56° F

Milwaukee Art Museum to showcase black artists

Published On: May 27 2013 01:24:37 PM CDT
Updated On: May 27 2013 01:24:54 PM CDT

The Milwaukee Art Museum is opening two exhibits featuring the work of African American artists exploring identity in contemporary America.

"30 Americans" includes nearly 80 paintings, sculptures, photographs, installations, and digital media art. The pieces tackle issues around race, religion, gender, sexuality, and cultural identity.

The 31 artists involved include Nina Chanel Abney, John Bankston, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Mark Bradford and Nick Cave.

The exhibit is organized by the Rubell Family Collection in Miami.

The museum is also featuring 30 works by 30 black artists from Wisconsin entitled "Wisconsin 30." The artists include Marlon Banks, Reginald Baylor, Tyanna Buie, Evelyn Patricia Terry and Della Wells.

Both exhibitions run June 14 through Sept. 8.


    Events calendar

    Looking for something to do? Visit Channel 3000's events section featuring dining, food, music and family-friendly events throughout Madison and the surrounding area.

  • Get your weather app and WISC-TV3 deliver local forecasts, live radar, school closings and alerts for Madison and South Central Wisconsin to iOS or Android devices.

  • Learn more about WISC-TV

    Meet the News 3 staff, learn about our newscasts, search our job postings and find out how to contact us.