The New York Times has called Kehinde Wiley “a history painter…And one of the best we have…he creates history as much as he tells it.” His tightly-rendered paintings of urban people of color, often young men, appropriate the heroic poses and visual language of the Old Masters. In his recent exhibition at the Jewish Museum in New York, “The World Stage: Israel,” vibrant, large-scale portraits of Israeli youths from diverse ethnic and religious affiliations explore the history of portraiture, as well as issues of race, gender, power, and sexuality.
Join Kehinde Wiley as he looks back on his experiences and influences, from 125th Street in Harlem to the streets of Tel Aviv, reflecting on his accomplishments over the past decade and aspirations for the future. Heritage Remixed participants receive complimentary tickets, priority seating, and free parking and will be invited to a reception with the artist following the lecture.
This is a private event for Heritage Remixed Friends Group members.
RSVP: 617-369-4047 or Friends-Heritage@mfa.org