30 Americans  

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Photo Credit: Kwaku Alston

30 Americans showcases works by many of the most important African American artists of the last three decades. This provocative exhibition focuses on issues of racial, sexual, and historical identity in contemporary culture while exploring the powerful influence of artistic legacy and community across generations. All of the artworks in the exhibition are from the Rubells’ permanent collection. A comprehensive 224 page hardcover exhibition catalog with essays by Robert Hobbs, Glenn Ligon, Franklin Sirmans, and Michele Wallace is available via our online bookstore.

 

Columbia Museum of Art, SC
September 25, 2021 — January 9, 2022

Albuquerque Museum, NM
October 3, 2020 — January 3, 2021

Honolulu Museum of Art, HI
February 22 — June 21, 2020

Barnes Foundation, PA
October 27, 2019 — January 12, 2020
Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, MO
June 1 — August 25, 2019
Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, NE
February 2 — May 5, 2019
Tucson Museum of Art, AZ
October 5, 2018 — January 13, 2019

Juliet Art Museum, Charleston, WV


May 12 — August 19, 2018
McNay Art Museum, San Antonio, TX
February 8 — May 6, 2018
Tacoma Art Museum, WA
September 24 — January 15, 2017
Cincinnati Art Museum, OH
March 19 — August 28, 2016
Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, MI
October 18, 2015 — January 18, 2016
Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock, AR
April 9, 2015 – June 21, 2015
Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, LA
February 8, 2014 – June 15, 2014
Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville, TN
October 11, 2013 – January 12, 2014
Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, WI
June 14 – September 8, 2013
Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, VA
March 16, 2012 – July 15, 2012
Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington DC
October 1, 2011 – February 12, 2012
North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC
March 20, 2011 – September 4, 2011
Rubell Family Collection, Miami, FL
December 3, 2008 – May 30, 2009

 

Artists in the exhibition

Nina Chanel Abney
John Bankston
Jean-Michel Basquiat
Mark Bradford
Nick Cave
Robert Colescott
Noah Davis
Leonardo Drew
Renée Green
David Hammons

Barkley L. Hendricks
Rashid Johnson
Glenn Ligon
Kalup Linzy
Kerry James Marshall
Rodney McMillian
Wangechi Mutu
William Pope.L
Rozeal
Gary Simmons

Xaviera Simmons 
Lorna Simpson

Shinique Smith
Henry Taylor
Hank Willis Thomas
Mickalene Thomas
Kara Walker
Carrie Mae Weems
Kehinde Wiley
Purvis Young



  

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