Renée C. Byer/rbyer@sacbee.com

Travis Somerville, a San Francisco artist, prepares to hang "The Only Begotten Son" at the Crocker Art Museum as part of a mixed-media presentation on Somerville growing up in the 1960s in the South. Somerville said the work was in a Martin Luther King Jr. show at the Smithsonian Institution that was seen by King's widow, Coretta Scott King. The artist said he was summoned to a meeting with her and she said the painting was her favorite work in the show.

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