The Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art will host a new exhibit featuring the work of Kara Walker, Jan. 25 through April 6.
“Emancipating the Past: Kara Walker’s Tales of Slavery and Power” features 60 objects from the collection of Jordan D. Schnitzer and his Family Foundation. The curator of this exhibit is Jessi DiTillio, assistant curator of contemporary art at the JSMA.
“The artworks presented in this exhibition display the range of approaches she has taken to the silhouette and the human figure, to printmaking and to narrative. Beginning with some of her early works in the style for which she is best known, the exhibition moves forward to show some of her most recent and innovative artistic experiments, including sculpture and video,” said DiTillio.
In 2007, Walker was voted as one of TIME magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in The World, Artists and Entertainers.
The exhibit has seven accompanying events through April including a discussion with the curator about Walker’s career and her interest in the antebellum South and race relations on Jan. 29 and a Tardis Ensemble Concert, “The American South” Feb. 9. A full list of events can be found here.
To kick off the exhibit a free public reception will be held Friday, Jan. 24 from 6-8 pm.