Saturday, December 3, 2016 - 11:30am to 1:30pm
Columbia College Alumni Association
Born before the passage of the Civil Rights Act in Birmingham, Alabama, and witness to the Watts rebellion in 1965, American artist Kerry James Marshall has long been an inspired and imaginative chronicler of the African American experience. Kerry James Marshall: Mastry is the largest museum retrospective to date of Marshall's work. Encompassing nearly 80 works—including 72 paintings—that span the artist's remarkable 35-year career, it reveals Marshall's practice to be one that synthesizes a wide range of pictorial traditions to counter stereotypical representations of black people in society and reassert the place of the black figure within the canon of Western painting. In reference to that canon, Marshall has said he strives to address and correct the "vacuum in the image bank" and to make the invisible visible. Don't miss this highly anticipated exhibit with recently named MacArthur "Genius" and Columbia faculty member, Kellie Jones, Associate Professor of Art History.
This faculty-led tour will include one hour touring the exhibit and one hour in conversation in the museum café. Tour fee includes your museum entry. Please note, the tour fee does not include food/beverages at the café. Spots are limited for this exciting opportunity.