Kehinde Wiley - Slow Art, Virtual

wiley_colonel_platoff

Kehinde Wiley
Colonel Platoff on his Charger, 2007
108 x 108 inches
Gift of the Director's Council and Museum purchase, 2008

  • January 8, 2021 10:00 AM

*This is a virtual event.*

In Colonel Platoff on his Charger, 2008, painter Kehinde Wiley renders a centuries-old statement of prestige and authority—a man astride a powerful horse—with an insightful, contemporary twist. Wiley re-creates an 1815 image of a Russian Cossack colonel, but he replaces the military leader with a modern Black youth in street clothes. Learn some of what Wiley suggests with such a substitution. Led by a Modern docent.