Over 206,000 visitors attended the 57th Carnegie International contemporary art exhibit, officials said.
The exhibit opened Oct. 13 and closed Monday at the Carnegie Museum of Art in Oakland.
It featured the work of 32 artists from around the world and represented 16 nations, the release said including Bahamas, Cherokee Nation, Navajo, Nonuya Nation, Palestine, Scotland, Senegal and Vietnam.
“Designed to be simultaneously accessible and complex, this was a highly crafted curatorial project,” says curator Ingrid Schaffner, who began work in summer 2015 in the release. “The 57th Carnegie International was catalyzed by three years of public programs—including 35 drawing sessions and a community-wide research of keyword ‘international.’ It culminated in an exhibition that will endure through its Guide and Dispatch publications and continue to ripple in affinities and connections seeded along the way.”
The International immediately impacts the museum’s art collection with substantial acquisitions of works by artists in the exhibition, according to a news release. The museum will continue to acquire art work through the summer