N.C. Museum of Art Presents Work by Leading Contemporary African American Artists

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RALEIGH, NC.- The North Carolina Museum of Art presents 30 Americans, an exhibition of work by many significant contemporary African American artists, in its Meymandi Exhibition Gallery in East Building, March 19 through September 4, 2011. Organized by the internationally known Rubell Family Collection, the exhibition features 75 works of art from the last three decades and includes painting, drawing, photography, video, sculpture, and mixed-media installations. 30 Americans brings together both established and emerging artists whose work explores issues of race, gender, identity, history, and popular culture. By featuring seminal figures such as Jean-Michel Basquiat and Robert Colescott alongside rising stars like Hank Willis Thomas and Kehinde Wiley, 30 Americans also highlights artistic legacy and influence, and illustrates how an earlier generation of African American artists has influenced a new generation