Purvis Young is a large-scale exhibition, featuring over 100 paintings from this Miami-born artist who spent the entirety of his life (1943-2010) observing and documenting the lives, deaths, struggles and dreams of the people around him. Numerous universal themes within Young's paintings are highlighted and presented in depth. This marks the foundation's largest solo exhibition to date. Several of the paintings on view were recently donated to the foundation in memory of Janet Fleisher.
A comprehensive, 364 page, hardcover catalog with 254 color plates accompanies the exhibition and includes an interview with Young by Hans Ulrich Obrist, recorded in 2005, and writings by Rashid Johnson, Gean Moreno, Franklin Sirmans, César Trasobares, and Barbara N. Young. The catalog is available at the foundation and the online bookstore.
New Acquisitions presents paintings, sculptures, and installations by 20 artists; all of the works were acquired in the last two years. Each artist featured is represented by multiple works, exhibited in individual rooms throughout the second floor. The exhibition includes new, large-scale paintings by Jonathan Lyndon Chase, the foundation's 2018 artist-in-residence.
Miriam Cahn / Jonathan Lyndon Chase / Tomm El-Saieh / Janiva Ellis / Christina Forrer / Trulee Hall / Mike Howard / Donna Huanca / Martha Jungwirth / Christian Marclay / Jill Mulleady / Simphiwe Ndzube / Nicolas Party / Rudolf Polanszky / Jamea Richmond-Edwards / Tschabalala Self / Alake Shilling / Vaughn Spann / Diamond Stingily / Alicia Viebrock
Currently, the Rubell Family Collection
has two traveling exhibitions on view: 30 Americans, at the Tucson Museum of Art, through January 13, 2019; and Made in Germany, at the Vero Beach Museum of Art, through January 6, 2019. Upcoming traveling exhibitions include 30 Americans at both the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, June 1-August 25, 2019, and at the Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia, October 26-January 12, 2020.
In fall 2019, the Rubell Family Collection will open a new 100,000-square-foot museum designed by Selldorf Architects. The 2.5-acre campus is in Miamis Allapattah district, adjacent to Wynwood.