Watch as Kerry James Marshall speaks about the ways his paintings have centered Black people throughout his career. In this restored archival interview from 2008, the artist reveals the messages behind his artworks and their relationship to history. Marshall builds on the language of art history, recognizing unsung heroes of America’s past, while expanding the discourse around representation in America’s future. 

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Kerry James Marshall
By: San Francisco Museum of Modern Art