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.

Baton Rouge, Louisiana
LSU Museum of Art at the Shaw Center for the Arts, Reflections: African American Life from the Myrna Colley-Lee Collection on view through October 1, 2017.

Boston, Massachusetts
The Institute of Contemporary Art / Boston, Nari Ward: Sun Splashed on view April 26 through September 4, 2017.

Brooklyn, New York 
Brooklyn Museum, We Wanted a Revolution: Black Radical Women, 1965–85 on view through September 17, 2017.

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
                                                     
                                                   Cincinnati, Ohio
Contemporary Arts CenterNjideka Akunyili Crosby: The Predecessors on view through October 1, 2017.
Njideka Akunyili Crosby,
Mama, Mummy and Mamma (Predecessors #2) [detail]
2014, Image courtesy of the Artist and Victoria Miro Gallery.

                                                     Kansas City, Missouri
Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Magnetic Fields: Expanding American Abstraction, 1960s to Today on view June 8 through September 17, 2017.

Little Rock, Arkansas
Hearne Fine Art, XXIX Prime on view through September 5, 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.

Craft and Folk Art Museum, Betye Saar: Keepin' It Clean on view May 28 through August 20, 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.
Bernard Hoyes, Candlelight Vigil, Oils on Canvas
Museum of African American Art

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

Miami, Florida
Griots' Art Gallery, In the Spirit of Collaboration: Sam Gilliam and Lou Stovall on view June 10 through September 30, 2017. 

New York, New York
Lehmann Maupin, Nari Ward: TILL, LIT on view through August  25, 2017.

Nari Ward, Hanging study, 2017
U.S. currency edges, acrylic paint, indelible ink, overproof white rum on wood panels, wooden saw horses, and Kraft paper
11 panels: each, 24" x 18" x 1.5", installed dimensions variable, LM25289
The New Museum, Lynette Yiadom-Boakye: Under-Song For A Cipher on view May 3 through September 3, 2017.

Studio Museum in Harlem, Rico Gatson: Icons 2007–2017 on view through August 27, 2017.

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

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Oklahoma City Museum of Art, Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic on view June 17 through September 10, 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.

Contemporary Craft, Oaths and Epithets: Works by Sonya Clark on view through August 19, 2017.


Reston, Virginia
Greater Reston Arts Center, Radcliffe Bailey: The Great Dismal Swamp on view through August 18, 2017. 
Radcliffe Bailey, Madagascar 1, 2016 

Richmond, Virginia
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, A Commitment to the Community: The Black Photographers Annual, Volume1 on view February 16 through October 3, 2017.

Washington, D C
Hill Center Galleries, Regional Juried Exhibition on view June 28 through October 1, 2017.  

National Gallery of Art, In the Tower: Theaster Gates: The Minor Arts on view through September 4, 2017. 
Theaster Gates, A Game of My Own, 2017, wood, paint, black stain, Alabama ball clay, Courtesy of the artist, White Cube, and Regen Projects.

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