Young, Gifted and Black: The Lumpkin-Boccuzzi Family Collection of Contemporary Art

A traveling exhibition that champions an emerging generation of artists of African descent who are exploring identity, politics, and art history as they engage with the work of their predecessors across various media.

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August 23–December 29, 2024

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Solari Gallery
2nd Floor

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Young, Gifted and Black showcases works, in a variety of mediums, by emerging artists of African descent, alongside works by established artists who have paved the way for the younger generation.

Artists include: Derrick Adams, Tunji Adeniyi-Jones, Sadie Barnette, Kevin Beasley, Nayland Blake, Jordan Casteel, Jonathan Lyndon Chase, Caitlin Cherry, Bethany Collins, Cy Gavin, Alteronce Gumby, Chase Hall, Allison Janae Hamilton, David Hammons, Kenyatta A. C. Hinkle, Lonnie Holley, Tomashi Jackson, Rashid Johnson, Samuel Levi Jones, Jarrett Key, Deana Lawson, Glenn Ligon, Eric N. Mack, Kerry James Marshall, Troy Michie, Wardell Milan, Narcissister, Arcmanoro Niles, Clifford Owens, Jennifer Packer, Adam Pendleton, Christina Quarles, Andy Robert, Latoya Ruby-Frazier, Jacolby Satterwhite, Paul Mpagi Sepuya, Gerald Sheffield, Lorna Simpson, Sable Elyse Smith, Vaughn Spann, Henry Taylor, Chiffon Thomas, Mickalene Thomas, William Villalongo, Kara Walker, Nari Ward, D’Angelo Lovell Williams, Wilmer Wilson IV, and Lynette Yiadom-Boakye.

This exhibition is courtesy of the Lumpkin-Boccuzzi Family Collection of Contemporary Art and is curated by Antwaun Sargent and Matt Wycoff.

I belong here
, a neon sculpture by Tavares Strachan, is also on loan from the Lumpkin-Boccuzzi Collection. It will be installed in the MAH's first floor atrium through December 2024, coinciding with “Young, Gifted and Black.”

Header image: Tunji Adeniyi Jones, Blue Dancer, 2017.

Meet the Collector

Bernard Lumpkin


Bernard Lumpkin

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Meet the Curators

Antwaun Sargent Headshot


Antwaun Sargent

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Matt Wycoff Head Shot YGB Web


Matt Wycoff

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Chiffon Thomas, A mother who had no mother (detail), 2018.

Kara Walker, Untitled, 1995.

Henry Taylor, Split, 2013.

Wilmer Wilson IV., Pres (detail), 2017.

Tavares Strachan, I belong here, 2013. Blue neon and transformers, 22 1/2 x 47 x 1/2 in. Courtesy of the artist and Marian Goodman Gallery. © Tavares Strachan.

Arcmanoro Niles, The Nights I Don't Remember, the Nights I Can't Forget (detail), 2018.

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