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Installation view, "Black American Portraits," Los Angeles County Museum of Art, photo © Museum Associates/LACMA.
Installation view, "Black American Portraits," Los Angeles County Museum of Art, photo © Museum Associates/LACMA.
Los Angeles, Mid-Wilshire

Black American Portraits

LACMA's "Black American Portraits" refocuses the lens of portraiture to highlight Black American subjects and spaces.

November 7, 2021 - April 17, 2022

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) is presenting “Black American Portraits” through April 17. Co-curated by Christine Y. Kim the LACMA Curator of Contemporary Art and Spelman College Museum of Fine Art’s executive director Liz Andres, with support from Breanne Bradley, Curatorial Assistant, Contemporary Art at LACMA, the presentation comprises around 140 artworks from the museum’s collection, refocusing the lens of portraiture to highlight Black American subjects and spaces. The works on view span over two centuries, through the periods like the Harlem Renaissance, the Civil Rights era, and the Black Power movement, organized into themed sections like family, legacy, memory, myth, futurism, and more. Featuring names like Kahlil Joseph, Charles Gaines, Tavares Strachan, Kerry James Marshall, and Augusta Savage, “Black American Portraits'' was first conceived to accompany the “Obama Portraits Tour” of Kehinde Wiley’s portrait Barack Obama and Michelle LaVaughn Robinson Obama by Amy Sherald, which closed on January 2.

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Nov 7 - Apr 17
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Black American Portraits
LACMA's "Black American Portraits" refocuses the lens of portraiture to highlight Black American subjects and spaces.

Exhibitions

Los Angeles, Mid-Wilshire |Exhibitions

Futurition

Gabriela Ruiz’s “Futurition” takes viewers inside the mind of the artist through a series of sculptural paintings, video works, and soundscapes.

Brian Wills

OCHI’s exhibition of Brian Wills debuts 12 new wall-hanging works that have been placed strategically throughout the gallery.

Raqib Shaw: Tales from an Urban Garden

Raqib Shaw’s “Tales from an Urban Garden” comprises a series of works inspired by memories of his mother’s garden.

Digital Combines

Honor Fraser Gallery’s “Digital Combines” centers Claudia Hart’s concept of the same name, featuring artworks by Hart and eight other artists.

Tori Wrånes: Mussel Tears

Tori Wrånes utilizes her synesthesia to create physical works of art, exemplified in the exhibition "Mussel Tears" at Shulamit Nazarian.

Phyllida Barlow: glimpse

Phyllida Barlow’s “glimpse” features new large-scale works responding to Hauser & Wirth’s home in the historic Globe Mills complex.

Gary Simmons: Remembering Tomorrow

Hauser & Wirth is presenting its first exhibition of Gary Simmons titled "Remembering Tomorrow," on view through May 22, 2022.

Pipilotti Rist: Big Heartedness, Be My Neighbor

“Big Heartedness, Be My Neighbor” spans the practice of the artist Pipilotti Rist from the 1980s to the present day.

Samara Golden: Guts

Inaugurating Night Gallery’s new space at 2050 Imperial Street is Samara Golden’s exhibition “Guts,” open through March 26.

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