Kerry James Marshall retrospective opening at NYC museum

Posted October 14

— The Met Breuer (BROY'-uhr) museum in Manhattan is featuring a career retrospective of figurative painter Kerry James Marshall this month.

The Chicago-based, Alabama-born artist depicts the African-American experience.

The Met Breuer is the modern and contemporary art outpost of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

More than 80 of Marshall's works go on view on Oct. 25, ranging from the 1980s to the present.

A separate gallery will feature 40 works Marshall selected from the Met's collection that inspired his practice. They include photography and other art from the 16th century to mid-20th century.

The head of the Met's department of modern and contemporary art, Sheena Wagstaff, says Marshall's work "redressing the absence of the black figure in the canon of Western art."


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