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What is Going On | Museum + Exhibition Opening
Saturday, October 29
@ Rubell Museum DC

Inaugurating the opening of the Rubell Museum DC, the exhibition, What’s Going On will open up to the general public on Oct 29, 2022. Focused completely to up to date art, the Rubell Museum DC reinvigorates the 1906 making of the former Randall Junior Higher University, a traditionally Black public school in Southwest DC that ceased functions in 1978. The museum, which is free of charge for Washington DC people, will provide as a position for the community to interact with the most persuasive national and global artists of our time.

What is Heading On draws its title from the groundbreaking 1971 album by Randall Junior Substantial Faculty alumnus Marvin Gaye that delivered a strong condemnation of the Vietnam War and the harmful realities of social injustice, drug abuse, and environmental negligence. It also references the cornerstone of the exhibition: Keith Haring’s Untitled (Towards All Odds), 1989, a series of 20 operates encouraged by Gaye’s innovative lyrics.

“The museum’s historic setting in a place of understanding invites the community to examine what artists can train us about the environment we reside in and the problems with which we are wrestling as people and as a modern society,” claimed Mera Rubell. “As a former instructor, I see artists and academics taking part in parallel roles as educators and in fostering civic engagement. With the preservation of this developing, we honor the legacy of the Randall School’s quite a few lecturers, students, and parents.”

Totaling 32,000 square toes, the museum preserves the first format of the historic university. What ended up at the time classrooms and teachers’ places of work have been transformed into galleries with artwork that offers perspectives, insights, and commentary on modern day concepts and difficulties. The adaptive reuse of the building also retains the school’s 4,000-sq.-foot auditorium, a sweeping house for the presentation of formidable, large-scale artworks and performances. The museum’s new glass pavilion entrance will characteristic a bakery, bookstore, and terrace that will serve as a beacon for the group.

What is Heading On brings jointly far more than 190 performs by 50 artists who are responding to urgent social and political concerns that carry on to have an effect on modern society these days, together with Natalie Ball, Cecily Brown, Maurizio Cattelan, Jonathan Lyndon Chase, Leonardo Drew, Chase Corridor, 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, between numerous other folks.