Kerry James Marshall, Souvenir I, 1998; Acrylic with glitter on unstretched canvas banner; Courtesy Renaissance Society
The commemorative art of Kerry James Marshall both pays tribute to the civil rights movement and mourns its lost potential. Kerry James Marshall: Mementos was organized by the Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago, and comes to SFMOMA as part of the New Work series. The San Francisco presentation — the first exhibition of Marshall's work in the Bay Area — is organized by Gary Garrels, SFMOMA Elise S. Haas chief curator and curator of painting and sculpture.
This exhibition is part of the Museum's New Work series, which features recent or commissioned work by both younger and established artists. The New Work series is made possible by Collectors Forum, an auxiliary of SFMOMA. This exhibition is supported in part by the San Francisco International Art Exposition Residency, a collaborative project of SFMOMA and the San Francisco Art Institute.