From September 23, 2022 - September 24, 2023, the Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields was proud to presentWe. The Culture: Works by The Eighteen Art Collective.The Eighteen Art Collective was formed in the summer of 2020 after 18 Indianapolis-based Black artists were commissioned to paint a 30-foot tall Black Lives Matter street mural on historic Indiana Avenue. The mission of The Eighteen is to collaborate on the betterment of Black creatives and the community that they serve. Their vision is to promote awareness and engagement of the arts by supporting local organizations, providing community education and mentorship, exhibiting to the public and serving as a resource for other artists. These products were designed and produced by The Eighteen Art Collective.
The Eighteen Art Collective are: Amiah "Mimsy" Mims, Ashley Nora, Pope Gaskine, Wavy Blayne McCrary, Deonna Craig, Ess McKee, FITZ, Gary Gee, Harriet Watson, Israel Solomon, Dr. Jarrod Nicholas Dortch, John G. Moore, Jr., Kenneth Hordge (FINGERCREATIONS), Kevin West, Kyng Rhodes, Rae Parker, Rebecca Robinson, and Shamira Wilson