The American Folk Art Museum in Manhattan has extended its exhibit of drawings by Martin Ramirez until May 13th. Take this opportunity to check out one of the best museum shows of the season!
From the Museum’s official website:
“Martín Ramírez (1895–1963) created nearly 300 drawings of remarkable visual clarity and expressive power within the confines of DeWitt State Hospital in northern California, where he resided the last 15 years of his life. Ramírez has been codified primarily as a “schizophrenic artist”; this project promises to go beyond the boundaries of Ramírez’s diagnosis of mental illness and consider the artistic quality and merit of his artwork.”
To see digital reproductions of works by Ramirez, go here.
The exhibit has also received adulatory reviews in many publications including the New Yorker and New York Times. The Museum’s site provides links to the articles.
Posted by: Ian M.