Happy Anniversary

Nasher Museum celebrates five-year mark with exhibition of recently acquired works


Modern view: Lynette Yiadom-Boakye’s Tambourine.

Modern view: Lynette Yiadom-Boakye’s Tambourine. Courtesy Nasher Museum of Art


In its first five years, the Nasher Museum of Art has focused on modern and contemporary art with particular emphasis on global, emerging artists of color. The exhibition “Building the Contemporary Collection,” in celebration of the museum’s fifth anniversary, presents the most important contemporary works acquired since its founding.

Forty-two artists are featured in the exhibition, among them William Cordova, Noah Davis, Rineke Dijkstra, Marlene Dumas, David Hammons, Barkley L. Hendricks, Glenn Ligon, Christian Marclay, Zwelethu Mthethwa, Odili Donald Odita, Dario Robleto, David Salle, Gary Simmons, Xaviera Simmons, Jeff Sonhouse, Eve Sussman, Hank Willis Thomas, Mickalene Thomas, Bob Thompson, Kara Walker, Jeff Whetstone, Kehinde Wiley, Fred Wilson, and Lynette Yiadom-Boakye.

The exhibition reflects the museum’s interest in the art and culture of the African diaspora and includes works in a variety of media—painting, drawing, photography, sculpture, video, and installation. It is curated by Trevor Schoonmaker, Patsy R. and Raymond D. Nasher Curator of Contemporary Art, and is on display through mid-August.

View more images from the exhibition.



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