Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art


Intuit champions diverse artistic voices and pathways, inviting all to explore the power of outsider art. Founded in 1991, Intuit is a premier museum of outsider and self-taught art, defined as work created by artists who faced marginalization, overcame personal odds to make their artwork, or who didn’t, or sometimes couldn’t, follow a traditional path of art making, often using materials at hand to realize their artistic vision. By presenting a diversity of artistic voices, Intuit builds a bridge from art to audience. The museum’s mission is grounded in the ethos that powerful art can be found in unexpected places and made by unexpected creators. 

Intuit offers world-class exhibitions; a collection of 1,300 artworks; the Henry Darger Room; resources for scholars and students, such as the Robert A. Roth Study Center; and educational programs for people of all interest levels and backgrounds.

Photograph by Cheri Eisenberg of the exhibition “Roman Villarreal: South Chicago Legacies” at Intuit.

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