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11 30 Americans Artists Select Participants in Debut Exhibition of the Contemporary Wing Gallery

The Contemporary Wing art gallery’s premier exhibition, NEXT GENERATION: Selections by Artists from the 30 Americans Collection, is on view February 4–March 10. Artists in the exhibition were selected by 30 Americans artists Nina Chanel Abney, Nick Cave, Rashid Johnson, Rodney McMillian, Gary Simmons, Xaviera Simmons, Shinique Smith, Henry Taylor, Hank Willis Thomas, Mickalene Thomas, and Carrie Mae Weems.  A catalog accompanies the exhibition with critiques by Kalia Brooks, exhibitions director at MoCADA (Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts) in Brooklyn, NY. The exhibition is being held at 1250 Ninth Street, NW, Washington, D.C. 20001.  

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Nine on the Ninth

In this special edition of "Nine on the Ninth," the monthly poetry series at Busboys & Poets hosted by Derrick Weston Brown, four poets responded to 30 Americans. Poets read a work of their choosing plus a 30-word poem written expressly for the occasion. Cave Canem Foundation, the national organization dedicated to cultivating the artistic and professional growth of African American poets, co-sponsored the event. Cave Canem Foundation was founded in 1996 by poets Toi Derricotte and Cornelius Eady as a home for the many voices of African American poetry.

Read the poems.

 

Share your inspiration

How have the artists in 30 Americans inspired you? The Washington Project for the Arts and the Corcoran Contemporaries invite you to submit your work for the chance to participate in a forum on artistic influences at Under the Influence at the Corcoran on Thursday, November 17. 30 Americans artist John Bankston is selecting the ten presenters.

October 1 Declared 30 Americans Day!

D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray has proclaimed October 1, 2011 as 30 Americans Day in celebration of the "remarkable accomplishments" this exhibition represents.

Click above to read the full proclamation




Community Partners

The Corcoran is proud to partner with Urban Artistry—a collective of dancers, artists, historians, musicians, folklorists and documentary filmmakers on a mission to preserve and continue the practice of urban dance, music and arts culture.

The Corcoran is pleased to announce a press partnership with The Root.

The Corcoran is grateful for the invaluable support and dedication
of the 30 Americans Advisory Committee

Representative Eleanor Holmes Norton, Honorary Chair
Henry Thaggert, Chairman
Holly Bass
Sharon Burton
Peggy Cooper Cafritz
Hasan M. Elahi
Julian Fore
Lisa L. Gold
Harry Hopper
Maurice Joseph
Pamela Lawton
Joff Masukawa
Gloria Nauden
Christopher Niemczewski
Judy Norrell
Michael Pollack
Lou M. Stovall
Riley Temple
Floyd Coleman, Emeritus Member 

How have the artists in 30 Americans inspired you? The Washington Project for the Arts and the Corcoran Contemporaries invite you to submit your work for the chance to participate in a juried forum on artistic influences at the Corcoran on Thursday, November 17.


30 Americans is organized by the Rubell Family Collection, Miami. The presenting sponsor at the Corcoran Gallery of Art is Altria Group.

Additional support has been provided by Morgan Stanley Smith Barney and the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, an agency supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.



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