MoMA Plans 2 Charles White Shows, One With Leonardo da Vinci

David Hammons is curating an upcoming MoMA show titled "Charles White—Leonardo da Vinci." It's White's Black Pope (Sandwich Board Man), 1973, paired with a single Leonardo drawing from the British Royal Collection. Hammons studied with White in Los Angeles. The installation runs Oct. 7, 2017—Jan. 1, 2018.

Meanwhile MoMA is organizing a full Charles White retrospective for fall 2018. There was a time when MoMA was not known for its interest in black L.A. artists working in a social realist mode—but maybe that time is past?

Not even Frank Stella got two MoMA shows a year apart.