Compelling voices consider the role of innovation, social justice, and the imagination in art history, performance, and other disciplines. Noted thought leaders and creative practitioners gather for a daylong exploration of radical creativity inspired by the ideas, practice, and content in the work of Chicago-based visual artist Kerry James Marshall.
Morning session participants include: Kerry James Marshall, artist; Joe Hall, President and Founder, Ghetto Film School; Helen Molesworth, Chief Curator, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles and co-curator, Kerry James Marshall: Mastry; Alondra Nelson, interdisciplinary social scientist and Columbia Dean of Social Science; Toshi Reagon, singer and songwriter; Michael N. Shadlen, Professor of Neuroscience, Columbia University.
Afternoon session participants include: Rashida Bumbray, choreographer; Kimberly Bryant, Founder, Black Girls Code; Michelle Carter, 2016 Olympic Shot Put gold medalist; Huey Copeland, Associate Professor of Art History, Northwestern; Fred Eversley, artist; Thelma Golden, Director and Chief Curator, The Studio Museum in Harlem; Mario Gooden, Huff + Gooden Architects; Arthur Jafa, director and cinematographer; Monique W. Morris, author and social justice scholar; Robert O'Meally, Zora Neale Hurston Professor of English and Comparative Literature, Columbia University; Greg Tate, writer and musician; Hank Thomas, physicist; Imani Uzuri, vocalist and composer, and Ian Alteveer, Curator, Department of Modern and Contemporary Art, The Met, and co-curator of Kerry James Marshall: Mastry.
Participant list and schedule subject to change.
This program is presented in conjunction with The Met Breuer exhibition Kerry James Marshall: Mastry.
Due to high demand, this program requires advance registration. Space is limited.
This program is made possible by the generous support of the Ford Foundation.
Join us for MetFridays: Art School—The Studio on Friday, January 27, from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm.
Assistive listening devices are available from the ushers.