Ellen Gallagher, DeLuxe, 2004–05, a portfolio of 60 etchings with photogravure, spitbite, collage, laser cutter, laser peeling, silkscreen, offset lithography, handpainting, and plasticine sculptural additions, 13 × 10 1/2 inches each (33 × 26.7 cm), edition of 20, installation view at the Whitney Museum of Art, New York © Ellen Gallagher.

"20/20: The Studio Museum in Harlem and Carnegie Museum of Art" at theCarnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

July 22 through December 31, 2017.

Founded in 1968, The Studio Museum in Harlem is internationally known for its catalytic role in championing the works of artists of African descent. In a unique collaboration, curators Eric Crosby (Carnegie Museum of Art) and Amanda Hunt (The Studio Museum in Harlem) conceived a group exhibition with works by 20 artists each drawn from their museums’s collections.

Highlighting a diverse array of makers and media, "20/20" offers a metaphoric picture of America by foregrounding artworks that address challenging notions of identity and social inequality in art and life across the 20th century and into the 21st. The exhibition allows for focused interpretation of artworks around specific themes of democracy, labor and economy, the American landscape, spiritual and artistic introspection, and forms of political resistance. "20/20" presents a critical opportunity to prompt conversations in the museum, the city of Pittsburgh, and beyond about the necessity of art at a time of social and political transformation.

A range of public programs and educational initiatives activate the critical themes and artworks in "20/20," including a writing collaboration with City of Asylum, community conversations in the galleries with By Any Means, artist talks, docent tours and workshops, special activities for educators, and more.


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