Repost from UChicago News
Artist Kerry James Marshall, winner of the 2016 Rosenberger Medal from the University of Chicago, will deliver a public lecture, “As Luck Would Have It…,” at 7 p.m. May 15 in the Performance Hall of the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts.
Marshall has been an icon of the Chicago art world for the last 30 years. Widely considered one of the most important artists working today, Marshall uses painting, sculpture, collage, video and photography to chronicle the experiences of African-Americans and address the lack of portrayal of black subjects in Western art.
Marshall was nominated for the award by the Center for the Study of Race, Politics and Culture, and the Department of Visual Arts for outstanding achievement in the creative and performing arts through his mission “to populate museums and galleries with representations of people of color…