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Current Exhibitions

Victor Jorgensen, Refueling at Sea Shortly Before Joining Task Force 50 for Operation Galvanic, 1943.

Though There Be Fury on the Waves

Mar 14, 2020 – Apr 25, 2021

John Hitchcock, Bury the Hatchet (detail), 2019

Bury the Hatchet: Prayer for My P’ah-Be

Mar 7, 2020 – Mar 21, 2021

Ed Bereal, Immortal Beloved, 1962/2015, mixed media

APEX: Ed Bereal

Mar 7, 2020 – Jun 27, 2021

Kano School, Nanban byōbu (“Southern Barbarian” Screens), 1630/1650

Objects of Contact

Feb 29, 2020 – Feb 2021

Robert Colescott, Knowledge of the Past is the Key to the Future: Upside Down Jesus and the Politics of Survival, 1987.

Art and Race Matters

Feb 15, 2020 – Dec 13, 2020

Emmet Gowin , Debris Flow at the Northern Base of Mount St. Helens, Looking South, 1983.


Feb 8, 2020 – Jan 3, 2021

Isaka Shamsud-Din, Hare, Lion, and Spider, 1967.

Isaka Shamsud-Din

Nov 2, 2019 – Aug 2021

Pierre Auguste Renoir, Geraniums, 1910/1919.

The Mark Legacy

Jun 22, 2019 – Ongoing

Assessed valuation of of all taxable property owned by Georgia Negroes, Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), ca. 1900

Color Line: Black Excellence on the World Stage

Jun 15, 2019 – Nov 29, 2020

Upcoming Exhibitions

Ansel Adams, Moon and Half Dome, Yosemite National Park, 1960

Ansel Adams in Our Time

Jan 30, 2021 – May 30, 2021

Vera Gitsevich, For the Proletarian Park of Culture and Leisure, 1932.

Constructing Revolution

Jun 26, 2021 – Sep 26, 2021

Statue of the goddess Mut, New Kingdom, 18th-20th Dynasties, 1539 – 1076 B.C.E. Limestone.

Queen Nefertari: Eternal Egypt

Oct 9, 2021 – Jan 16, 2022

Women with a Dog, 1891. Pierre Bonnard. Oil and ink on canvas.

Private Lives

Oct 23, 2021 – Jan 23, 2022