Art collector and philanthropist Jordan D. Schnitzer visited the University of Wyoming Art Museum in February to talk about the powerful and often disturbing works of Kara Walker in the exhibition Emancipating the Past: Kara Walker's Tales of Slavery and Power, drawn from the collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and the Jordan Schnitzer Family Foundation.
Kara Walker is one of the most successful and widely known contemporary African American artists today; she is remarkable for her radical engagement with issues of race, gender, and sexuality and the media with which she pursues her studies.
After the University of Wyoming Art Museum, the exhibit was shown at the Bellevue Arts Museum. The exhibit travels next to the University Museum of Contemporary Art at University of Massachusetts with an opening on February 1, 2017.
Watch the video above, or on the Jordan Schnitzer Family Foundation YouTube channel.