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Kerry James Marshall’s retrospective, featuring “Untitled (Studio), opens at The Met Breuer Oct. 25.

 

THE VISIONARY AND IMAGINATIVE PAINTINGS of Kerry James Marshall are coming to New York. Presenting 35 years of painting, “Mastry” is the largest retrospective of the artist’s work to date. After debuting at MCA Chicago in April, the exhibition opens at The Met Breuer Oct. 25.

Marshall headlines a robust season of exhibitions featuring African American artists and artists from the wider African diaspora this fall. Lorna Simpson is showing a new series of paintings that represent a new direction in her photography-based practice at Salon 94 in New York and the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth in Texas. Painter Henry Taylor‘s exhibition at Blum & Poe in Los Angeles includes a film collaboration with Khalil Joseph. Also in Los Angeles, “Hammer Projects: Simone Leigh” is the Brooklyn-based artist’s first solo museum exhibition in the city. At Goodman Gallery in London, Benin-born Romuald Hazoume‘s “All in the Same Boat” explores immigration issues.

Betye Saar, who has been experiencing a bit of a renaissance at age 90, is featured in a pair of exhibitions surveying her work at Roberts & Tilton gallery in Los Angeles and her first show in Italy is at the Prada Foundation in Milan. Another LA-based nanogenarian, Samella Lewis, 92, has a show at Stella Jones Gallery in New Orleans.

 

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Clockwise from top left, Njideka Akunyili Crosby, Lorna Simpson, Nick Cave, Julie Mehretu, and Kerry James Marshall. | via Foreign Policy; Photo by George Pitts; Photo by Sandro; via The Met; Photo by Felix Clay

 

THE STUDIO MUSEUM IN HARLEM is revisiting the 1970s through works in its permanent collection. Nick Cave is presenting a football-size immersive installation at MASS MoCA in North Adams, Mass. Edgar Arceneaux has a solo exhibition in Massachusetts, too, at the MIT List Center. McArthur Binion‘s work is on view at Kavi Gupta in Chicago, and Mickalene Thomas is presenting “Do I Look Like a Lady?” at the Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles and a solo exhibition at Lehmann Maupin gallery in Hong Kong. Meanwhile, the Phillips Collection in Washington, D.C., has mounted a Whitfield Lovell exhibition, and “Portals” at Victoria Miro Gallery in London is Njideka Ajunyili Crosby‘s first solo show in Europe. And “The Color Line,” a landmark exhibition in Paris, features more than 200 works by African American artists.

The following selection of 57 gallery and museum exhibitions, organized by opening date, demonstrates whether you are in New York or elsewhere, while there are not nearly enough, there are increasingly more opportunities to see compelling, insightful, and innovative art by black artists. CT

 

TOP IMAGE: KERRY JAMES MARSHALL, “Untitled (Studio),” 2014 (acrylic on PVC panels). | The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Purchase, The Jacques and Natasha Gelman Foundation Gift, Acquisitions Fund and The Metropolitan Museum of Art Multicultural Audience Development Initiative Gift, 2015. Photo courtesy of the artist and David Zwirner, London

 

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This exhibition is curated by Sarah Lewis and reflects a special Summer 2016 issue of Aperture magazine she edited and complements a Harvard course she teaches. Shown, BENEDICT FERNANDEZ, “Memorial to Martin Luther King, Jr., Central Park, New York,” 1968 (gelatin silver print). | Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Transfer from the Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, Beinecke Fund

1. “Vision & Justice: The Art of Citizenship” @ University Teaching Gallery, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, Mass. | Aug. 27, 2016-Jan. 8, 2017
 

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Dedicated to the late TERRY ADKINS, a University of Pennsylvania professor, the exhibition features Adkins’s work with contributions by 10 former students inspired by his practice, including Jamal Cyrus, Nsenga Knight, Tamkea Norris, and WILMER WILSON IV (above), “The Western Union.” | Courtesy Arthur Ross Gallery

2. “Darkwater Revival: After TERRY ADKINS” @ Arthur Ross Gallery at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia | Aug. 27-Dec. 11, 2016
 

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This group exhibition explores Southern identity through the work of more than 60 artists, including TAMEKA NORRIS, “12 Times Table,” 2014 (acrylic and oil on fabric). | Courtesy of the artist and Ronchini Gallery, London, United Kingdom. © Tameka Norris via Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University

3. “Southern Accent: Seeking the American South in Contemporary Art” @ Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, Durham, N.C. | Sept. 1, 2016-Jan. 8, 2017
 

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This presentation focuses on aspects of YINKA SHONIBARE’s practice that explore British maritime history. Shown, YINKA SHONIBARE, MBE Fake Death Picture (The Death of Chatterton – Henry Wallis), 2011 (Digital chromogenic print). | via James Cohan Gallery

4. YINKA SHONIBARE MBE (RA) @ Yale Center for British Art, Yale University, New Haven, Conn. | Sept. 1-Dec. 11, 2016
 

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Working primarily in photography, this exhibition of new paintings, including “Soundlessness” (2016), marks a new direction for LORNA SIMPSON. | via Salon 94

5. LORNA SIMPSON @ Salon 94 Bowery, New York, N.Y. | Sept. 8–Oct. 22, 2016
 

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Meleko Mokgosi MELEKO MOKGOSI, “Comrades,” 2015 (oil on canvas, triptych). | © Meleko Mokgosi. Courtesy the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York

6. MELEKO MOKGOSI, “Democratic Intuition: Lerato” and “Democratic Intuition: Comrades II” @ Jack Shainman Gallery, West 20th and West 24th Streets, New York, N.Y. | Sept. 8-Oct. 22, 2016
 

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RASHID JOHNSON, “Waves,” 2016 (white ceramic tile, black soap, wax, vinyl, spray enamel). | © The artist Courtesy Hauser & Wirth

7. “RASHID JOHNSON: Fly Away” @ Hauser & Wirth, 18th Street, New York, N.Y. | Sept. 8-Oct. 22, 2016
 

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TITUS KAPHAR, Front Page, 2012 (oil on newspaper on canvas). | Courtesy of the artist and GMAF. Photography by John Lam, © Titus Kaphar; Courtesy Lowe Art Museum

8. “TITUS KAPHAR: The Vesper Project” @ Lowe Art Museum, University of Miami, Coral Gables, Fla. | Sept. 8-Dec. 23, 2016
 

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Chicago-based DAWOUD BEY returns to Harlem as a subject for this exhibition. The community was the focus of his first project in the 1970s. Above, “A Couple Walking,” 2015 (archival pigment print). | via Stephen Daiter Gallery

9. “DAWOUD BEY: Harlem Redux” @ Stephen Daiter Gallery, Chicago | Sept. 8-Dec. 3, 2016
 

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Using a variety of media, SANFORD BIGGERS has created an immersive, interactive experience throughout the museum. Shown, “Shatter,” 2015 (production still). | Courtesy of the artist via MoCAD

10. “SANFORD BIGGERS: Subjective Cosmology” @ Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit | Sept. 9, 2016-Jan. 1, 2017
 

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The exhibition features new large-scale drawings by KARA WALKER influenced by time spent in Rome earlier this year. | Photo by Ari Marcopoulos via Cleveland Museum of Art

11. KARA WALKER, “The Ecstasy of St. Kara, New Work” @ Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio | Sept. 10-Dec. 31, 2016
 

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The gallery is presenting a two-part survey of Betye Saar’s work over the past half century (1966-2016). Shown, BETYE SAAR, “Game of Fate,” 2016 (mixed media assemblage). | via Roberts & Tilton

12. BETYE SAAR, “Black White” and “Blend” @ Roberts & Tilton, Los Angeles | Sept. 10-Dec. 17, 2016 and Oct. 15-Nov. 12, 2016
 

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This exhibition features new works and a film collaboration with Khalil Joseph. Shown, Installation view HENRY TAYLOR at Blum & Poe, 2016 | via Blum & Poe

13. HENRY TAYLOR @ Blum & Poe, Los Angeles | Sept. 10-Nov. 5, 2016
 

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For this exhibition, RODNEY MCMILLIAN explores the historical narratives and social systems that shape our lives, including the legacy of U.S. Rep. Shirley Chisholm (D-N.Y.), the first woman and first African American to seek the Democratic nomination for President. Shown, “pod: frequencies to a manifestationing,” 2016 (vases, wood shelves, spray paint, fabric, chicken wire, PA system and sound installation, dimensions variable). | Courtesy of the artist and Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, Photo by Robert Wedemeyer

14. “RODNEY MCMILLIAN: Chisholm’s Reverb” @ Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects | Sept. 10-Oct. 15, 2016
 

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Presented at both of the gallery’s Chelsea locations, an exhibition of new paintings, drawings, sculptural elements, and film, including OSCAR MURILLO, “all the world’s futures,” 2016 (oil, oil stick, and graphite on canvas and linen). | via David Zwirner

15. “OSCAR MURILLO: through patches of corn, wheat and mud” @ David Zwirner Gallery, New York, N.Y. | Sept. 14-Oct. 22, 2016
 

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With a particular focus on the African American art scene on the South Side of Chicago, this group exhibition explores the connection between avant-garde jazz and experimental music of the late 1960s and contemporary art and culture. Shown, MUHAL RICHARD ABRAMS, “View From Within,” 1985 (collage and acrylic on canvas). | Photo by Gavin Ashworth, © MCA Chicago via ICA Philadelphia

16. “The Freedom Principle: Experiments in Art and Music, 1965 to Now” @ The Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia | Sept. 14, 2016-March 19, 2017
 

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NICK CAVE, “Drive By(still),” 2011 (Blu-ray disc, 16 minutes , Ed. 4/5, 1 AP). | Collection of Mary Patricia Anderson Pence © Nick Cave. Photo by James Prinz Photography. Courtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York

17. NICK CAVE @ Anderson Collection, Stanford University, Stanford, Calif. | Sept. 14, 2016-Aug. 14, 2017
 

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Installation view of Elizabeth Catlett & Benny Andrews exhibition at Hemphill Fine Arts. | Courtesy the gallery

18. ELIZABETH CATLETT & BENNY ANDREWS @ Hemphill Fine Arts, Washington, D.C. | Sept. 14-Oct. 29, 2016
 

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For her first-ever exhibition in Italy, BETYE SAAR is presenting more than 80 works, in a range of mediums, from 1966-2016. Shown, “The Phrenologer’s Window II,” 1966. Courtesy of the artist and Roberts & Tilton, Los Angeles. Photo Robert Wedemeyer | via Fondazione Prada

19. “BETYE SAAR: Uneasy Dancer” @ Fondazione Prada, Milan, Italy | Sept. 15, 2016-Jan. 8, 2017
 

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To mark its 20th anniversary the museum is presenting a group exhibition featuring works by 20 black female artists from Africa, the Caribbean and the United States, including Amy Sherald, Aya V. Jackson, Toyin Ojih Odutola, Ebony G. Patterson, and Brenna Youngblood. Shown, FABIOLA JEAN LOUIS, “Amina,” 2016 (archival pigment print). | Courtesy the artist and Alan Avery Company via Spelman College

20. “Africa Forecast: Fashioning Contemporary Life” @ Spelman Museum, Atlanta | Sept. 15-Dec. 3, 2016
 

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For her first solo museum exhibition in Los Angeles, SIMONE LEIGH is presenting a recent body of work, including “Untitled V (Anatomy of Architecture series),” 2016 (terra cotta, porcelain, manganese, 14k gold luster, raffia, India ink, epoxy). | Courtesy of the artist and Luhring Augustine, New York via Hammer Museum

21. “Hammer Projects: SIMONE LEIGH” @ Hammer Museum, Los Angeles | Sept. 17, 2016-Jan. 8, 2017
 

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Installation view of “MCARTHUR BINION Seasons” at Kavi Gupta. From left, “DNA: Seasons: X” and DNA: Seasons: I.” | via Kavi Gupta

22. “MCARTHUR BINION: Seasons” @ Kavi Guta Gallery, Chicago | Sept. 17-Nov. 22, 2016
 

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NORMAN LEWIS, “Ritual,” 1962 (oil on canvas). | Courtesy of Tom Burrell, Chicago. © Estate of Norman W. Lewis; Courtesy of Michael Rosenfeld Gallery, LLC, New York N.Y.

23. “NORMAN LEWIS: Procession” @ Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago | Sept. 17, 2016-Jan. 8, 2017
 

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CARRIE MAE WEEMS, “The Shape of Things,” 1993 (gelatin silver print, Edition 9 of 10, with 2 artist proofs). | Courtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery

24. “Carrie Mae Weems: I once knew a girl…” @ Ethelbert Cooper Gallery of African and African American Art, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass. | Sept. 20, 2016-Jan. 7, 2017
 

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The exhibition features new paintings and drawings by JULIE MEHRETU, along with “Epigraph, Damascus,” 2016, a six-part photogravure and etching (left). | Installation view via Marian Goodman Gallery

25. “JULIE MEHRETU: Hoodnyx, Voodoo, and Stelae” @ Marian Goodman Gallery, New York, N.Y. | Sept. 22-Oct. 29, 2016
 

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WILLIE COLE, “With a Heart of Gold,” 2005-06 (shoes, wood, screws, metal, and staples). | Photo by Jason Mandella; Image courtesy of Alexander and Bonin, New York

26. “WILLIE COLE: On Site” @ The David Driskell Center for the Study of Visual Art and Culture of African American and the African Diaspora, University of Maryland, College Park, Md. | Sept. 22-Nov. 18, 2016
 

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Comprised of a video installation, interventional across MoMA’s various media platforms (#nastiomosquito), and a single performance on Sept. 23, this is the first U.S. exhibition for Angolan-born NASTIO MOSQUITO. Shown, “Respectable Thief,” 2016. | Courtesy Nástio Mosquito © Live Performance at World Breakers (2016), Centrale Fies, Dro, photo by Alessandro Sala ©

27. “Projects 104: NASTIO MOSQUITO” @ Museum of Modern Art, New York, N.Y. | Sept. 23–Oct. 30, 2016
 

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This widely exhibited group show featuring 45 works from the Rubbell Family Collection by critically recognized African American contemporary artists is being presented on the West Coast for the first time. Shown, HANK WILLIS THOMAS, “Who Can Say No to a Gorgeous Brunette? from the Unbranded series,” 1970/2007 (digital C-print, Edition 1 of 5). | Courtesy of the Rubell Family Collection via Tacoma Art Museum

28. “30 Americans” @ Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, Wash. | Sept. 24, 2016-Jan. 15, 2017
 

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YINKA SHONIBARE MBE, “…and the wall fell away,” 2016, Installation in two parts: Dutch wax Batik patternhand painted directly on the wall and laser cut drawingin red and gold vinyl on the floor. | via Stephen Friedman Gallery

29. YINKA SHONIBARE MBE, “…and the wall fell away” @ Stephen Friedman Gallery, London | Sept. 28-Nov. 5, 2016
 

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JAIMIE MILNER is presenting “Gifted,” her series of portraits of black men for the first time in a solo exhibition. Shown, “John Outterbridge,” Artist, Los Angeles. | Photo by Jaimie Milner, Courtesy the photographer

30. JAIMIE MILNER: “Gifted” @ Residency Art, Inglewood, Calif. | Oct. 1-Nov. 5, 2016
 

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SONYA CLARK, Detail of “Writer Type,” 2016 (found typewriter and artist’s hair). | Courtesy Sonya Clark

31. “Follicular: The Hair Stories of SONYA CLARK” @ Taubman Museum of Art, Roanoke, Va. | Oct. 1, 2016-May 14, 2017
 

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Inspired by the work of science fiction author Octavia Butler, this group show features artists Laylah Ali, Malik Gaines and Alexandro Segade, Lauren Halsey, Mendi + Keith Obadike, Connie Samaras, and Cauleen Smith. Shown, LAYLAH ALI, “Untitled” from Commonplace drawings, 2016 (ink, colored pencil and pencil on paper). | via Armory Center for the Arts

32. “Radio Imagination: Artists in the Archive of Octavia E. Butler” @ Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, Calif. | Oct. 2, 2016-Jan. 8, 2017
 

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“The Color Line” features more than 200 works in a variety of mediums by modern and contemporary African American artists. Shown, BOB THOMPSON (1937-1966), “Stairway to the Stars,” 1962 (oil on canvas). | Copyright: © Estate of Bob Thompson; Courtesy of Michael Rosenfeld Gallery LLC, New York, NY

33. “The Color Line: African American Artists and Segregation” @ Musée du quai Branly – Jacques Chirac, Paris | Oct. 4, 2016-Jan. 15, 2017
 

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For her first solo exhibition in Europe, NJIDEKA AKUNYILI CROSBY is presenting a new body of work, including “Super Blue Omo,” 2016 (acrylic, transfers, coloured pencils, collage on paper). | Collection of the Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, Fla.; Image of courtesy the Artist and Victoria Miro, London. © Njideka Akunyili Crosby

34. “NJIDEKA AKUNYILI CROSBY: Portals” @ Victoria Miro Gallery, London | Oct. 4–Nov. 5, 2016
 

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Exploring the issue of immigration, Benin-born ROMUALD HAZOUME is presenting new works in a range of mediums, including three major installations. Shown, “Cry of the Whale,” 2016 (metal plastic, wood, fabrics). | via October Gallery

35. “ROMUALD HAZOUME: All in the Same Boat” @ October Gallery, London | Oct. 7-Nov. 26, 2016
 

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KEHINDE WILEY, “Morpheus,” 2008 (oil on canvas). | Courtesy of Roberts & Tilton, Culver City, Calif.; Sean Kelly, New York; Galerie Daniel Templon, Paris; Stephen Friedman Gallery, London. © Kehinde Wiley

36. “KEHINDE WILEY: A New Republic” @ Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, Ariz. | Oct. 7, 2016-Jan. 8, 2017
 

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JACOB LAWRENCE, “The Migration Series, Panel no. 31: The migrants found improved housing when they arrived north.,” 1940–41 (casein tempera on hardboard). | The Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C., Acquired 1942 © The Jacob and Gwendolyn Knight Lawrence Foundation, Seattle, Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

37. “People on the Move: Beauty and Struggle in JACOB LAWRENCE’s Migration Series” @ The Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C. | Oct. 8, 2016-Jan. 8, 2017
 

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WHITFIELD LOVEL, “Kin LX (The Rouge and the Noir),” 2011 (conté on paper and twigs). | Collection of Hans Dorsinville © Whitfield Lovell and DC Moore Gallery, New York

38. “WHITFIELD LOVELL: The Kin Series and Related Works” @ The Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C. | Oct. 8, 2016-Jan. 8, 2017
 

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HANK WILLIS THOMAS, “We The People,” 2015 (quilt made out of decommissioned prison uniforms). | Courtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York

39. “All Power to the People: Black Panthers at 50” @ Oakland Museum of California | Oct. 8, 2016-Feb. 12, 2017
 

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RONALD LOCKETT, “Rebirth,” 1987 (wire, nails, and paint on masonite). | Collection of Souls Grown Deep Foundation via High Museum

40. “Fever Within: The Art of RONALD LOCKETT” @ High Museum of Art, Atlanta | Oct. 9, 2016-Jan. 8, 2017
 

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EDGAR ARCENEAUX, Installation view of “A Book and a Medal: Disentanglement Equals Homogenous Abstractions,” Installation view at Susan Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, 2014 | Photo by Robert Wedemeyer via MIT List Center

41. EDGAR ARCENEAUX: Written in Smoke and Fire @ MIT List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge, Mass. | Oct. 14, 2016-Jan. 8, 2017
 

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COLIN CHASE, Detail of “Untitled (songlines #7),” 2016 (1973 Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary pages on wood). | Photo by Michael Fredericks, Courtesy June Kelly Gallery

42. COLIN CHASE, “code-switching: Sculpture and Works on Paper” @ June Kelly Gallery, New York, N.Y. | Oct. 14-Nov. 26, 2016
 

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NICK CAVE is creating his largest installation to date in a football field-sized exhibition space. Detail of “Until” shown. | Photo by Douglas Mason via MASS MoCA

43. “NICK CAVE: Until” @ MASS MoCA, North Adams, Mass. | Oct. 15-early September 2017
 

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MICKALENE THOMAS, “Do I Look Like a Lady? (Comedians and Singers),” 2016 (video stills, two-channel HD video projection, 12 minutes, 33 seconds). | © Mickalene Thomas / Artist Rights Society (ARS), New York. Courtesy the artist and Lehmann Maupin, New York and Hong Kong via Lehmann Maupin

44. “MICKALENE THOMAS: Do I Look Like a Lady?” @ Museum of Contemporary Art, Grand Avenue, Los Angeles | Oct. 16, 2016-Feb. 6, 2017
 

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MELVIN EDWARDS, “Curtain for William and Peter,” 1969/2012 (barbed wire and chain). | Courtesy Alexander Gray Associates, New York; Stephen Friedman Gallery, London. © 2016 Melvin Edwards/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

45. MELVIN EDWARDS @ Oklahoma Contemporary, Oklahoma City, Olka. | Oct. 20-Dec. 27, 2016
 

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Featuring more than 200 works, this is the most comprehensive exhibition of BEVERLY BUCHANAN (1940-2015) to date. Shown, Detail “Untitled (Double Portrait of Artist with Frustula Sculpture),” n.d. (black and white photo with original paint marks). | Private Collection, © Estate of Beverly Buchanan via Brooklyn Museum

46. “BEVERLY BUCHANAN: Ruins and Rituals” @ Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, N.Y. | Oct. 21, 2016-March 5, 2017
 

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TRENTON DOYLE HANCOCK, “The Former and the Ladder or Ascension and a Cinchin’,” 2012 (acrylic and mixed media on canvas). | via James Cohan Gallery

47. TRENTON DOYLE HANCOCK @ James Cohan Gallery, New York, N.Y. | Oct. 23-Nov. 28, 2016
 

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“Mastry” features more than 70 paintings and is presented with “Kerry James Marshall Selects” a concurrent exhibition of works from the Met collection that have inspired the artist’s practice. Shown, KERRY JAMES MARSHALL, “De Style,” 1993 (acrylic and collage on unstretched canvas). | Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, purchased with funds provided by Ruth and Jacob Bloom. © 2015 Museum Associates/LACMA. Licensed by Art Resource, New York.

48. “KERRY JAMES MARSHALL: Mastry” @ The Met Breuer, New York, N.Y. | Oct. 25, 2016-Jan. 29, 2017
 

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TOYIN OJIH ODUTOLA, “Lazy Sunday,” 2016 (charcoal, pastel, and pencil on paper). | ©Toyin Ojih Odutola. Courtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery NY via MoAD

49. “A Matter of Fact: TOYIN OJIH ODUTOLA” @ Museum of the African Diaspora, San Francisco | Oct. 26, 2016-April 2, 2017
 

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This is CARRIE MAE WEEMS first exhibition with the gallery in more than six years. Works on view will include “Blue Notes (Claudia),” 2014 (archival inkjet print with silkscreened color blocks). | © Carrie Mae Weems. Courtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York.

50. CARRIE MAE WEEMS @ Jack Shaiman Gallery, New York, N.Y. | Oct. 29-Dec. 10, 2016
 

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HURVIN ANDERSON, “Ebony,” 2016 (acrylic on canvas). | Courtesy Michael Werner Gallery, New York via BLOUIN ARTINFO

51. “HURVIN ANDERSON: Foreign Body” @ Michael Werner Gallery, New York, N.Y. | Nov. 4, 2016-Jan. 14, 2017
 

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Over the past 40 years the practice of FRED EVERSLEY has explored the possibilities of light, color, and shapes. The exhibition presents a series of sculptures he began in the 1970s. Shown, “Untitled,” 1976 (cast polyester resin). | Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University. Photo by Charles Mayer

52. “FRED EVERSLEY: Black, White, Gray” @ Art + Practice, Los Angeles | Nov. 12, 2016-Jan. 28, 2017
 

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Featuring paintings, drawings, prints, photographs and sculpture from the museum’s collection made between 1970 and 1979, “Circa 1970” includes recent key gifts of works by McArthur Binion, Robert Blackburn and David Hammons. Shown, BEAUFORD DELANEY, “Portrait of a Young Musician,” 1970 (acrylic on canvas). | Studio Museum in Harlem; gift of Ms. Ogust Delaney Stewart, Knoxville, Tenn.; Courtesy Studio Museum in Harlem

53. “Circa 1970” @ Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, N.Y. | Nov. 17, 2016-March 5, 2017
 

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This is LYNETTE YIADOM-BOAKYE’s first exhibition in Switzerland. Shown, “Complication,” 2013 | Courtesy the artist, Corvi-Mora, London and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York via Kunsthalle Basel

54. LYNETTE YIADOM-BOAKYE @ Kunsthalle Basel, Switzerland | Nov. 18, 2016-Feb. 12, 2017
 

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MICKALENE THOMAS, “Clarivel with Black Blouse and White Ribbon,” 2016 (rhinestones and acrylic on wood panel). | Courtesy of the artist, Lehmann Maupin, New York and Hong Kong and Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

55. “MICKALENE THOMAS: the desire of the other” @ Lehmann Maupin Gallery, Hong Kong | Nov. 18, 2016-Jan. 14, 2017
 

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This is the first museum exhibition to feature the LORNA SIMPSON’s large-scale acrylic, ink, and silkscreened paintings. Shown, “Moveableness,” 2015 | via The Modern, Fort Worth

56. “FOCUS: LORNA SIMPSON” @ Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Fort Worth, Texas | Nov. 19, 2016-Jan. 15, 2017
 

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Spanning the 1950s to present, this exhibition features about 70 garments from FIT’s permanent collection by more than 50 black designers, including Anne Lowe, Patrick Kelly, Stephen Burrows, Scott Barrie, Willi Smith, Tracy Reese, and Shayne Oliver of Hood by Air. Shown, SCOTT BARRIE, two-tone evening dress in red and black rayon jersey, circa 1973, USA. | Gift of Naomi Sims, Courtesy FIT

57. “Black Fashion Designers” @ Museum at Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT), New York, N.Y. | Dec. 6, 2016-May 13, 2017
 

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