Great news! The Honolulu Museum of Art has announced that they are extending their showing of the widely acclaimed exhibition 30 Americans! Originally slated to run from February – June 2020, the bulk of which saw the museum close due to COVID-19, this gorgeous and incredibly timely exhibit will now be available for the public to enjoy from the museums reopening on July 16 until September 6, 2020.
From the Honolulu Museum of Art:
Honolulu Museum of Art presents the celebrated exhibition 30 Americans, featuring works by 30 contemporary artists connected through their African-American cultural history. Drawn entirely from the collection of the Rubell Museum in Miami, Florida, the exhibition includes some of the most recognized and influential figures in the art world from the past four decades, such as Jean-Michel Basquiat, Mark Bradford, Nick Cave, Lorna Simpson, Mickalene Thomas, Kara Walker, Carrie Mae Weems, and Kehinde Wiley.
Conceived by the Rubell Museum in Miami, Florida, and drawn entirely from their renowned collection, the exhibition has traveled across the United States for the past ten years to great acclaim. HoMA’s presentation of 30 Americans features 40 objects carefully selected for our venue, and installed throughout 8,000 square feet of gallery space. Works in painting, sculpture, installation, photography, and video bring focus to timely, challenging, and thought-provoking issues related to racial, ethnic, and gender identity; representation of the body; and the significance of cultural heritage and history.