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October 9, 2021 – January 17, 2022 

30 Americans features an incredible “Who’s Who” list from among the most acclaimed Black artists of the last few decades, including Nick Cave, Glenn Ligon, Lorna Simpson, Mickalene Thomas, and Kehinde Wiley. 
 
These artists explore identity, triumph, tragedy, pride, prejudice, and wit in a provocative exhibition united by one nation and distinguished by 30 experiences. Being American is only one aspect of these artists’ identities, and their understanding of what that means is as varied as the art on view. Their work provides a dynamic showcase of contemporary art offering an intersectional series of varying gender, sexuality, and class perspectives.
 
This exhibition asks viewers to consider our places in this country. What you see is both part of a national conversation and an opportunity to contemplate the issues that shape our own communities.
 
Traveling throughout the United States for a decade with each museum tailoring its own selection of works, 30 Americans has helped fuel the drive to fill historical gaps in American museum collections.
 
Organized by the Rubell Museum.

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Sponsorship benefits are fully customizable and designed to provide you visibility and access that maximizes the impact of your charitable investment. As a sponsor of 30 Americans, you will enjoy unique and exclusive opportunities to be a part of the art experience.

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803-343-2210

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Image at top:

William Pope.L
The Great White Way, 22 miles, 9 years, 1 street, 2001-2002
Digital video, Ed. 1/5
Duration: 5 min.
© William Pope.L. Courtesy Rubell Museum, Miami