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Exhibition Detail
Stranger in Paradise: The Works of Reverend Howard Finster
78 E. Washington St.
Chicago, IL 60602


July 24th, 2010 - September 26th, 2010
 
, Reverend Howard FinsterReverend Howard Finster
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An evangelistic preacher in paint and self-proclaimed “Man of Visions,” Reverend Howard Finster became one of the most widely known and prolific self-taught artists, producing over 46,000 pieces of art by his death in 2001.

A wide range objects, paintings, and documentation provide an in-depth survey of Finster's career, covering the variety of themes of his work, much of it relating to his visionary experiences, including: Visions of Other Worlds, Sermons in Paint, Historical and Cultural Heroes, and his renowned installation environment at The Plant Farm Museum [Paradise Garden].

This exhibition is curated by Glen C. Davies, organized by the Krannert Art Museum, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and sponsored in part by Fox Development Corporation; Thomas E. Scanlin; Office of the Chancellor, U of I; Office of the Provost and Vice-Chancellor for Academic Affairs, U of I; Illinois Arts Council; Krannert Art Museum Director’s Circle Fund; and Krannert Art Museum Council. 

This exhibition is made possible in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.


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