The Underground Museum Reopening

January 29, 2022

September 30, 2022

12:00 PM To 5:00 PM

The Underground Museum, 3508 West Washington Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90018

https://theunderground.museum

Free

Event Description

Welcome back family! After nearly two years of being closed, the beloved Underground Museum is reopening with an exhibition devoted to its cofounder, Noah Davis.

Organized by Helen Molesworth and Justen Leroy, the exhibition will be Davis’s first museum show in Los Angeles. The artist, who died at the young age of 32, wanted to paint “Black people in normal scenarios,” his canvases conjuring the tranquil, intimate, and sweet.

Noah Davis was a figurative painter and co-founder of The Underground Museum in Los Angeles. Despite his exceedingly premature death at the age of 32, Davis’s paintings are a crucial part of the story of the rise of figurative and representational painting in the first two decades of the 21st century. Loneliness and tenderness suffuse his rigorously composed paintings as do traces of his abiding interest in artists such as Marlene Dumas, Kerry James Marshall, Fairfield Porter, and Luc Tuymans.

This is ticket, timed event. Please register for dates and times.

Please visit the Underground Museum’s website for a full list of COVID-19 safety guidelines.

The health and safety of our staff and visitors is of the utmost importance. All staff and visitors are required to wear a face mask when entering the museum and to maintain a six-foot distance from anyone outside of their own household.

 

 

 

 

 

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