21 at the Brooklyn Museum

Mickalene Thomas (American, b. 1971). A Little Taste Outside of Love, 2007. Acrylic, enamel, and rhinestones on wood enamel. Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Giulia Borghese and Designated Purchase Fund, 2008.7a-c

On September 19, more than forty pieces from the Brooklyn Museum’s expanding collection of contemporary art will go on long-term view in a newly renovated 5,000 square-foot space. 21: Selections of Contemporary Art from the Brooklyn Museum is organized by Eugenie Tsai, the John and Barbara Vogelstein Curator of Contemporary Art, and Patrick Amsellem, Associate Curator of Photography. This installation marks the first time in a decade that the Museum has dedicated space to the long-term display of its contemporary art collection.

Works range from Andy Warhol’s Fragile Dress (1966) to more recent works like the painting above, A Little Taste Outside of Love (2007), by Mickalene Thomas. Other artists represented in the installation include Art21’s Kiki SmithDo-Ho Suh and Kara Walker (all Season 2), and Valerie Hegarty, Amy Sillman, Olafur Eliasson, Nari Ward, Chester Higgins Jr., Sol LeWitt, Kehinde Wiley, Hew Locke, Terence Koh, Seher Shah, Simon Norfolk, Jules de Balincourt, Donald Judd, and Claes Oldenburg.

Visit the Brooklyn Museum blog for the latest and best behind-the-scenes information.

Nicole J. Caruth is managing editor of the ART21 Magazine. Her writing has appeared in a range of publications, including ARTnews, C Magazine, Gastronomica, Public Art Review, and the Phaidon Press books Vitamin Green and Vitamin D2. A regular contributor to this site since 2008, she joined the ART21 staff in 2013.
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