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Offering you an opportunity to get "inside the story" of world famous art and culture 
with expert instructors in their fields.

Our programs are detailed explorations into a particular artistic genre or 
movement aimed at satisfying the curiosity of those who want to develop or enhance their appreciation of the creative mind at work.

BY POPULAR DEMAND 2ND TOUR ADDED-SUPERSTAR ARTIST KERRY JAMES MARSHALL AT MOCA WITH ARTIST SARAH JONES MARCH 27 AT 1:30 SOLD OUT

The artist Kerry James Marshall has been hailed by art critics to be one of the "great history painters of our time."  Now, Los Angeles can experience his brilliance at MOCA where his 35-year retrospective is about to open after stops at the Met Breuer and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago (where the show was met with rave reviews).   
 
The 80 paintings on view are fascinating to look at and discuss.  Besides being a brilliant technician, Marshall is a great storyteller, who presents a version of American history unlike anything we have seen before -- where the black figure enters prominently into the tradition of Western art.  Organized chronologically, the show affords the viewers the opportunity to trace Marshall's evolution as a painter, as well as our country's evolving ideas and attitudes about race, beginning with an exploration of Ralph Ellison's classic "Invisible Man" to a suite of paintings dedicated to the exploration of Black love, to portraits of members of the Cato slave rebellion and culminating in paintings made during the Obama presidency which include a stunning set of portraits of black artists at work in their studios.  
 
The show deserves multiple visits.  Sarah's in-depth look will be a wonderful opportunity to introduce us to one of the great artists of our time.  We hope you can join us!
 
Enrollment is limited!   If you plan to attend, please enroll below or RSVP via email and send a $50 check to Inside the Story, 508 S. Santa Anita Ave., Pasadena CA 91107. 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

WHERE:  MOCA Grand

 

TICKETS: Sold Out