The piece will be installed at the new campus of Doorways, a nonprofit that helps individuals living with HIV/AIDS.
The paintings were set to return to Washington, DC, but will instead go to the de Young Museum and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
It is perhaps no surprise that Wiley’s oeuvre is a favorite among curators seeking to inject new relevance into their collection of European masters.
Wiley’s stained glass panels swap out the religious figures for contemporary Black subjects.
Wiley shows us that a Black man can indeed take the place of Napoleon.
Starting in June 2021, the official portraits of Michelle and Barack Obama will leave the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC to tour five cities across the country.
With recent monumental commissions, the artists focus on the imagination’s role in accounting for the past.
The artists were selected as finalists to replace a statue of J. Marion Sims, a 19th-century doctor who conducted violent surgeries on enslaved Black women.
Wiley is contributing his own public monument to American history, which will later join 10 Confederate sculptures in Richmond, Virginia.
The president’s action committee is selling the shirt, labeled “SPY” through its gift shop for $28.00. It also comes as a tank top.
The subjects of Wiley’s Ferguson paintings launch a vibrant dialogue between the canvas of the painting and the canvas of the body.
On March 24 alone, the day of the March For Our Lives, 35,968 people visited the museum.