Past Exhibitions

David Zink Yi, video still. Photo by Paul Zink Yi._x345

October 7, 2016 - February 19, 2017

Being the measure

David Zink Yi’s first museum exhibition in the United States brings together aspects of his varied work in sculpture, photography, music, and video and marks the artist’s initial foray into live performance as part of his artistic practice.

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Michael Singer, Ritual Series, 1990, Bronze, iron, copper, granite, stone, and wood. Gift of William and Wendy Fishkind._x345

November 5, 2016 - February 19, 2017

Shaping Space

On view for the first time since it joined the museum’s collection in 1991, Ritual Series, by Michael Singer is the centerpiece of Shaping Space. Additional works from WCMA’s collection, including those by Richard Serra, Mel Edwards, and Louise Nevelson join Ritual Series.

Jean-Michel Basquiat, Defacement (The Death of Michael Stewart), 1983. © The Estate of Jean-Michel Basquiat / ADAGP, Paris / ARS, New York 2016.

October 7, 2016 - January 29, 2017

Getting a Read On Basquiat and Black Lives Matter

Jean-Michel Basquiat’s painting “Defacement (The Death of Michael Stewart)” becomes the focal point of WCMA’s Reading Room, and the centerpiece of a series of conversations about police brutality, Black identity, and the Black Lives Matter movement.

October 7, 2016 - January 15, 2017

State of Disobedience

“It’s necessary to maintain a state of disobedience against . . . everything.” Poet Alice Notely’s assertion rings true for “State of Disobedience” an exhibition that brings together works in a range of media by Matthew Ronay, Barkley Hendricks, Mary Ellen Mark, Patty Chang, Glenn Ligon, and others.