"Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic"

"Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic"

Collection of Pamela K. and William A. Royall, Jr. Courtesy of Sean Kelly, New York. Copyright Kehinde Wiley. Photo by Jason Wyche, courtesy of Sean Kelly, New York Kehinde Wiley, The Two Sisters, 2012. Oil on linen.


2016-10-26 10:00:00
10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. every Wed. until January 8
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$5 plus general admission ($18 for adults) during non-free hours

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Phoenix Art Museum
1625 N. Central Ave.
Phoenix, AZ  85004

Imagine someone approaching you on the street and saying he wants to paint your portrait. Most people with street smarts would turn away — unless that man was Brooklyn-based artist Kehinde Wiley, whose paintings setting everyday people in scenes from famous artworks will be featured in “A New Republic,” an exhibition opening October 7 at Phoenix Art Museum, 1625 North Central Avenue.

The exhibition features 60 works, including paintings and sculpture, which span the artist’s prolific 14-year career. Friday’s opening from 6 to 10 p.m. includes live music, pop-up performances, photo booths, live drawing in the galleries, and a DJ set inspired by Wiley’s “The World Stage” series. Museum admission is free that night, but nonmembers pay $5 to see the Wiley exhibition — which explores issues of race, gender, and the politics of representation. The exhibition, organized by the Brooklyn Museum, continues through January 8, 2017. Visit www.phxart.org.

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