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Review: “Sometimes a career survey doubles as a scan of social history. This is true of Glenn Ligon’s retrospective at the Whitney.”
—The New York Times
Review: "rescues a star of the era of identity politics from a blind spot in the present art world"
—The New Yorker
“the rare tour de force that is as rich in ideas as it is in its wondrous mix of materials. Consider this a must-see.”
“Art that Transcends ‘Black’ and ‘Gay’”
"Although deeply pointed and courageous, Ligon’s artistic voice is more subtle than strident, more investigative than declarative, the breadth of his subject matter matched by the wide range of mediums he employs."
"not to be missed this spring"
"Glenn Ligon: America brings into clear focus this New York native’s work"
—WNET Sunday Arts
An interview with exhibition curator Scott Rothkopf
—Art in America
The Approval Matrix: "Ligon's identity-politics art ages well"
Review: "an elegant mid-career retrospective"
Review: "[Curator Scott Rothkopf] gives the artist’s work the magisterial treatment it deserves."
—Time Out New York