Two special events to celebrate the exhibition Kerry James Marshall: Mastry

The Met Breuer and The Met Fifth Avenue, New York, United States
27 Jan 2017 - 28 Jan 2017

Two special events to celebrate the exhibition Kerry James Marshall: Mastry

Kerry James Marshall , Untitled (Studio), 2014, Acrylic on PVC panels, Purchase, The Jacques and Natasha Gelman Foundation Gift, Acquisitions Fund and The Metropolitan Museum of Art Multicultural Audience Development Initiative Gift, 2015, © Kerry James Marshall

The Met celebrates Kerry James Marshall: Mastry with two special events.

Explore the artistry of Chicago-based visual artist Kerry James Marshall through two immersive and illuminating programs. Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Kerry James Marshall: Mastry on view at The Met Breuer through January 29, 2017.

Art School—The Studio (part of MetFridays)
Friday, January 27, 2017, 6:30–8:30pm
Events offered at The Met Breuer and The Met Fifth Avenue

Visitors are invited to drop in at The Met Breuer for talks led by creatives from a variety of disciplines and hear from curators how the Museum’s collection continues to evolve and respond to issues of diversity. At The Met Fifth Avenue and The Met Breuer, contemporary artists will lead sessions on the fundamental skills of drawing.

Participants include Ian Alteveer, Curator, The Met, and co-curator of Kerry James Marshall: Mastry; Jordan Casteel, artist; Sheryll Durrant, urban farmer and food justice advocate; PUBLIQuartet, The Met’s Quartet in Residence; and William Villalongo, artist.

Free with Museum admission.


Kerry James Marshall—A Creative Convening
Saturday, January 28, 2017, 11am–6pm
The Met Fifth Avenue, The Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium

Hear compelling voices explore social justice and radical creativity, inspired by the ideas, practice, and content in the work of Kerry James Marshall.

Participants include Kerry James Marshall, artist; Ian Alteveer, Curator, The Met, and co-curator of Kerry James Marshall: Mastry; 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 of The Studio Museum in Harlem; Mario Gooden, author, Dark Space: Architecture, Representation, Black Identity and Professor of Practice, Columbia Architecture; Joe Hall, Founder, Ghetto Film School; Arthur Jafa, director and cinematographer; Helen Molesworth, Chief Curator, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, and co-curator of Kerry James Marshall: Mastry; Monique W. Morris, author and social justice scholar; Alondra Nelson, interdisciplinary social scientist and Columbia Dean of Social Science; Robert O’Meally, Zora Neale Hurston Professor of English and Comparative Literature, and Director, Center for Jazz Studies, Columbia University; Toshi Reagon, singer-songwriter-musician; Michael N. Shadlen, Professor of Neuroscience, Columbia University; Greg Tate, writer and musician; Bryant Terry, James Beard Award–winning chef, educator, and author; Hank Thomas, physicist; and Imani Uzuri, vocalist and composer.

Free with Museum admission. Space is limited. Registration is required at


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