Tuesday, May 25, 2021

30 Americans Art Exhibit is Presented by the Arlington Museum of Art

The Arlington Museum of Art is proud to announce it’s exhibition for the summerof 2021, 30 Americans. This will be the second exhibition that the AMA has received from the renowned Rubell Museum (the first being Keith Haring: Against All Odds, one of the most successful exhibits in AMA’s history). 30 Americans showcases works by 30 emerging and established African American artists of the last three decades.

“The second collaboration with the Rubell Museum in Miami, solidifies our relationship and allowsus to bring important art to the North Texas region. The exhibit will push the limits of our space and returning visitors will be surprised by the scale and scope of the exhibit while introducing them to new galleries. Including a variety of styles and a broad array of visual art, there's something for everyone in this exhibit. We decided to bring this exhibit to Arlington to provide more individual access to art that will inspire and engage ever growing audiences” says AMA Board President Dr. Christopher Hightower.

This acclaimed exhibition focuses on issues of race, sexuality, gender and historical identity in contemporary culture while exploring the powerful influence of artistic legacy and community across generations. Curated by the Rubell Museum, the exhibit includes works by Jean-Michel Basquiat, Mickalene Thomas, Kara Walker, Carrie Mae Weems, and Kehinde Wiley. The exhibition features works from a variety of mediums including painting, sculpture, photography, video, and installation. While some works probe the notion of racial and social difference in a candid manner, others evoke universal concepts and emotions using a sophisticated blend of visual beauty, humor, and irony.

“This is an important exhibit that will undoubtedly spark conversation about race in America. It comes at a time when race and social justice issues are at the top of people's minds on a day to day basis. We are proud to present this profound exhibit that highlights the most important African-American artists since 1990” says 30 Americans Committee Chair and CEO for the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Tonya Veasey.

Mera Rubell, of the Rubell Museum, states that “30 Americans is a celebration of the artists we collected over a 30 year period and their work never stops addressing the common humanity in all of us. The Keith Haring exhibition was the first of our collaborations with the Arlington Museum of Art and now we are excited to continue with 30 Americans." Likewise, the AMA is thrilled to continue their relationship with the Rubell and bring this remarkable exhibit to DFW.

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