Jul 22—Dec 31, 2017
In a unique institutional collaboration, The Studio Museum in Harlem and Carnegie Museum of Art present a group exhibition at CMOA in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania with works by forty artists, twenty from each collection. Responding to a tumultuous and deeply divided moment in our nation’s history, 20/20 mines both collections to offer a metaphoric picture of America today. Spanning nearly one hundred years—from 1920s photographs by James VanDerZee to recent works by Kerry James Marshall, Ellen Gallagher and Collier Schorr—20/20 provides a critical opportunity to prompt conversations about the necessity of art during times of social and political transformation.
The exhibition unfolds through a thematic exploration of the foundations of our national condition, ultimately championing the critical role of art in political and individual expression. Taken together, the artworks in this unprecedented collaboration offer multiple pathways for reflection and interpretation, allowing visitors to meditate on the long, complex history of our country.
This exhibition is organized by Carnegie Museum of Art in partnership with The Studio Museum in Harlem and curated by Eric Crosby, Richard Armstrong Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at Carnegie Museum of Art, and Amanda Hunt, former Associate Curator, The Studio Museum in Harlem, and now Director of Education and Public Programs, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles.
Please note that this exhibition is on view in Pittsburgh at Carnegie Museum of Art.