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July 23, 2016: Nina Chanel Abney and Lowery Stokes Sims on Stuart Davis and Painting Today 

Visitors standing in front of Stuart Davis’s Swing Landscape. Photograph by Cassie Castellaw
Visitors standing in front of Stuart Davis’s Swing Landscape. Photograph by Cassie Castellaw
Nina Chanel Abney and Lowery Stokes Sims discuss Stuart Davis’s House and Street. Photograph by Cassie Castellaw
Nina Chanel Abney and Lowery Stokes Sims discuss Stuart Davis’s House and Street. Photograph by Cassie Castellaw
Visitor reads guide with images of Nina Chanel Abney’s work. Photograph by Cassie Castellaw
Visitor reads guide with images of Nina Chanel Abney’s work. Photograph by Cassie Castellaw
Visitors listen to Abney and Sims speak about Swing Landscape. Photograph by Cassie Castellaw
Visitors listen to Abney and Sims speak about Swing Landscape. Photograph by Cassie Castellaw
Abney and Sims address Davis’s late work. Photograph by Cassie Castellaw
Abney and Sims address Davis’s late work. Photograph by Cassie Castellaw
Installation view of Stuart Davis: In Full Swing (Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, June 10–September 25, 2016). Photograph by Ron Amstutz
Installation view of Stuart Davis: In Full Swing (Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, June 10–September 25, 2016). Photograph by Ron Amstutz
Installation view of Stuart Davis: In Full Swing (Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, June 10–September 25, 2016). Photograph by Ron Amstutz
Installation view of Stuart Davis: In Full Swing (Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, June 10–September 25, 2016). Photograph by Ron Amstutz
Installation view of Stuart Davis: In Full Swing (Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, June 10–September 25, 2016). Photograph by Ron Amstutz
Installation view of Stuart Davis: In Full Swing (Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, June 10–September 25, 2016). Photograph by Ron Amstutz
Installation view of Stuart Davis: In Full Swing (Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, June 10–September 25, 2016). Photograph by Ron Amstutz
Installation view of Stuart Davis: In Full Swing (Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, June 10–September 25, 2016). Photograph by Ron Amstutz

Artist Nina Chanel Abney joins curator and scholar Lowery Stokes Sims in the Stuart Davis: In Full Swing galleries to discuss Davis’s work and its importance to artists today. Abney paints vibrant figurative works that boldly explore popular culture and issues of gender and race. As a Curator at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Sims curated the exhibition Stuart Davis, American Painter in 1991.