Figuring History: Robert Colescott, Kerry James Marshall, Mickalene Thomas


Seattle Art Museum (map) Downtown
Starts Feb. 15 2018. Mon, Wed-Sun. Through May 13

Mickalene Thomas

Figuring History displays large-scale history paintings by African American artists Robert Colescott (1925–2009), Kerry James Marshall (born 1955), and Mickalene Thomas (born 1971), each of whom offers alternatives to—and even undermines—tradition European American depictions of pivotal moments in our country's story. From Robert Colescott's cartoon-like image of a black Washington crossing the Delaware to Mickalene Thomas's feminist nudes, these artists question the chokehold of white culture on the imagination of the past.

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Seattle Art Museum

1300 First Ave, Seattle, WA 98101
Hours: Wed-Mon

Venue Hours
  • Wed-Mon
Event Times
  • Starts Feb. 15 2018. Mon, Wed-Sun. Through May 13
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