17 September - 28 December 2017

Organized by the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego in collaboration with the San Diego African American Museum of Fine Art, Dimensions of Black traces the legacy of UC San Diego's MFA program by drawing from the museums' permanent collections. With over 30 artworks from the 1960s to today, the exhibition traverses crucial interests and perspectives that have shaped the art of our time. Artists include: Edgar Arceneaux, Jean Michel Basquiat, Romare Bearden, McArthur Binion, Michael Ray Charles, Ed Clark, Robert Colescott, James Crosby, Damon Davis, Charles Gaines, Theaster Gates, Sam Gilliam, Mark Steven Greenfield, David Hammons, Lyle Ashton Harris, Thomas Allen Harris, Mildred Howard, Richard Hunt, Oliver Lee Jackson, Daniel LaRue Johnson, Kori Newkirk, Kerry James Marshall, Martin Puryear, Marlon T. Riggs, Dread Scott, Gary Simmons, Lorna Simpson, Tavares Strachan, Henry Taylor, Horace Washington, Carrie Mae Weems, Charles White, Jack Whitten, Jessica Wimbley, Joseph E. Yoakum.

The Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Museum / UC Davis, 254 Old Davis Rd, Davis, California 95616

The Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Museum of Art is free and open for all.

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Lorna Simpson and Carrie Mae Weems are UC San Diego Department of Visual Arts MFA Alumni. For more about their work, please visit:

Lorna Simpson

Carrie Mae Weems

Image Credit:
Lorna Simpson, Guarded Conditions, 1989
18 color Polaroid prints, 21 engraved plastic plaques, and plastic letters, overall dimensions: 91 x 131 in. (231.1 x 332.7 cm).
© 2011 Lorna Simpson

Collection Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego. Museum purchase, Contemporary Collectors Fund, 1990.12.1-28.

Image is courtesy of Artist Lorna Simpson and Salon 94, New York. Photo: Philipp Scholz Rittermann.

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