30 Americans: Art Works to Confront Prejudice

This exhibit opened at the Tacoma Art Museum in 2016. The Northwest audience had a chance to view some iconic works by American artists including Kehinde Wiley, Kara Walker, Hank Willis Thomas, Lorna Simpson, Nick Cave, and many others.

I had a chance to speak with painter and writer Barbara Earl Thomas to learn and with curator Rock Huskha and artist and educator

When a unique traveling art exhibit put the focus on the issue of race and justice in America. Called 30 Americans, the exhibit was comprised of works by prominent African-American artists.

“The works in 30 Americans are some of the most iconic works of contemporary American art,” says Rock Hushka, chief curator of Tacoma Art Museum, where the exhibit is currently on display. It is the reason that Huskha was eager to bring the collection to the Pacific Northwest.