The World Stage 2020-21

Contemporary Art from the Collections of
Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation
Curated by JoAnne Northrup
Nevada Museum of Art, March 14, 2020 – February 7, 2021

Featuring 90 contemporary artworks by 35 renowned American artists,  The World Stage showcases some of today’s global influencers  alongside prominent names from the 20th-century art canon. The exhibition title is borrowed from the name of a series of paintings by Kehinde Wiley, an artist best known for his presidential portrait of Barack Obama which hangs in the National Portrait Gallery.  The selected works comprise a variety of media, from painting to  installation to mixed media, with a special focus on prints made in a wide range of techniques.

Drawn from the collection of renowned art collector and philanthropist Jordan D. Schnitzer, The World Stage includes works by some of the most major American artists from the past 50 years, including  Helen Frankenthaler, Robert Rauschenberg, Andy Warhol,  Wendy Red Star, Mickalene Thomas, and Kehinde Wiley. Though unified by the country in which they live, these artists  possess widely diverse backgrounds, worldviews, and approaches to artmaking.

© Nevada Museum of Art 2020

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