The World Stage: Contemporary Art from the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation

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  • Sat, Mar 6, 2021 - Sun, Jul 11, 2021


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Featuring 90 contemporary artworks by 37 renowned American artists, The World Stage showcases some of today’s global influencers, including female artists and artists of color, alongside prominent names from the 20th-century art canon. The exhibition title is borrowed from the name of a series of paintings by Kehinde Wiley, an artist best known for his presidential portrait of Barack Obama, which hangs in the National Portrait Gallery. This title points toward the influence that American contemporary artists exert globally. The selected works comprise a variety of media, from painting to installation, with a special focus on original prints made in a wide range of techniques.


The World Stage includes works by some of the most influential American artists from the past 50 years, including Jean-Michel Basquiat, Romare Bearden, Vija Celmins, Willie Cole, Helen Frankenthaler, Joe Feddersen, Mildred Howard, Jeff Koons, Jacob Lawrence, Hung Liu, Wendy Red Star, Robert Rauschenberg, Andy Warhol, and Kehinde Wiley. The artwork in this exhibition has particular relevance to the current conditions of our world, the major cultural shift in our nation prompted by the Black Lives Matter movement, and the roles of museums and collectors in society during times like this. Each artwork represents the individual experience and perspective of its maker to engage with larger global issues.


BAM will celebrate the opening of the exhibition with a virtual gala on March 6, 2021.  More information and tickets are available at


Organized by the Nevada Museum of Art


Sponsored by BEV & GEORGE HARAD