On the evening of April 26, 2017, the American Academy in Berlin celebrated the inauguration of the Max Beckmann Distinguished Visitorship and its first recipient, Kerry James Marshall. Marshall was in residence at the Academy from April 20 to May 1. He gave a master class to students from Bard College Berlin and the University of the Arts, as well as delivered several lectures. On this occasion, Marshall was introduced by Academy president Michael P. Steinberg and by co-vice chairman of the board, Gerhard Casper. The American Academy in Berlin expresses its deep gratitude to the donors, artists, and organizations that made the Max Beckmann Distinguished Visitorship possible.
26 Apr 17