Group Exhibition
16 January 2019–15 August 2021

Kehinde Wiley features in 'Black Refractions: Highlights from The Studio Museum in Harlem'

The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, USA

Kehinde Wiley features in the major traveling exhibition ‘Black Refractions: Highlights from The Studio Museum in Harlem’. The exhibition is a partnership between The Studio Museum in Harlem and The American Federation of Arts (AFA) and includes over one hundred works by an international group of artists from the 1920’s to the present. The exhibition is showing at the following institutions across the USA: The Museum of the African Diaspora, San Francisco, CA (January 16 – April 14, 2019); Gibbes Museum of Art, Charleston, SC (May 24 – August 18, 2019); Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, MI (September 13 – December 8, 2019); Smith College Museum of Art, Northampton, MA (January 17 – April 12, 2020); Utah Museum of Fine Arts, Salt Lake City, UT (January 23–April 11, 2021) and Frye Art Museum, Seattle, WA (May 22–August 15, 2021).

At each institution the presentation will be reconfigured to reflect the concerns of local institutions and audiences. Together this landmark project surveys nearly a century of the vital contributions of artists of African descent, presenting the plurality of narratives of Black artistic production and multiple approaches to understanding these works. Included in the exhibition is Kehinde Wiley's painting ‘Conspicuous Fraud Series #1 (Eminence)’, 2001.

Artists in the exhibition include: Derrick Adams, Terry Adkins, Njideka Akunyili Crosby, Charles Alston, Benny Andrews, Romare Bearden, Dawoud Bey, McArthur Binion, Betty Blayton-Taylor, Chakaia Booker, Frank Bowling, Mark Bradford, Jordan Casteel, Elizabeth Catlett, LeRoy Clarke, Willie Cole, Eldzier Cortor, Noah Davis, Beauford Delaney, Thornton Dial, Leonardo Drew, Melvin Edwards, Meschac Gaba, Sam Gilliam, David Hammons, Lyle Ashton Harris, Maren Hassinger, Barkley L. Hendricks, Richard Hunt, Clementine Hunter, Juliana Huxtable, Steffani Jemison, Loïs Mailou Jones, Isaac Julien, Titus Kaphar, Seydou Keïta, Jacob Lawrence, Hughie Lee-Smith, Norman Lewis, Glenn Ligon, Kalup Linzy, Tom Lloyd, Whitfield Lovell, Alvin Loving, Kerry James Marshall, Julie Mehretu, Adia Millett, Wangechi Mutu, Kori Newkirk, Otobong Nkanga, Odili Donald Odita, Chris Ofili, Lorraine O’Grady, Jennifer Packer, Howardena Pindell, Robert Pruitt, Faith Ringgold, Betye Saar, Jacolby Satterwhite, Malick Sidibé, Gary Simmons, Lorna Simpson, Shinique Smith, Henry Taylor, Alma Thomas, Hank Willis Thomas, Mickalene Thomas, Bob Thompson, Bill Traylor, James VanDerZee, Nari Ward, Carrie Mae Weems, Stanley Whitney, Jack Whitten, Kehinde Wiley, William T. Williams, Fred Wilson, Hale Woodruff, and Lynette Yiadom-Boakye.

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