February 6, 2004 - April 25, 2004
Kerry James Marshall: One True Thing, Meditations on Black Aesthetics was organized by the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, and curated by Elizabeth Smith, James W. Alsdorf Chief Curator, with Tricia Van Eck, curatorial coordinator. Major support for this exhibition is provided by the Harris Family Foundation in honor of Bette and Neison Harris. Additional support is provided by The Joyce Foundation, The Rockefeller Foundation, Peter Norton Family Foundation, The Boeing Company, and Loop Capital Markets.
In Miami, the exhibition is supported by Miami Art Museum's Annual Exhibition Fund and is coordinated by MAM Curator Lorie Mertes.
Kerry James Marshall is best known for his monumental figurative paintings reminiscent of traditional European history and narrative paintings. His subjects stem from his experiences as an African American, which he says are rooted in the social biography of his upbringing...