Museum Exhibition "Mapping Black Identities"

Minneapolis Institute of Art: Taking inspiration from Mia’s recent acquisition of Frank Bowling’s map painting False Start (1970), “Mapping Black Identities” challenges the notion of Black identity as monolithic. Championing the diverse experiences of artists from America, Africa, and the diaspora, this exhibition seeks to amplify underrepresented voices and create connections around the concept of Blackness in contemporary art across time and place.

“Mapping Black Identities” is co-curated by Mia’s Contemporary Art Department, including Esther Callahan, Curatorial Affairs Fellow; Gabriel Ritter, Curator and Department Head; Nicole Soukup, Assistant Curator; and Keisha Williams, Curatorial Department Assistant and Artist Liaison, in collaboration with Mia’s Curatorial Advisory Committee.

Mapping Black Identities
Installation views of the exhibition “Mapping Black Identities”. Thursday, February 21, 2019 – Monday, January 2021. Galleries 373 and 374, Modern and Contemporary Galleries, Minneapolis Institute of Art. Organized by Minneapolis Institute of Art. Photo © 2020 Minneapolis Institute of Art