30 Americans showcases an influential group of prominent African American artists who have emerged in the last three decades as leading contributors to the contemporary art scene in the U.S and beyond. The exhibition covers important topics in contemporary America including race, history, and gender. This exhibition will feature more than 50 works of paintings, sculptures, installations, photographs and videos from artists including, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Nick Cave, Robert Colescott, Glenn Ligon, Kerry James Marshall, Wangechi Mutu, Lorna Simpson, Mickalene Thomas, Kara Walker, Carrie Mae Weems, and Kehinde Wiley.
Whether you go or not, the exhibition catalog, 30 Americans: Rubell Family Collection, considers not only artists long collected by the Rubells such as Robert Colescott, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Renée Green, David Hammons, Barkley Hendricks, Kerry James Marshall, Gary Simmons, Lorna Simpson, Kara Walker and Carrie Mae Weems, but also many who have recently been catapulted to the forefront of the art world.
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