The Henry Darger Collection at the American Folk Art Museum
By Brooke Davis Anderson
The American Folk Art Museum is home to the Darger Study Center, housing all his manuscripts, 26 paintings and the archive of his source materials, donated by Kiyoko Lerner. This book measures 11 inches by 8.5 inches in size and includes 54 full color paintings and 19 pages of studies and archival materials, but no excerpts of Darger’s writings. However, it includes a foreword by Kiyoko Lerner, an essay by Michel Thevoz and an afterword by Gerald C. Wertkin that give insight into his life, so it gives a good introductory overview of his life and work.