Video: The Artist Project

The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s new online video series gives viewers a sense of the person behind the paintings.

© 2014 MMA, photographed by Jackie Neale
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Mickalene Thomas on Seydou Keïta

"As an artist, what you make is an extension of yourself. It comes from your experiences and how you see the world."

Mickalene Thomas is a painter and political artist based in New York.