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Museum of the Mind | Outsider Art
Intriguing, unpolished art by people with extraordinary backgrounds.
Now on view
Wild Boys
Changing exhibitions by outsider artists. You can borrow works of art from the Artothek.

Wild Boys

Wild boys (wild boys) never lose it
Wild boys (wild boys) never chose this way
Wild boys (wild boys) never close your eyes
Wild boys always shine

Inspired by the song The Wild Boys by Duran Duran, Outsider Art Galerie shows the work of four ‘wild painters’ from the four corners of the globe: Osmel Herman (Willemstad, Curaçao, 1974), Ezra Swaanswijk (Amsterdam, 1971), Nirva (Ceuta , Spain/Morocco, 1965) and Ayman Nadaf (Aleppo, Syria, 1982).

Background, culture and mood influence their work, but the love for color, lines, paint and free expression is paramount for all.

Practical information

  • Location: Outsider Art Gallery
  • Time: 12.00 - 17.00
  • Now on view - 25 June 23


Meet & Greet the Artists

Practical information

  • Location: Outsider Art Gallery
  • Time: 15.00 - 17.00
  • 17 May 2023

Particpating venue in Ateliers Nieuwmarkt

  • Location: Outsider Art Galerie
  • 10 June 2023 & 11 June 2023
f.l.t.r. Ezra Swaanswijk – Mighty Matrix | Osmel Herman, Woest Portret | Ayman Nadaf, Protest - photography: Peter Lange

Outsider Art Gallery

In the Outsider Art Gallery changing exhibitions of well-known and less known outsiders from the Netherlands and abroad take place. You will find paintings, drawings, prints, ceramic statues, sculpture, collages, photos and textile art. All works are for sale, the entrance to the gallery is free.

The Outsider Art Gallery is founded in 2016 by Cordaan care organisation in cooperation with the Hermitage Museum Amsterdam and Museum het Dolhuys Haarlem.

The art in the Outsider Art Gallery is often unconventional. Most the artists have an intellectual or mental disability. They are not concerned with commercial targets and their works do not reflect current trends in art. The art comes bubbling up from within – it is in their minds and just needs to come out. Their work is fascinating, versatile and very pure. The Outsider Art Gallery offers a fully-fledged art platform for these colourful artists, not inside the walls of a care organisation, but rather in an inspiring museum environment.

Outsider Art Studios

Currently a group of 15 artists is at work in the Outsider Art Studios, located above the galleryThey are accompanied by professional artists and pedagogical employees and work on their own art: painting, drawing, print making and digital media. In the studios companies or groups of individuals can also attend art workshops led by an outsider artist.

Outsider Art Lease

The Outsider Art Lease Programme allows you to borrow outsider art works. For more information about workshops, guided tours and/or art lease please look at: www.outsiderartgalerie.nl. Entrance is free.

Please like the Outsider Art Facebook page.

Nirva, Het verliezen van eigendunk | Fotografie: Peter Lange
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