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Contemporary Art at the Brooklyn Museum

More than forty works from the Brooklyn Museum's expanding collection of contemporary art will be on long-term view. With works ranging from Andy Warhol's Fragile Dress, 1966, to Mickalene Thomas's A Little Taste Outside of Love, 2007, 21: Contemporary Art at the Brooklyn Museum focus' primarily on work produced since 2000, particularly from the richly diverse artistic community of Brooklyn.

Art Exhibition previously on at Brooklyn Museum of Art in New York, United States.
From Friday 19 September 2008 to Wednesday 01 July 2009

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Published by Brooklyn Museum on Wednesday 16 July 2008.
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This installation marks the first time in a decade that the Museum has dedicated space to the long-term display of selections of its collection of contemporary art and reflects a renewed emphasis on the acquisition and presentation of recent works.

The Museum’s director Arnold L. Lehman states, “The revitalized contemporary art program at Brooklyn is managed by an exceptional team of curatorial specialists under the leadership of Eugenie Tsai, the John and Barbara Vogelstein Curator of Contemporary Art. With the generous support of a number of the Museum’s Trustees and friends, this team has already made remarkable progress in acquiring important new works with a particular emphasis on works made in the twenty-first century and created by artists of color. At the same time, our curators have taken a strong lead in the presentation of the Museum’s dynamic exhibition program.”

Among the recently acquired works in the contemporary installation will be a painting by the Miami-based artist Hernan Bas titled Night Fishing, which will also be included in the Museum’s forthcoming exhibition on the artist, on view February 27-May 24, 2009; a sculpture by Kara Walker titled Burning African Vill