SDG? A prescription for anything that ails us.

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Allison Huyett - 6.6.2013 - 2:00 PM
I think you should ad more to the audio but it was good

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Jacob - 6.5.2013 - 7:30 PM
I enjoyed the pictures and listening to the audio

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ben - 6.5.2013 - 7:28 PM
I THINK THIS EXHIBIT WAS VERY COOL AND I THINK YOU SOULD HAVE IT AGEN

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JACOB - 6.5.2013 - 7:23 PM
Beautiful art with an extraordinary history

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Angelina - 6.5.2013 - 2:17 PM
Very good exhibit. Loved the blue mondays piece!

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Dr. Rushi Umang Thanawala - 6.5.2013 - 2:17 PM
Our 5 year old grandson enthusiastically introduced us to the Bonovitz Exhibit that he had seen with his artist parents.He pointed to numerous paintings and art works that he liked and shared with us today.He started doing art early in his young life with professional supplies.He attended Fleisher School of Art this spring and will continue through the summer.We are always amazed at his interest, memory and perspective.we liked this exhibit very much and also enjoyed perusing through the book.thank you for sharingRichard and Judy Fried and Grandson SOREN SCOUT KENT April 4, 2008

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grandparents being guided by our 5 year old grandson - 6.2.2013 - 4:34 PM

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