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Charles White: A Retrospective

Solo show at Museum of Modern Art, New York City, Art institute of Chicago, Los Angeles County Museum of Art. 2018
Date: 8 June, 2018 until 3 September, 2018
Curator: Sarah Kelly Oehler and Esther Adler
Organiser: Museum of Modern Art, NY, Art Institute of Chicago, Los Angeles County Museum of art

Charles White’s last retrospective exhibitions had taken place several decades ago, both before and following his death in 1979. These retrospectives came with important, though relatvely modest catalogues. Towering over these exhibitions from several decades ago, and towering over their attendant catalogues, was Charles White: A Retrospective, the first major museum survey devoted to the artist in well over 30 years. The exhibition charted the breadth of Charles White’s career - from the 1930s through to works completed before his death in 1979. Featuring in excess of 100 works, including drawings, paintings, prints, photographs, illustrated books, record covers and archival materials, this was by far the most extensive, well resourced exhibition of the artist’s wok ever to take place. Fittingly, it travelled to prominent galleries in the three US cities with which White was associated. The Art Institute of Chicago, Museum of Modern Art, New York, and finally, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. It came with a weighty, profusely illustrated catalogue, coming as it did with important texts by leading scholars and well known names.

The exhibition generated a large amount of press coverage.

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Catalogue relating to an exhibition, 2018

Exhibition venues

»  Art institute of Chicago

Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

»  Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Los Angeles, California, United States of America

»  Museum of Modern Art, New York City

New York, New York, United States of America