US IS THEM is a powerful exhibition of 75 paintings, sculptures, photographs, and videos by a group of 42 international artists whose work confronts issues of politics, religion, and racism.

The exhibition is organized to reflect timely and potent issues of social justice and current affairs across the world. There exists a long history of artists as social critics from Goya to Manet. Artists are in the unique position to create things of beauty that inspire reflection, elevate our consciousness and fuel a sense of responsibility. The artists in US IS THEM continue that tradition by creating enlightening and thoughtful works that challenge and rearrange stale notions of identity and obsolete notions of difference.

As the title suggests this exhibition focuses on what connects rather than separates us. We live in a global society. What happens abroad impacts us at home. What happens at home reverberates across the world. While we experience dramatic social, cultural, economic, and environmental changes, people across continents share in a continuing fight for social justice, solidarity, and tolerance. This exhibition presents works that respond to and raise awareness about our common human condition.

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Derrick Adams
El Anatsui
Nick Cave
Noah Davis
Roberto Diago
Omar Victor Diop
Edouard Duval-Carrie
David Hammons
Trenton Doyle Hancock
Lyle Ashton Harris
Jonathan Hammer
Mona Hatoum
Zhang Huan
Wang Jin
Hayv Kahraman
Titus Kaphar
Miler Lagos


Patrick Lee
Simone Leigh
Tianbing Li
Mustafa Maluka
Wangechi Mutu
Adi Nes
Shirin Neshat
Aminah Robinson
Yinka Shonibare
Jeff Sonhouse
John Sonsini
Marthine Pascale Tayou
Mickalene Thomas
Hank Willis Thomas
Francis Upritchard
Diane Wah
Kara Walker


Nari Ward
Carrie Mae Weems
Judi Werthein
Kehinde Wiley
Fred Wilson
Joan Wobst
Hongbo Xu
Chang Xugong