Installation view of Ming Smith: Feeling The Future, at International African American
Museum, 2024. Photo by Thomas Photographers.

Installation view of Ming Smith: Feeling The Future, at International African American
Museum, 2024. Photo by Thomas Photographers.

Touring Exhibition

Ming Smith: Feeling the Future

January 31 - April 28
International African American Museum

About

This special exhibition explores artist Ming Smith’s unparalleled and under-recognized career from the early 1970s through the present. The exhibition encompasses a multitude of artistic expressions to represent Smith’s vibrant and multi-layered practice, which is grounded in portraiture, and amplifies the heartbeat of Black life in the United States. Feeling the Future places works from the artist’s five-decades of creation in conversation with one another, exploring themes such as Afrofuturism, Black cultural expression, representation, and social examination. 

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