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Brooke Anderson

Kendall Messick is a photographer and filmmaker. His documentary films have been featured in numerous film festivals. His photographs reside in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art and the Smithsonian Institution.

Brooke Davis Anderson is the founding director and curator of the Contemporary Center at the American Folk Art Museum, New York. Anderson's memorable projects at the Museum have included countless exhibitions devoted to the self-taught artist Henry Darger, as well as Obsessive Drawing, Dargerism: Contemporary Artists and Henry Darger and Approaching Abstraction. In 2007-2008 she organized the exhibition, Martin Ramirez, which was accompanied by a publication and toured the United States receiving wide acclaim. She has written and lectured extensively on American art, in particular in African American art and the work of contemporary self-taught artists and has contributed to numerous catalogues and monographs, including Henry Darger, New York (Prestel, 2009) and Martin Ramirez: The Last Works (Pomegranate, 2008).