Rebecca Wanzo On Kerry James Marshall: Every Beat of My Heart

Public Programs

Every Beat of My Heart set, photo: Chet Hey

Rebecca Wanzo
On Kerry James Marshall: Every Beat of My Heart

Gallery Talks

In these hour-long gallery conversations, you'll discuss the current exhibitions with artists, curators, and members of the Ohio State community.

Tue, Feb 19, 2008 12:30 PM

One of the primary influences on Kerry James Marshall’s Rythm Mastr project was the artist’s childhood experience of a lack of black superheroes in comics and graphic novels.

Dr. Rebecca Wanzo, assistant professor in the Departments of Women's Studies and African-American and African Studies at Ohio State, discusses the history of black representation in comics and how recent creators of black comic book characters have challenged previous biases and stereotypes.

Image credit:
Kerry James Marshall
Senufo Executioner, 2007
Puppet from Every Beat of My Heart
Courtesy of the artist

Jean Dubuffet, Vaches au pre (Cows in a meadow), 1954

Reserve your tickets now for Transfigurations: Modern Masters from the Wexner Family Collection, on view through Dec 31. Learn more about the exhibition.

Artists featured in Transfigurations: Modern Masters from the Wexner Family Collection

Learn more about the artists represented in Transfigurations at our dedicated website. (Educators will also find curriculum resources to support their K–12 classrooms.)