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Glenn Ligon: AMERICA

Mar 10–June 5, 2011

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.”
WNYC

“Art that Transcends ‘Black’ and ‘Gay’”
The Root

“The Inside Story on Outsiderness”
The New York Times

Interactive: Curator Scott Rothkopf narrates a look at several works in the exhibition
The New York Times

“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.
ArtDaily

Glenn Ligon: AMERICA is named a must-see for 2011
The Huffington Post

Interview with the artist
Financial Times

“not to be missed this spring”
Vogue

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”
New York

Review: “an elegant mid-career retrospective”
Financial Times

Review: “[Curator Scott Rothkopf] gives the artist’s work the magisterial treatment it deserves.”
Time Out New York