Exhibition: Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic

Presented by Destination Toledo

Venue: Toledo Museum of Art

City: Toledo

Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic offers an overview of the artist's prolific 14-year career. His signature portraits of everyday men and women riff on paintings by Old Masters, replacing European aristocrats in those paintings with contemporary black subjects and drawing attention to the absence of African Americans from historical and cultural narratives. The exhibition also features a selection from the artist's ongoing World Stage project, which he started in 2006 by establishing a satellite studio in Beijing; several bronze portrait busts and new stained glass "paintings."

The touring exhibition is organized by Eugenie Tsai, the John and Barbara Vogelstein Curator of Contemporary Art at the Brooklyn Museum where it was shown last year (Feb. 20-May 24, 2015). The tour schedule includes the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth (Sept. 20, 2015-Jan. 10, 2016), the Seattle Art Museum (Feb. 11-May 8, 2016) and the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (June 3-Sept. 5, 2016) as well as TMA. The Toledo showing is presented in part by Welltower with additional support from 2017 Exhibition Program Sponsor ProMedica, KeyBank, and the Ohio Arts Council. Free admission. Read More

  • February 10, 2017 – May 14, 2017
  • Sat Apr 29 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Sun Apr 30 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
  • Tue May 02 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
  • Wed May 03 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
  • Thu May 04 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM
  • Fri May 05 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM
  • Sat May 06 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Sun May 07 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
  • Tue May 09 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
  • Wed May 10 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
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