How does Kerry James Marshall's work—which draws inspiration from a rich variety of sources, from Renaissance masterpieces to comic books—present a vibrant challenge to a long history of invisibility for the black figure in painting? Listen to a discussion by a Met curator and the artist himself as they explore details and share the remarkable stories behind select works in the exhibition.
Kerry James Marshall (American, b. 1955). Untitled (Studio), 2014. Acrylic on PVC panels, 83 5/16 x 119 1/4 in. (211.6 x 302.9 cm). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Purchase, The Jacques and Natasha Gelman Foundation Gift, Acquisitions Fund and The Metropolitan Museum of Art Multicultural Audience Development Initiative Gift, 2015 (2015.366) © Kerry James Marshall