The first artist to receive a commission through SFMOMA's Art in the Atrium project, Kerry James Marshall is known for a rich and varied body of work that includes large-scale paintings and installations focused on issues of racial identity, black history, and the urban experience. Marshall has created two murals for SFMOMA, one for each of the large walls flanking the staircase in the museum's Haas Atrium. Titled Visible Means of Support, these works depict Mount Vernon and Monticello, estates of the Founding Fathers Thomas Jefferson and George Washington. This interactive multimedia feature explores the murals.
There's a wonderful photo essay up at Civic Center with very astute commentary from SF Mike: http://sfciviccenter.blogspot.com/
who also provided the link to the interview here: http://xroads.virginia.edu/~ug01/westkaemper/callaloo/marshall.html