The Whitney Presents a Mid-Career Retrospective of Groundbreaking New York Artist

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NEW YORK. N.Y.- This spring, the Whitney Museum of American Art presents the first comprehensive mid-career retrospective of Glenn Ligon (b. 1960), widely regarded as one of the most important and influential American artists to have emerged in the past two decades. Organized by Whitney curator Scott Rothkopf, in close collaboration with the artist, the exhibition surveys twenty-five years of Ligon’s work, from his student days in the Whitney Independent Study Program until the present. The exhibition will travel to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, where it will be on view from October 2011 to January 2012, and to the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, where it will appear early next year. Glenn Ligon: AMERICA features