Julie Mehretu

April 2, 2020

May 17, 2020

11:00 AM To 5:00 PM

LACMA, 5905 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90036


$20-Adults, $16-Seniors (65+), $16-Children 17 & under/See website for out-of-state fees

(323) 857-6000

Event Description

Co-organized by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and The Whitney Museum of American Art, Julie Mehretu (working title) is a mid-career survey that will unite approximately 30 paintings with 32 works on paper dating from 1996 to the present by the artist who was born in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

The first-ever comprehensive retrospective of Mehretu’s career, it 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.

Mehretu received her MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design, and among many awards and honors is recipient of a MacArthur Foundation “Genius Grant” (2005) and a U.S. State Department National Medal of Arts (2015).

Hours Saturday and Sunday: 10:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m.

Exhibit runs November 3, 2019 to May 17, 2020.


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