What does it mean to be an “old master” and to make a “masterpiece”?


This video featuring Kerry James Marshall talking about his practice and the ideas driving it accompanied the exhibition Kerry James Marshall: Mastry, organized by the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, and The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles. The exhibition is cocurated by Dieter Roelstraete, former Manilow Senior Curator at the MCA; Helen Molesworth, Chief Curator at MOCA; and Ian Alteveer, Associate Curator at The Met. At the MCA, the exhibition was realized with the assistance of former Curatorial Assistant Karsten Lund and former Research Associate Abigail Winograd.
Cite this page as: Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, "What does it mean to be an “old master” and to make a “masterpiece”?," in Smarthistory, May 21, 2021, accessed October 15, 2021, https://smarthistory.org/kerry-james-marshall-mastry-2/.