Kerry James Marshall

Related Exhibition Art in the Atrium

Thursday, April 30, 2009, 7:00 p.m.

Phyllis Wattis Theater

Founded in 1995 through the generosity of Phyllis Wattis, this lecture series brings innovative writers, critics, and artists to SFMOMA. Marshall is the first recipient of SFMOMA's new Art in the Atrium commission. His rich and varied work addresses black history and racial identity and questions the paucity of African American voices in histories of the United States. The artist discusses his two new murals created for the Haas Atrium, which depict the estates of George Washington and Thomas Jefferson. He is joined in conversation by Professor Gordon-Reed, who won the 2008 National Book Award for Nonfiction for her The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family. Poster and book signing to follow in the Haas Atrium.


Kerry James Marshall, artist
Annette Gordon-Reed, professor of law, New York University Law School and professor of history, Rutgers University