The End of the Sixties: Kerry James Marshall's Mementos
Drawn from his forthcoming book The Art of Return: The Sixties and Contemporary Culture, this talk concerns the Mementos series by the celebrated artist Kerry James Marshall. Examining these arresting works, Meyer discusses the burden of the memory the Civil Rights movement of the 1960s during a period of renewed racial discord in the United States.
James Meyer is curator of art, 1945-1974 at the National Gallery of Art in Washington. Meyer is also adjunct professor of art history at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. He is the author of Minimalism: Art and Polemics in the Sixties (Yale, 2001).
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