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.

Reginald F. Lewis Museum,  Maryland Collects: Jacob Lawrence on view through January 7, 2017. 

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.

Boston, Massachusetts
University Hall Gallery, UMass Boston, Richard Yarde: Portraits on view through October  27, 2017. 
Yarde, Zora ,2008, watercolor on paper, 46"x 33 1/4"framed.
Courtesy of the artist's estate.
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
                                                College Park, Maryland
David C. Driskell Center, University of Maryland, The Last Ten Years: In Focus on view September 7 through November 18, 2017.

Gainesville, Georgia
Simmons Visual Arts Center, Presidents Gallery, Brenau University, Kevin Cole: Conversation with my Past on view through November 16, 2017. 

 Los Angeles, California
California African American Museum, Face to Face: Los Angeles Collects Portraiture on view July 12 through October 8, 2017.
 Amy Sherald, Pythatgore (detail), 2016. Oil on canvas, 54 "x 43", Collection of Arthur Lewis and Hau Nguyen, courtesy the artist and Monique Meloche Gallery, Chicago
California African American Museum, Intersections: Caribbean and Brazilizn Art from the Permanent Collection on view through October 8, 2017.

The Museum of African-American Art, Bernard Stanley Hoyes: Evolving Art Practice, Rags to the Revival Series on view July 2 through September 24, 2017.

Watts Towers Arts Center, Sankofa: La Monte Westmoreland on view through March 4, 2018 (Charles Mingus Gallery).

Louisville, Kentucky 
Speed Art Museum, Southern Accent: Seeking the American South in Contemporary Art on view April 30 through October 14, 2017. Catalogue.

Amy Sherald, High Yella Masterpiece: We Ain’t No Cotton Pickin’ Negroes, 2011
Oil on canvas, 59" x 69".  Included in

Southern Accent: Seeking the American South in Contemporary Art

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

June Kelly Gallery, Philemona Williamson: Hovering Tales: New Paintings on view October 13 through November 14, 2017.
Philemona Williamson, Round About Midnight, 2014.
Oil on linen, 48"x  60"

Lisson Gallery, Stanley Whitney: Drawings on view through October 21, 2017.
Stanley Whitney, Untitled, 1990. Crayon on paper, 47.1 x 58.9 cm, 18 1/2 x 23 1/4 in

Michael Rosenfeld Gallery, Barbara Chase-Riboud Malcolm X: Complete on view through November 4, 2017. 
Barbara Chase-Riboud
Malcolm X #16, 2016
bronze with red patina, silk, wool, polished cotton and
synthetic fibers with steel support

92" x 32" x 30"

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

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

North Adams, Massachusetts
Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, Nick Cave: Until on view October 15, 2016 through October 14, 2017.

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Carnegie Museum of Art, 20/20: The Studio Museum in Harlem and Carnegie Museum of Art on view through December 31, 2017.

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.

Storrs, Connecticut
University of Connecticut Art, Contemporary Art Galleries, William Villalongo: Outside My Name or Through Other Eyes on view through October 13, 2017.
NYMPH #57, 2012, 12 x 9 in. Sheet 16¼ x 13 ¼ in. Frame

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

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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