REMIX

February 5 - May 3, 2016

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REMIX highlights the practice among many African-American artists of refashioning themes, ideas, and objects in new ways.

The Columbia Museum of Art presents a groundbreaking exhibition that includes a wide variety of work dating from the early 20th century to the present. REMIX highlights the practice among many African-American artists of retelling or refashioning themes, ideas, and objects in new ways and from their own unique perspective. Indeed, the title REMIX is a reference to how African-American musicians sample other music by quoting it in new musical works, and this same process goes on in the visual arts. REMIX will not only impress viewers with highly creative objects, it will invite discussion about history and how artists create entirely new works. 

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Artists in the Exhibition

Amalia Amaki 
Benny Andrews
Radcliffe Bailey
Richmond Barthé 
Romare Bearden
Tarleton Blackwell
Chakaia Booker
iona rozeal brown
Elizabeth Catlett 
Willie Cole
Robert Colescott
Renee Cox
Willis "Bing" Davis
Krista Franklin
Maren Hassinger
Damond Howard 
Terry K. Hunter
William Johnson
Jacob Lawrence
Glenn Ligon
Juan Logan
Whitfield Lovell 
Beverly McIver
Fahamu Pecou
Michaela Pilar Brown
Colin Quashie
Betye Saar 
Joyce Scott
Lorenzo Scott
Renée Stout 
Mickalene Thomas
Bob Thompson 
Leo Twiggs
Unknown French Artist
Kara Walker
Nari Ward 
Charles White
Kehinde Wiley
Antoine Williams
Hale Woodruff

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Personalized tours are a wonderful way to get the most out of your museum visit. The CMA is a great place for group trips and is fully accessible.  

Check out our multimedia tour
Take a look at our multimedia TAP tour for the exhibition, then come on in and see the works yourself! Tours are available on your smart device (we can lend you some headphones), or you may check out an iPod for free to access the tours while you're here.

Download children's activities here.

From the Exhibition

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Rock.Well (Radiant, Pop, Champ) (after Norman Rockwell’s Triple Self Portrait)

Fahamu Pecou

Rock.Well (Radiant, Pop, Champ) (after Norman Rockwell’s Triple Self Portrait) (2010)

Fahamu Pecou

(b. 1975)

Acrylic on canvas, 48 x 48 in.

Private Collection, New Jersey

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Saint Paul

Kehinde Wiley

Saint Paul (2014)

Kehinde Wiley

22 karat gold leaf and oil on wood panel

On loan from a Private Lender

© Kehinde Wiley

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Boy With a Gun

Joyce Scott

Boy With a Gun (1995)

Joyce Scott

Glass and plastic beads, wire, fabric, thread, wood, and pennies

30 x25 x 20 in

Weatherspoon Art Museum, University of North Carolina

Greensboro, NC

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Erzulie Dreams

Renée Stout

Erzulie Dreams (1992)

Renée Stout

Mixed Media

63’H x 23”W x 18”D

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond. Kathleen Boone Samuels Memorial Fund.

Photo: Travis Fullerton

©Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

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Amazing Grace

Beverly McIver

Amazing Grace (2000)

Beverly McIver

Oil on canvas, 48 x 36 in

Weatherspoon

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a3 blackface #65

iona rozeal brown

a3 blackface #65

iona rozeal brown

Acrylic on paper, 85 x 59 in.

Gift of the artist.

Spelman College, Atlanta, GA, 2003.1

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Fahamu Pecou - Behind the Canvas

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REMIX artist Fahamu Pecou recently gave a talk at the CMA. Pecou is a visual artist and scholar whose works combine observations on hip-hop, fine art and popular culture.

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REMIXing the Entire Museum

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There is many a day where I, like most Columbians, yearn to be outdoors enjoying the gorgeous weather. Today was not one of those days.

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Dr. Bobby Donaldson's Lecture on REMIX

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A scholar of southern history and African-American life and culture in the 19th and 20th centuries, Dr. Donaldson’s research...

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REMIX Lecture: Jonell Logan

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Independent Curator and Consultant Jonell Logan spoke about the themes that shape modern and contemporary African-American art in a lecture at the CMA on February 10. You can hear the full hour-long talk here.

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The CMA would like to thank the following sponsors:

Foundation Sponsor

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Presented by

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Supporting Sponsors

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  • Susan Thorpe and John Baynes
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Patrons

  • Mr. and Mrs. Luther J. Battiste, III
  • Dr. and Mrs. Charles S. Bryan
  • Allen and Gladys Coles
  • Sheila and Tony DiCioccio
  • Richland County Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and the Fortitude Foundation
  • Walda C. Wildman, CPA, LLC.