Episode 120: Intuit and Literago.org

December 16, 2007 · Print This Article

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First: Shannon and Duncan talk Robert Reinard, Program Director, Collections & Exhibitions and Amanda Curtis, Program Director, Education from Intuit.

Intuit is a not-for-profit organization founded in 1991. Our mission is to promote public awareness, understanding, and appreciation of intuitive and outsider art through a program of education and exhibition.

Toward this end, Intuit strives to discover, document, maintain, preserve, exhibit, and collect examples of intuitive and outsider art; and to operate a permanent facility in which to pursue such activities.

Intuit defines “intuitive and outsider art” as work of artists who demonstrate little influence from the mainstream art world and who seem instead motivated by their unique personal visions. This includes what is known as art brut, non-traditional folk art, self-taught art, and visionary art.

Next: Terri and Joanna talk to Gretchen Kalwinski and Eugenia Williamson from Literago.org

Literago.org is intended as a portal to news and information about literary goings-on in and around Chicago. The site features a curated calendar with a corresponding weekly newsletter, news and photos, post-event write-ups, and the occasional essay about the state of literature in Chicago.

Robert Reinard
Amanda Curtis
Robert Reinard
Amanda Curtis
A.G. Rizzolli
Henry Darger
The Art Institute of Chicago
Roger Brown Study Collection
Lisa Stone
Aims Gallery
Bonnie Grossman
High Museum
David Philpot
Mark Michaelson
Smart Museum
Chicago Tribune
Dog and Pony Theater
The Mighty Vitamins
Daniel Johnston
Tony Pettulo
Kohler Art Center
Milwaukee Art Museum
Gretchen Kalwinski
Eugenia Williamson
Barbara’s Bookstore
The Chicago Reader
Jonathan Messinger
Book Mooch
Library Thing
Good Reads
Tao Lin
Reader of Depressing Books
Village Voice
Stop Smiling
Soft Skull Press
The Reconstruction Room
Poetry Magazine
Switchback Books
The Hideout
The Newberry Library
Arts and Letters Daily
Lynne Tillman
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5 thoughts on “Episode 120: Intuit and Literago.org”

  1. Richard says:

    Never been to Intuit, I must say the “Outsider” art label has always bothered me for by and large being a marketing tool to forwarding the agenda of bad folk art. There are exceptions of course, Darger being an interesting example. Clearly I should go investigate to forumlate an informed opinion.

  2. Richard says:


    takes notes. You may need it.

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