Kerry James Marshall, “Mastry” at The Met Breuer

If you are unfamiliar with the works and thoughts of Kerry James Marshall, writer Randy Kennedy provides us with more than a brief read. Mr. Marshall speaks about the absence of African-American artists in most major Museums and their presence in the future.
“The revision of any kind of established model is always a political act,” he said, especially if it’s established itself “without ever having to accommodate any of the people who have been banging on the door to get in.” (Madeleine Grynsztejn, the Chicago museum’s director, has said: “He is painting for a future United States. The expanded history he is creating for us to see today will be the norm tomorrow.”)
You can read the entire article here The New York Times, September 6, 2016 article “Kerry James Marshall, Boldly Repainting Art History” gives us all of the reasons to see this exhibition before it closes January 29th.
Through January 29, 2017
The Met Breuer
945 Madison Avenue



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