Member Preview Days for Henry Taylor: B Side

Thurs, Sept 28, 2023
10:30 am–6 pm

Floor 5, Kaufman Gallery

Thursday, September 28, 10:30 am–6 pm

Friday, September 29, 10:30 am–10 pm

Saturday–Monday, September 30–October 2, 10:30 am–6 pm

Be among the first to explore Henry Taylor: B Side during five full days of Member Previews. 

Henry Taylor: B Side is the first exhibition to survey the career of leading contemporary artist Henry Taylor (b. 1958, based in Los Angeles). Featuring over 130 paintings, drawings, sculptures, and installations, from the 1980s to the present, this retrospective celebrates an artist widely appreciated for his unique aesthetic, social vision, and freewheeling experimentation. Though renowned for his portraits, populated by friends, relatives, strangers on the street, athletes, politicians, and entertainers, Taylor’s work encompasses many genres and moves through influences. Within this stylistic diversity, his attention to Black Americans and the various conditions of Black America comes into focus in ways that are deep-feeling, witty, joyful, and concerned.

During this time, members also enjoy Preview access to Fragments of a Faith Forgotten: The Art of Harry Smith.

The Kaufman Gallery is equipped with an induction hearing loop. To use, please switch your hearing aid to “T.” Some video monitors in the galleries have headphone jacks; you are welcome to plug in your own headset or neck loop. Large Print Guides are available at the visitor services desk in the Main Lobby. Transcripts for works with sound and experiential videos for works that are inaccessible are available on our Mobile Guide and are free for people with disabilities.

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