May 10, 1998
National book Award winner Orlando Patterson conducts an informal interview with Kerry James Marshall during the opening reception.
Conceived as an installation for the Society, it features three new paintings, two sculptural components, a video projection and is replete with an angelic pantheon of African-American cultural and political figures who died between 1959 and 1979. Marshall uses the genre of history painting to reread the legacy of the Civil Rights Movement and the whole of African-American History in relation to a very complex present.
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