Intuit's bright green entryway and retro glass block windows give little hint as to the contents within. Intuit bills itself as "The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art." Dedicated to showcasing the talents of artists who have had little influence from mainstream art, dubbed "outsider art," the gallery operates as a leading national nonprofit organization with more than 600 members.
The organization has two gallery spaces in its headquarters on Milwaukee. The front gallery hosts a series of temporary exhibits, while the Study Gallery in back is home to the permanent collection and longer-running exhibits. Exhibits include works by un-trained painters, sculptors and folk artists. Quilts, carvings and crayon drawings here show levels of beauty and thoughtfulness that propel them into the realm of art. Admission to the gallery is free. Occasional lectures and panel discussions take place throughout the year.
Centerstage Reviewer: Aimee Hall