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Clarice Smith Distinguished Lectures in American Art

Kerry James Marshall
Seen and Not Heard
Wednesday, November 7, 2012, 7 p.m.

Adam Gopnick

Kerry James Marshall

Kerry James Marshall is a contemporary American artist whose distinctive body of work combines classical art-historical references with elements of African American culture and African-inspired motifs. Marshall's works engage audiences on issues of black identity and representations of blacks in Western art. He has exhibited extensively at prestigious institutions worldwide including the Museum of Modern Art in New York, The Whitney Museum of Art, The Miami Art Museum, The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Art Basel Switzerland, and the Venice Biennale, and has been the subject of numerous solo exhibitions both domestically and internationally. Marshall, a recipient of the McArthur Foundation's "genius grant," lives and works in Chicago, IL.

The Clarice Smith Distinguished Lectures in American Art are held in the museum's Nan Tucker McEvoy Auditorium, located at 8th and G Streets, NW. All lectures begin at 7 p.m. Limited space; tickets required. Pick up free tickets beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the museum's G Street Lobby.

Listen to a webcast of Kerry James Marshall's talk, which took place Wednesday, November 7, 2012.