Join us for a lively and informative discussion about Henry Darger’s fantasy world of vivid imagery and mystery exploring a range of themes including gender, childhood and sexuality.
Panelists include Leisa Rundquist, curator of Betwixt and Between: Henry Darger’s Vivian Girls, Adam Greteman, director of the Master of Arts in Teaching at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and Rev. M Barclay, a provisional deacon appointed as Director of Communications at Reconciling Ministries Network in The United Methodist Church.
Leisa Rundquist, an Associate Professor of Art History at the University of North Carolina Asheville, received her Ph.D. from UNC-Chapel Hill in 2007. Rundquist’s research is primarily concerned with the intersections of childhood, religious piety, gender, and race in the art of Henry Darger.
Adam J. Greteman, Ph.D., is Director of the Master of Arts in Teaching program and adjunct assistant professor of Art Education at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. His scholarship explores the historical, philosophical, and educational implications of sexuality and gender in education.
Rev. M Barclay, a provisional deacon appointed as Director of Communications at Reconciling Ministries Network where they advocate for an end to discrimination against LGBTQ persons in The United Methodist Church. Rev. Barclay received a BA in Communications in Florida before moving to Austin, Texas where they attended grad school for a Master of Divinity.
$5 Voluntary Admission/Free for Intuit Members
Newspaper clipping (girl reading to doll and toys)
Newspaper clipping (A Jean Cameron feature)
Parents Magazine, June 1953
Collection of Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art, Henry Darger Room Collection archives