Come find the unexpected in the heart of Chicago with art like you’ve never seen before.
Intuit celebrates the power of outsider art, a mission grounded in the ethos that the instinct to create is universal – the arts must embrace and be accessible to all. Rarely in recent memory has art been so necessary, simply because it allows us to see beyond what is on the surface. Intuit invites everyone through its doors to enjoy artwork that embodies our collective search for what it means to be human, overcoming boundaries based on religion, race, ethnic origin, gender, socioeconomic status, orientation, and physical or mental ability. The museum draws on the power of outsider art, work created by artists who operate outside the mainstream, to transcend borders – those drawn on maps as well as those existing only in our minds.
Established in 1991, Intuit is a nonprofit museum dedicated solely to presenting intuitive and outsider art — with world-class exhibitions; a collection with holdings of nearly 1,200 works of art; the Henry Darger Room Collection, a permanent installation of the world-renowned artist’s life and work and educational programming for people of all interest levels and backgrounds. Through its accessible programs, Intuit bolsters the nationally prominent role that Chicago, the first U.S. city to embrace art from the edge, has played in generating interest in outsider art.
Intuit celebrates the power of outsider art, the work of artists who demonstrate little influence from the mainstream art world and who instead are motivated by their unique personal visions.
Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art
756 N Milwaukee Avenue
Chicago, IL 60642