Julie Mehretu, Black City, 2007

Julie Mehretu, Black City, 2007, Pinault Collection, © Julie Mehretu, photograph by Tim Thayer

Reflecting on Julie Mehretu

August 27, 2020

A mid-career survey of artist Julie Mehretu that unites nearly 40 works on paper with 35 paintings, Julie Mehretu covers over two decades of her examination of history, colonialism, capitalism, war, global uprising, diaspora, and displacement. The exhibition, which opened with a big celebration in November, will close on September 7, 2020, in order to travel to the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, where it will be on view October 23, 2020–January 31, 2021. LACMA is working to extend as many exhibitions as possible as we await permission from the state and the county to reopen our doors, and look forward to welcoming you back as soon as we can.

If you didn't get a chance to visit (or revisit) the exhibition before LACMA's temporary closure in March, you can hear from the artist herself as she talks about her work Epigraph, Damascus.

Check out video recordings of these public programs as well: Feminist Perspectives on Julie Mehretu and Shifting Architectures and Painted Landscapes.

Learn more about the exhibition through these highlights, check out the exhibition catalogue, and make your own Mehretu-inspired layered artwork at home.

Supplies for LACMA’s at-home art activity Lines and Layers

Don't miss Poetry in Color, a virtual poetry slam inspired by the exhibition, taking place on Instagram Live, on Saturday, September 5, at 7:30 pm PDT.

Please note: LACMA is temporarily closed to the public. We will announce any news about exhibitions by email, on our website, and through social media (@lacma).

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