Charles White: Beyond Images of Dignity | MoMA LIVE



Artist Kerry James Marshall has been, in his own words, “a stalwart advocate for the legacy of Charles White,” his former teacher and mentor. Planned in collaboration with Marshall, this program strives to advance our understanding of White’s place in art history through a consideration of his technical virtuosity, visual strategies, and the changing reception of his work.

What have his images meant to different audiences, and how do they provide that meaning? Starting with a close examination of selected works from the exhibition, presenters will share their individual perspectives and then participate in a discussion moderated by Marshall and Esther Adler, Associate Curator, Department of Drawings and Prints, The Museum of Modern Art.

Presenters include W. J. T Mitchell, Gaylor Donnelley Distinguished Service Professor, University of Chicago, and Courtney J. Martin, Deputy Director and Chief Curator, Dia Art Foundation.

The program is held in conjunction with the exhibition Charles White: A Retrospective. mo.ma/charleswhite

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The comments and opinions expressed in this video are those of the speaker alone, and do not represent the views of The Museum of Modern Art, its personnel, or any artist. 

This program is made possible by the Anna Marie and Robert F. Shapiro Seminar and Lecture Endowment Fund, established by Jeanne and Bob Savitt, Kristen and A. Andrew Shapiro, and Robert F. Shapiro, Jr.

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