Virtual Student Guide Tour: White/Hammons/Marshall


Saturday, June 19, 2021, 8:00pm to 8:30pm


Harvard Art Museums—Online

Both David Hammons and Kerry James Marshall consider their time as students of Charles White at the Otis Art Institute in the 1960s and ’70s as an important experience for them as young Black men and artists.

On this tour coinciding with Juneteenth, Maeve Miller ’22 and Cecilia Zhou ’22 will talk about a work by each of these artists: White’s linocut print of blues icon Bessie Smith (1950); Hammons’s Untitled [Body Print] (1974), which he made partly by pressing his own body against the paper; and Marshall’s untitled painting of a Black painter (2008). In conversation, the Student Guides will reflect on the teacher-student relationship and how the artists’ processes speak to larger social and political issues.

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