As for the palm trees emblazoned on his floor, Johnson says he embraces them as a symbol of how far he has traveled from his Midwestern roots to his first museum show in Miami.

"I think of them as an opportunity that's available to remind I've done something and gone somewhere away from home," he says.

Rashid Johnson's Triple Consciousness
Rashid Johnson's Triple Consciousness
Rashid Johnson's Black Steel in the Hour of Chaos
Rashid Johnson's Black Steel in the Hour of Chaos

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Miami Art Museum

101 W. Flagler St.
Miami, FL 33130

Category: Art Galleries

Region: Central Dade

Details

"Rashid Johnson: Message to Our Folks": Through November 4 at Miami Art Museum, 101 W. Flagler St., Miami; 305-375-3000; miamiartmuseum.org. Tuesday through Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday and Sunday noon to 5 p.m. Admission is $8 for adults, $4 for seniors, and free for children under 12 and museum members.

Johnson's conceptually muscular and brainy romp at MAM convinces that not only is he a talent to watch, but also his work speaks to the universal in a way that burrows deep beneath the skin.

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