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Kerry James Marshall and Mickalene Thomas in Conversation

Feb 15 2018

Seattle Art Museum

Plestcheeff Auditorium

7 PM – 8 PM

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Advanced RSVPs for this program are full. Any remaining seats will be made available night-of, first-come, first-served on a standby basis. To receive a standby ticket, visit Plestcheeff Auditorium starting at 6:15 pm. Standby tickets do not guarantee entry. A free simulcast will be available in Nordstrom Lecture Hall also on a first-come, first-served basis.

Hear from artists Kerry James Marshall and Mickalene Thomas during the opening celebration for Figuring History: Robert Colescott, Kerry James Marshall, Mickalene Thomas as they discuss the new exhibition and their artistic practices.

Figuring History: Robert Colescott, Kerry James Marshall, Mickalene Thomas brings together three generations of prominent contemporary American artists, whose work challenges a Western painting tradition that underrepresents people of color. The vibrant and monumental paintings by these artists offer bold perspectives on Black culture and representation. Presented together for the first time, the figurative paintings of Colescott, Marshall, and Thomas are shaped by distinctive historic events, unique in style, and united in questioning the narratives of history through Black experience.

Image: Tamika sur une chaise longue avec Monet, 2012, Mickalene Thomas, rhinestones, acrylic, oil, and enamel on wood panel, 108 x 144 x 2 in., Sydney & Walda Besthoff, Courtesy of the artist and Lehmann Maupin, New York and Hong Kong, © Mickalene Thomas.