LACMA and the Whitney Museum of American Art Announce Mid-Career Survey of Julie Mehretu

Co-Organized Exhibition Tours Four Major U.S. Museums

What: Co-organized by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the Whitney Museum of American Art, Julie Mehretu is a mid- career survey that will unite approximately 36 paintings with 41 works on paper dating from 1996 to the present by Julie Mehretu (b. 1970, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia). The first-ever comprehensive retrospective of Mehretu’s career, the exhibition covers over two decades of her examination of history, colonialism, capitalism, geopolitics, war, global uprising, diaspora, and displacement through the artistic strategies of abstraction, architecture, landscape, movement, and, most recently, figuration. Mehretu’s play with scale, as evident in her intimate drawings and large canvases and complex techniques in printmaking, will be explored in depth.

Julie Mehretu is curated by Christine Y. Kim, curator of contemporary art at LACMA, with Rujeko Hockley, assistant curator at the Whitney.

Where: Los Angeles County Museum of Art | Los Angeles, CA
November 3, 2019–March 22, 2020 (BCAM, Level 1)
November 3, 2019–May 17, 2020 (BCAM, Level 3)

Whitney Museum of American Art | New York, NY
June 26–September 20, 2020

High Museum of Art | Atlanta, GA
October 24, 2020–January 31, 2021

Walker Art Center | Minneapolis, MN
March 13–July 11, 2021

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