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30 Americans

Coming to Albuquerque Museum in October 2020

30 Americans: The Rubell Family Collection

October 3, 2020 to January 3, 2021

Rashid Johnson, The New Negro Escapist Social and Athletic Club

The New Negro Escapist Social and Athletic Club (Thurgood), 2008, Lambda print, ed. 2/5, 69 x 55 1/2 in. (175.3 x 141 cm), Rubell Family Collection, acquired in 2008. Courtesy of Rubell Family Collection.

The exhibition will be on view in Gallery 1.


About the Rubell Museum and this traveling exhibition.

Details subject to change.


30 Americans showcases works by many of the most important African American artists of the last three decades. This provocative exhibition focuses on issues of racial, sexual, and historical identity in contemporary culture while exploring the powerful influence of artistic legacy and community across generations. All of the artworks in the exhibition are from the Rubells’ permanent collection.

Artists in the exhibition

Nina Chanel Abney
John Bankston
Jean-Michel Basquiat
Mark Bradford
Nick Cave
Robert Colescott
Noah Davis
Leonardo Drew
Renée Green
David Hammons
Barkley L. Hendricks
Rashid Johnson
Glenn Ligon
Kalup Linzy
Kerry James Marshall
Rodney McMillian
Wangechi Mutu
William Pope.L
Gary Simmons
Xaviera Simmons
Lorna Simpson
Shinique Smith
Henry Taylor
Hank Willis Thomas
Mickalene Thomas
Kara Walker
Carrie Mae Weems
Kehinde Wiley
Purvis Young

A comprehensive 224 page hardcover exhibition catalog with essays by Robert Hobbs, Glenn Ligon, Franklin Sirmans, and Michele Wallace will be available.