In summer 2013, CAM presents a project by Kerry James Marshall—one of America’s most significant living artists—as part of its ongoing Front Room series. Based in Chicago, Marshall is internationally celebrated for a sophisticated and diverse body of work that addresses the complex history of African American life and culture and the artist’s role as an interpreter of that legacy. While his paintings intertwine compositional and stylistic sensibilities from throughout art history, he has expanded his practice to incorporate work in sculpture, graphic narratives, and video in recent years. His project for CAM’s Front Room will be new work that will respond directly to the specific dynamics of the gallery space. It is scheduled to coincide with the June 2013 opening of the Saint Louis Art Museum’s new East Building expansion, where Marshall’s iconic work Watts 1963 (1995) will be on view.