• November 7, 2018, 6–7:30 p.m.

Charles White: Beyond Images of Dignity

Museum of Modern Art

11 West 53rd Street, New York, New York 10019

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Charles White, General Moses (Harriet Tubman), 1965. Ink on paper. Private collection. © The Charles White Archives. Photo courtesy of Swann Auction Galleries.


Join the Museum of Modern Art for a program planned in collaboration with Charles White student and contemporary artist Kerry James Marshall. Through a close examination of selected works of art, this program advances understanding of White’s place in art history by exploring key examples of his conceptual and technical virtuosity, and his role as an influential educator.

In addition to Marshall, presenters include Esther Adler (Associate Curator of Drawing and Prints, MoMA), W.J.T Mitchell (Gaylor Donnelley Distinguished Service Professor, University of Chicago), and Courtney J. Martin (Deputy Director and Chief Curator, Dia Art Foundation). A panel discussion follows the individual presentations.