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Press Release: MAM Brings Rashid Johnson’s First Major Solo Museum Exhibition to Florida
Press Release: MAM Announces Final Three Exhibitions Before More to New Facility
In the News
September 16, 2012 - el Nuevo Herald: "El mensaje de Rashid Johnson"
September 16, 2012 - The Miami Herald: "MAM's Johnson retrospective one of the year's best shows"
September 13, 2012 - Miami New Times: "Rashid Johnson's MAM exhibit uses everyday objects to explore race and identity"
September 4, 2012 - The Miami Herald: "On Miami arts scene, slow days of summer give way to a busy September"
April 16, 2012 - The Huffington Post: "Rashid Johnson Museum Of Contemporary Art Solo Exhibition Opens This Month"
January 5, 2012 - The New York Times: “Fusing Identity: Dollops of Humor and Shea Butter”
"Message to Our Folks" Playlist
Throughout his work, Rashid Johnson evokes shared memories by referencing icons and figures from American and African-American culture. The exhibition fosters a dialogue by inviting viewers' free associations with familiar figures -- such as W.E.B. Du Bois, Sun Ra, Miles Davis, and Public Enemy.
Listen to songs that inspired Johnson's work, including "Black Steel in the Hour of Chaos," "Love in Outer Space" and "Cosmic Slop."
"Message to Our Folks" inspired playlist
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Rashid Johnson leads tour of "Message to Our Folks"
Rashid Johnson Makes Things to Put Things On | "New York Close Up" | Art21
Courtesy of Art21
Museum visitors enjoyed a lunch break tour of Rashid Johnson: Message to Our Folks on Friday, September 7, the exhibition’s opening day. On Saturday, September 8, people of all ages enjoyed an afternoon of art-making and family-friendly exhibition tours during a special Second Saturdays are Free for Families. View more pictures.
1. Aymee and Peter Zubizarreta • 2. Marcella & Daniel Novela & Madeleine Grynsztejn • 3. Julie Rodrigues-Widholm, Rashid Johnson, Tobias Ostrander & Madeleine Grynsztejn • 4. Carlos Garcia & Randall Bodner • 5. Jennifer Valoppi & Christian Berdouare
1. Thom Collins, Jorge M. Pérez, Rashid Johnson & Tobias Ostrander • 2. Walid & Susie Wahab, Antonia Williams-Gary, Michael Ramsey & Dr. Sandy Howard • 3. Mike Homer, Tara Sokolow and Jack Benmeleh • 4. Thom Collins, Wendy Wischer & Xavier Cortada
1. Rashid Johnson, Leann Standish & Thom Collins • 2. Rashid Johnson, Tim Walker & Brandi Reddick • 3. April Childers, Siebren Versteeg, Michael Jon Radziewicz & Hunter Braithwaite • 4. Monique Meloche and Claire Breukel