Premiere of 30 Americans (October 1, 2011–February 12, 2012) at the Corcoran Gallery of Art and College of Art + Design
30 Americans (October 1, 2011–February 12, 2012) is a
wide-ranging survey of work by many of the most important African
American artists of the last three decades. Selected from the Rubell
Family Collection, the exhibition brings together seminal figures such
as Jean-Michel Basquiat and David Hammons with younger and emerging
artists such as Kehinde Wiley and Shinique Smith. Often provocative and
confrontational, 30 Americans focuses on artistic community as well as
issues of racial, sexual, and historical identity in contemporary
culture. For more information on 30 Americans, please visit www.corcoran.org/30Americans.
The Corcoran Gallery of Art and College of Art + Design’s Visiting Artist program brings artists, scholars, and critics to the Corcoran to interact with students and other members of the Corcoran community. Each one-day visit includes intensive in-class interactions focusing on critical discussion and the exchange of ideas, as well as a FREE public lecture that highlights the visiting artist’s work and the role the artist plays in contemporary society.
Corcoran Gallery of Art and College of Art + Design
500 Seventeenth Street NW
Washington, D.C. 20006