Gold Tower Eugene Von Bruenchenhein (1910–1983) Milwaukee c. 1970s Paint on chicken bones and turkey bones 37 x 6 x 7 in. American Folk Art Museum, gift of Lewis and Jean Greenblatt, 1999.22.1 Photo by John Parnell
Kerry James Marshall uses painting, sculptural installations, collage, video, & photography to comment on the history of Black identity both in the United States and in Western art. He is well known for paintings that focus on Black subjects historically excluded from the artistic canon; has explored issues of race & history through imagery ranging from abstraction to comics.
The bronze-clad American Folk Art museum, which opened its doors in December 2001, will be demolished and replaced with a glass-fronted building linking MoMAs existing space with a planned 82-storey tower designed by French architect Jean Nouvel.