30 Americans

Exhibition Website

Oct 27 2019 - Jan 12 2020

Barnes Foundation

Philadelphia, PA

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.

Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website
Image: Rashid Johnson, The New Negro Escapist Social and Athletic Club (Thurgood), 2008. Lambda print, Ed. 2/5, 69 x 55 1/2 inches (175.3 x 141 cm). Courtesy of Rubell Family Collection, Miami. Art © Kehinde Wiley.
  • American
  • Contemporary
  • Ethnic / Gender
  • Jean-Michel Basquiat
  • Kara Walker
  • Carrie Mae Weems
  • and others

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