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 17, 2022

Arlington Art Museum, TX
May 29 — August 30, 2021

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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