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In the Tower: Theaster Gates
March 5 – September 4, 2017
East Building, Tower - Gallery 501

Theaster Gates, Ground Rules (more black than red but it’s okay), 2015, wood flooring. ©Theaster Gates. Photo ©White Cube (Clare Britt)

Overview: Over the past decade, American artist Theaster Gates (b. 1973) has explored the built environment and the power of art and culture to transform experience. For the second exhibition in the reopened East Building Tower 3 galleries, Gates will present a new body of work—The Minor Arts—featuring several pieces created for the Gallery. The installation will examine how discarded and ordinary objects, including the floor of a Chicago high school gym and the archives of Ebony magazine, acquire value through the stories we tell.

Organization: Organized by the National Gallery of Art, Washington

Sponsors: The exhibition is made possible by The Tower Project of the National Gallery of Art.

Passes: Admission is always free and passes are not required

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