Yesterday during our DISCO block, students and faculty engaged in discussions related to four of the images included in the “30 Americans” exhibit currently installed at the DIA. We explore ways in which art can provide a vehicle of “courageous conversation.”
The exhibit is here through January 18 and is a ticketed event. The best news is that the first weekend of December and January are FREE! So reserve your tickets and take your friends and family down to Detroit for a thought-provoking experience driven by artists in our nation. Here’s the exhibit description:
Identity, triumph, tragedy, pride, prejudice, humor and wit. 30 Americans: An exhibition bound by one nation and divided by 30 experiences. A dynamic showcase of contemporary art by African American artists, this exhibition explores issues of racial, political, historical and gender identity in contemporary culture. See more than 50 paintings, sculptures, installations, photographs and video drawn from the Rubell Family Collection, created by many of the most important African American artists working over the past 30 years, including Kerry James Marshall, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Kara Walker, Nick Cave, Kehinde Wiley, Carrie Mae Weems, Robert Colescott, Glenn Ligon and Lorna Simpson.
Tickets here. See you in Detroit!