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Lecture: The End of the Sixties—Kerry James Marshall’s Mementos



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James Meyer, curator in the Department of Modern Art at the National Gallery, presents this year’s Carol Given Winston Lecture, focusing on material from his new book, The Art of Return. In this book, Meyer turns to art criticism, theory, memoir, and fiction to examine the continual fascination with the 1960s, a decade that has captured our collective cultural imagination.

A painting showing three children behind a sign saying "Housing Authority City of Los Angeles Nickerson Gardens". The children is surrounded by foliage, but they look worried, and one of the children is hunched over in a fetal position.

Watts 1963, 1995

Kerry James Marshall. Courtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York.

A portrait photograph of a male central figure wearing a dark suit jacket and a light blue collared shirt.

About the Speaker
James Meyer is curator in the Department of Modern Art at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC. He was previously the Winship Distinguished Research Associate Professor of Art History at Emory University and deputy director and chief curator of Dia Art Foundation.

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Made possible by the Carol Given Winston Fund for Docent and Patron Education

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