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Museum Confidential (S6E1): The Outsiders?

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Nellie Mae Rowe, "Untitled (The Angel and the Devil's Boot)," 1978, High Museum of Art.

Welcome to Season 6 of the Museum Confidential podcast, a co-production of Philbrook Museum of Art and Public Radio Tulsa. Our first episode begins with some basic yet far-reaching questions. What is an "outsider artist"? And do we even call them that anymore? In recent years, the term has shifted to "self-taught artist." Sounds different, but does it mean the same thing? And what about "folk art" -- when does this term apply? We're pleased to chat with Dr. Katherine Jentleson, the Merrie and Dan Boone Curator of Folk and Self-Taught Art at the High Museum in Atlanta. The High recently opened two companion exhibitions focusing on this very topic.

Scott Gregory started working at Public Radio Tulsa in 2006; he started listening to public radio circa 1980, when he and NPR both marked their tenth birthdays (although only one of them commemorated the occasion with a party at Skate World). As this radio station's Production Director, Scott mainly serves as the producer and editor of StudioTulsa, the award-winning interview show. He also hosts and programs All This Jazz, which airs every Saturday night on Public Radio 89.5-1 from 9pm till midnight.
Jeff Martin is the Online Communities Manager for Philbrook Museum of Art. In his spare time, he's also a writer and editor. His most recent book, The Late American Novel: Writers on the Future of Books, was praised in The Economist and The New Yorker, and was selected as one of the Essential Summer Reads of 2011 by The Atlantic. Jeff is a longtime columnist for TulsaPeople magazine and the founder of the literary organization, Booksmart Tulsa.
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