2. Glenn Ligon: America, Whitney (March 10 to June 5, 2011)
Ligon, a New York-based artist, has explored American history, literature and society throughout his career. Glen Ligon: America is the first comprehensive survey of the artist's work, a staggering assemblage of roughly 100 works that share Ligon's skill in a variety of media. His landmark text-based paintings were the highlight. If you missed it, don't worry… the show is set for a Fall stint in LA at LACMA.