The Boise Art Museum hosted a Community Conversation on July 29th, inviting community leaders to discuss the works in Emancipating the Past: Kara Walker’s Tales of Slavery and Power in an emotionally-charged forum, covered by Boise Weekly. Kara Walker, one of the most controversial artists of the 21st century, creates provocative pieces to reveal stories of misogyny, slavery, and debasement in American history. Those attending the forum described reactions to the show ranging from “pain and heartbreak” to “anger,” and Idaho House Representative Ilana Rubel remarked that the exhibit has “a tremendous amount of relevance” in Idaho.
Boise Weekly calls Emancipating the Past a “must-see show.” The exhibit is on view through August 17th at the Boise Art Museum.
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