Debra Kerr on the Transformative Power of Art
Debra Kerr has served since 2014 as executive director of Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art in Chicago. Founded in 1991, 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, regardless of education level or socioeconomic status. Intuit is one of the world’s premier museums of outsider art, the work of artists with little influence from the mainstream art world.
Deb’s passion is for the role museums can play in social good and increasing museum relevance through programming focused on bringing the marginalized into community. She is excited by opportunities to introduce audiences to unexpected engagement with art and opening each person up to their own untapped creativity.
Enjoy this thought-provoking conversation with Deb Kerr on what we can learn from outsider artists about the transformative power of imagination, creating to create vs needing to have an audience, healing our own pain…and an overview of Intuit’s exhibits!