An interview with Kerry James Marshall about his series Mementos


Artist Kerry James Marshall explains the background of his series Mementos (1994–2003). The paintings and lithographs were inspired by Marshall’s memory of 1960s-era souvenirs commemorating heroes of the civil rights movement. By San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

 

Artist Kerry James Marshall discusses his relationship to the Old Masters and considers his inspiration for developing a “rhetoric of blackness” in his painting series Mementos (1994–2003). By San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

Cite this page as: SFMOMA, "An interview with Kerry James Marshall about his series Mementos," in Smarthistory, December 21, 2020, accessed October 18, 2021, https://smarthistory.org/an-interview-with-kerry-james-marshall-about-his-series-mementos/.