Young Arts Patrons led a 50-person bus trip from Memphis to The Arkansas Art Center to view the exhibition 30 Americans on May 31, 2015.
Author Dr. Earnestine Lovelle Jenkins is an associate professor of art history at the University of Memphis., and led a conversation the next week with attendees of the bus tour. The road trip was organized in partnership with Crosstown Arts.
“30 Americans is the first comprehensive survey of contemporary African American ever presented by the Arkansas Arts Center. Previous institutions that have hosted variations of the exhibition include: the North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, North Carolina (March 19, 2011 – September 4, 2011); the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. (October 1, 2011 – February 12, 2012); the Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, Virginia (March 16, 2012 – July 15, 2012); the Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, Wisconsin (June 14, 2013 – September 8, 2013); Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville, Tennessee (October 11, 2013 – January 12, 2014); and the Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, Louisiana (February 8, 2014 – June 15, 2014).”