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What’s Going On | Museum + Exhibition Opening
Saturday, Oct 29
@ Rubell Museum DC

Inaugurating the opening of the Rubell Museum DC, the exhibition, What is Going On will open up to the community on October 29, 2022. Committed exclusively to contemporary artwork, the Rubell Museum DC reinvigorates the 1906 making of the previous Randall Junior Significant School, a traditionally Black general public college in Southwest DC that ceased operations in 1978. The museum, which is free of charge for Washington DC inhabitants, will provide as a spot for the community to engage with the most persuasive national and global artists of our time.

What’s Going On draws its title from the groundbreaking 1971 album by Randall Junior Higher College alumnus Marvin Gaye that furnished a effective condemnation of the Vietnam War and the harmful realities of social injustice, drug abuse, and environmental carelessness. It also references the cornerstone of the exhibition: Keith Haring’s Untitled (Versus All Odds), 1989, a sequence of 20 is effective influenced by Gaye’s revolutionary lyrics.

“The museum’s historic location in a location of finding out invitations the general public to explore what artists can teach us about the planet we dwell in and the problems with which we are wrestling as people today and as a modern society,” stated Mera Rubell. “As a previous teacher, I see artists and academics actively playing parallel roles as educators and in fostering civic engagement. With the preservation of this making, we honor the legacy of the Randall School’s lots of lecturers, college students, and mom and dad.”

Totaling 32,000 sq. ft, the museum preserves the initial format of the historic university. What had been as soon as classrooms and teachers’ workplaces have been transformed into galleries with artwork that provides views, insights, and commentary on up to date tips and concerns. The adaptive reuse of the setting up also retains the school’s 4,000-sq.-foot auditorium, a sweeping room for the presentation of bold, big-scale artworks and performances. The museum’s new glass pavilion entrance will feature a bakery, bookstore, and terrace that will provide as a beacon for the community.

What’s Heading On delivers alongside one another more than 190 operates by 50 artists who are responding to pressing social and political difficulties that continue to influence modern society now, like Natalie Ball, Cecily Brown, Maurizio Cattelan, Jonathan Lyndon Chase, Leonardo Drew, Chase Hall, February James, Rashid Johnson, Josh Kline, Cady Noland, Richard Prince, Christina Quarles, Tschabalala Self, Sylvia Snowden, Vaughn Spann, Hank Willis Thomas, Mickalene Thomas, John Waters, Carrie Mae Weems, Kehinde Wiley, Kennedy Yanko, and Cajsa von Zeipel, amongst many other people.