September 14, 2007
Kerry James Marshall's mixed media works address the perspectives of African Americans through references to popular culture, history, and the civil rights movement. His work draws inspiration from art-historical sources from the Renaissance to black folk art. Born in Birmingham, Alabama, Marshall has a BFA and an honorary Doctorate from the Otis Art Institute, Los Angeles. He has exhibited in the United States, and at international exhibitions such as Documenta X. In 1997 Marshall was awarded a MacArthur Foundation grant. The program is moderated by Romi Crawford, Curator and Director of Education and Public Programs, The Studio Museum in Harlem, and introduced by Wendy Woon, The Edward John Noble Foundation Deputy Director for Education, The Museum of Modern Art.
Photo courtesy of Paula Court
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