Past Exhibitions


Doron LangbergDoron Langberg

November 28, 2022 - November 12, 2023

Representing a new generation of figurative painters, Doron Langberg creates luminous, vibrant, and often large-scale works that hinge on a sense of intimacy. Depicting himself, his family... read more





jm02 tnJared McGriff

November 28, 2022 - November 12, 2023

The paintings of Miami-based Jared McGriff blend together the artist’s present with real or imagined glimpses into his family history. Through dream-like depictions... read more





Jo MesserJo Messer

November 28, 2022 - November 12, 2023

Jo Messer’s paintings push the tradition of classic nude portraiture to explore the many potentials of the genre, from the erotic to the whimsical. Her chromatic, almost abstract... read more





Clayton Schiff Clayton Schiff 

November 28, 2022 - November 12, 2023

Clayton Schiff gathers impressions of an unconscious that distorts, displaces, enlarges, and compresses experiences accumulated while awake. His haunting iconography... read more





Alexandre DiopAlexandre Diop: Jooba Jubba, l’Art du Defi, the Art of Challenge
2022 Artist-in-Residence

November 28, 2022 - October 1, 2023

Based in Vienna, Franco-Senegalese artist Alexandre Diop (b. 1995, Paris) uses discarded objects to create work that... read more




pa tnPatricia Ayres

November 28, 2022 – September 17, 2023

Patricia Ayres’ practice relates to stories of isolation, separation, and confinement. Analyzing the mechanisms of physical and psychological control, Ayres creates anthropomorphic... read more 




Tesfaye UrgessaTesfaye Urgessa

November 28, 2022 - September 17, 2023

In Tesfaye Urgessa's work, there is a mute reciprocity between the observer and the observed that shifts the power dynamics and the notion of agency and race. Drawing on his... read more





01 Otis TNOtis Kwame Kye Quaicoe: 2021 Artist in Residence

November 29, 2021 – November 13, 2022

Otis Kwame Kye Quaicoe, a Ghanan painter, is one of the Rubell Museum’s 2021 Artists-in-Residence. Quaicoe creates empowering lush portraits of his family and friends where color and texture ... read more




04 Kennedy TNKennedy Yanko: 2021 Artist in Residence

November 29, 2021 – November 13, 2022

Kennedy Yanko is a painter-sculptor and the Rubell Museum’s 2021 Artist-in-Residence. During her residency, Yanko scoured scrapyards in south Florida in search of readymade forms ripe for intervention... read more




07 Genesis TNGenesis Tramaine: Sanctuary

November 30, 2020 – November 13, 2022

Genesis Tramaine (b. 1983, Brooklyn, NY / lives and works in Brooklyn, NY) was the Rubell Museum’s 2020 Artist-in-Residence. Sanctuary encompasses a series of layered portraits the artist created ... read more




05 ONeal TNReginald O’Neal: AS I AM

November 29, 2021 – November 13, 2022

The exhibition, "AS I AM" consists of a suite of paintings from the artist's first solo exhibition, "AT THE FEET OF MOUNTAINS", and two new large commissioned paintings, using historic images and people ... read more




06 Cajsa TNCajsa von Zeipel

November 29, 2021 – November 13, 2022

Cajsa von Zeipel (b. 1983, Gothenburg, Sweden / lives and works in New York, NY) works between desire, seduction, and the grotesque to defy traditional representations of gender. Her silicone sculptures ... read more




09 HB TNHernan Bas

November 30, 2020 – August 28, 2022

Hernan Bas (b. 1978, Miami, FL / lives and works in Miami, FL, and Detroit, MI) is one of South Florida’s most celebrated artists. Bas’ work incorporates romantic and classical images... read more




08 NB TNNatalie Ball

November 30, 2020 – September 4, 2022

Three sculptural paintings created with a wide breadth of materials including animal hides, horsehair, quilts, acrylic and canvas are on view by the Chiloquin, Oregon based artist Natalie Ball... read more




Inaugural Exhibition11 KH TN
December 4, 2019 - November 18, 2020

The Rubell Museum announced that its new campus will open on December 4, 2019 with a museum-wide installation of works that chronicle key artists, moments, and movements in vital arts centers .... Read More




Amoako Boafo: 2019 Artist-in-ResidenceAB square 01
December 4, 2019 - November 18, 2020

Amoako Boafo was born in 1984 in Accra, Ghana and lives in Vienna, Austria, where he is currently studying at the Academy of Fine Arts. Amoako is a figurative painter in the realm of .... Read More




PY squarePurvis Young
December 3, 2018 - June 22, 2019

Upset with the injustices he witnessed daily, and emboldened by civil rights activists, anti-war protesters and art activists, Purvis Young (American,1943-2010) began, in the early 1970s, to create his own.... Read More




NA squareNew Acquisitions
December 3, 2018 - June 22, 2019

New Acquisitions presents paintings, sculptures, and installations by 20 artists; all of the works were acquired in the last two years. Each artist featured is represented by multiple works, exhibited in individual.... Read More




AZ squareAllison Zuckerman: Stranger in Paradise
December 6, 2017 - August 25, 2018

Allison Zuckerman, the foundation's 2017 artist-in-residence, has created large format paintings and sculptures using the foundation’s main gallery as her studio this summer. These new works take.... Read More




SH squareStill Human
December 6, 2017 - August 25, 2018

​Still Human confronts the complex consequences of the digital revolution and recent technological developments as they redefine the human condition. Twenty-five artists working across a range of mediums... Read More




NS 01New Shamans
November 30, 2016 - August 25, 2017

Inspired by the Rubells’ extensive research trips to Belo Horizonte, São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, New Shamans/Novos Xamãs occupies the Foundation’s entire ground floor. Through installations... Read More




HA 01High Anxiety
November 30, 2016 - August 25, 2017

High Anxiety: New Acquisitions presents selections of artworks from 32 artists acquired since 2014, many of whom explore polarizing social and political concerns through a broad spectrum... Read More




Getty 01Video Art in Latin America: Selections from Brazil 
November 30, 2016 - August 25, 2017

Video Art in Latin America is an exhibition and research project that maps the emergence and development of video art across approximately two dozen artistic centers in Latin America... Read More




December 2, 2015 - July 30, 2016

NO MAN’S LAND: Women Artists from the Rubell Family Collection focus on and celebrate work made by more than a hundred female artists of different generations, cultures and disciplines... Read More




THATOTo Have and to Hold
December 3, 2014 - May 30, 2015

To Have and to Hold occupies 20 galleries and is a celebration of the Rubells’ history of collecting art. Starting with the late 1970s it offers a loose chronology of early as well as recent... Read More




articlehead-zhu-Jinshi-0128 Chinese 
December 4, 2013 - August 1, 2014

28 Chinese is the culmination of the Rubells’ six research trips to China between 2001 and 2012 where they visited one hundred artists’ studios in Beijing, Chengdu, Guangzhou, Hangzhou,... Read More




at-squareAlone Together
December 5, 2012 - August 2, 2013

Alone Together explores a paradox: artists often work in isolation in their studios, but they are almost always seen and defined in relation to a greater whole. Whether it is called a movement,... Read More




om-squareOscar Murillo: work
December 5, 2012 - August 2, 2013

Oscar Murillo: work is the artist's first solo exhibition in the United States. It is comprised of paintings made by the artist in the summer of 2012 during a five-week residency at the... Read More




November 30, 2011 - July 27, 2012

In our efforts to understand the America we live in today, we turn toward contemporary art and artists. The 64 artists in American Exuberance, all citizens or residents of this country, are keen... Read More




hsnHow Soon Now
December 1, 2010 - August 26, 2011

How Soon Now features over thirty of the worldʼs most compelling contemporary artists including Cecily Brown, Thea Djordjadze, Huan Yong Ping, Matthew Day Jackson, Analia Saban,... Read More




December 1, 2010 - August 26, 2011

Time Capsule, Age 13 to 21: The Contemporary Art Collection of Jason Rubell is an exhibition that Jason Rubell first curated for his college thesis at Duke University in 1991.... Read More




bbsBeg Borrow and Steal
December 2, 2009 - August 27, 2010

In 2005 the Rubells had a series of conversations with artists Kelly Walker and Wade Guyton, who talked about the generosity of some artists in the nature of their work. Walker and Guyton... Read More




30A TN 1130 Americans
December 3, 2008 - May 30, 2009

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... Read More