In celebration of the museum’s 10th anniversary, the Nasher Museum presented an exhibition of its most significant contemporary works acquired in the past decade, with an emphasis on artists of African descent. The exhibition included paintings, works on paper, photography, video, installation and sculpture. The exhibition demonstrated a longstanding commitment to collecting work by global artists of color. Included were works by Njideka Akunyili, William Cordova, Hassan Hajjaj, Barkley L. Hendricks, Thomas Hirschhorn, Rashid Johnson, Steve McQueen, Wangechi Mutu, Dario Robleto, Lorna Simpson, Carrie Mae Weems and Lynette Yiadom-Boakye, among others.
ABOVE: Rashid Johnson, Self-Portrait as the Professor of Astronomy, Miscengenation, and Critical Theory at “The New Negro Escapist Social and Athletic Club” Center for Graduate Studies, 2009. Lambda print, 51.5 x 90 inches. © Rashid Johnson.