Select Art Exhibitions in 2017

This page, Select Art Exhibitions in 2017, highlights African American exhibitions across the country. Select Art Exhibitions in 2017 will be updated regularly by either adding newly discovered exhibitions or removing those that are approaching their expiration date. The goal of this featured page is to provide a select, but comprehensive coverage of current exhibitions.

Austin, Texas
The Contemporary Austin, Wangechi Mutu on view September 23, 2017 through January 14, 2018.
Wangechi Mutu, This second Dreamer, 2017. Patinated bronze and wood. 8 1/2 x 14 3/4 x 16 1/4 inches. Edition of 3, 2 AP. Collection of the Linda Pace Foundation, San Antonio, Texas. Artwork © Wangechi Mutu. Image courtesy the artist and Gladstone Gallery, New York and Brussels. Photograph by David Regen.

 Baltimore, Maryland
The Baltimore Museum of Art, Front Room: Njideka Akunyili Crosby on view October 25, 2017 through March 18, 2018.

The Baltimore Museum of Art, Spiral Play: Loving in the '80s (Al Loving) on view October 18, 2017 through April 15, 2018.

Al Loving. Barbara in Spiral Heaven. 1989.
Courtesy the Estate of Al Loving and Garth Greenan Gallery, New York.

Baton Rouge, Louisiana
LSU Museum of Art at the Shaw Center for the Arts, Broken Time: Sculpture by Martin Payton on view through February 11, 2018.

Charlotte, North Carolina
The Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture, The Darryl Atwell Collection of African-American Art on view July 22, 2017 through January 22, 2018.

The Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture, Immortal: A New Series by Miya Bailey on view July 22, 2017 through January 22, 2018.
Miya Bailey. Reproduction photo credit: Philippe Bertrand
                                                     
                                                                 Gainesville, Georgia
Simmons Visual Arts Center, Presidents Gallery, Brenau University, Kevin Cole: Conversation with my Past on view through November 16, 2017. 

Houston, Texas
The Houston Museum of African American Culture, The Telling and the Told: The Art of David McGee on view  through January 12, 2018.

 Los Angeles, California 
California African American Museum, Lezley Saar: Salon des Refusés on view through February 18, 2018. 

California African American MuseumWe Wanted a Revolution: Black Radical Women, 1965 - 85 on view through January 14, 2018.  

Hauser and Wirth, Ellen Gallagher: Accidental Records on view through January 28, 2018.
Watts Towers Arts Center, Sankofa: La Monte Westmoreland on view through March 4, 2018 (Charles Mingus Gallery).



Marfa, Texas
Kruger Gallery, Patrick Earl Hammie: Birth Throes on view through September 22, 2018.

Montclair, New Jersey
Montclair Art MuseumPhilemona Williamson: Metaphorical Narratives on view through January 7, 2018.

New Orleans, Louisiana
Ogden Museum of Southern Art, Solidary & Solitary: The Joyner/Giuffrida Collection on view through January 21, 2018.

New York, New York
De Buck Gallery, Rashaad Newsome: Reclaiming Our Time on view through December 9, 2017.

Galerie LeLong & Co., McArthur Binion: Route One: Box Two on view October 26 through December 9, 2017.  

Ryan Lee Gallery, Emma Amos: Black Bodies on view through December 16, 2017.

Studio Museum in Harlem, Fictions on view through January 7, 2018.

Studio Museum in Harlem, Their Own Harlems on view through January 7, 2018.

Tilton GalleryDerrick Adams: Figures in the Urban Landscape on view through January 6, 2018.

Providence, Rhode Island
David Winton Bell Gallery, Brown University, Melvin Edwards: Festivals, Funerals, and New Life on view through February 11, 2018.   
Melvin Edwards, Homage to Almamy Samory "Keletigui" Toure, 2016, Welded steel

Purchase, New York
Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase College, Romare Bearden: Abstraction on view through December 22, 2017. 
Romare Bearden, River Mist, 1962, Mixed media, 54 x 40 inches,
Romare Bearden Foundation, Courtesy of DC Moore Gallery, NY,
Art © Romare Bearden Foundation/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY




Savannah, Georgia
SCAD Museum of Art, Jacob Lawrence: Lines of Influence on view through February 4, 2018. 
Jacob Lawrence, "The Card Game," tempera on board, 19" x 23½", 1953.
Gift of Dr. Walter O. and Mrs. Linda J. Evans. SCAD Museum of Art Permanent Collection.
© 2017 Jacob and Gwendolyn Knight Lawrence Foundation,
Seattle/Artists Rights Society, New York.

Washington, D. C.
National Gallery of Art, Carrie Mae Weems: Kitchen Table Series on view May 18, 2018.

National Museum of Women in the Arts, Magnetic Fields: Expanding American Abstraction, 1960s to Today on view through January 21, 2018.
Mary Lovelace O’Neal, Racism is Like Rain, Either it’s Raining or it’s Gathering Somewhere, 1993;
Acrylic on canvas, 86 x 138 in.; Mott-Warsh Collection, Flint, Michigan; © Mary Lovelace O’Neal

Williamsburg, Virginia
Muscarelle Museum of Art, College of William and Mary,  Fred Eversley, 50 Years an Artist: Light & Space & Energy on view through December 10, 2017. 

Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, Sonya Clark: Entanglements on view through January 8, 2018. 

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