The Bellevue Reporter's Allison DeAngelis discusses the latest art exhibition to open at Bellevue Arts Museum, Emancipating the Past: Kara Walker's Tales of Slavery and Power. Drawn from the collections of Portland-based art collector and philanthropist Jordan D. Schnitzer and the Jordan Schnitzer Family Foundation, the exhibit "challenges attendees' stereotypes and the country's idealization of slavery and their liberation after the Civil War," writes DeAngelis.
The exhibition features Walker's provocative Emancipation Approximation and Harper's Pictorial History of the Civil War portfolios, both of which explore the complexity of race relations in America. DeAngelis writes that the exhibit "may just be Bellevue's window into the national conversation on race and violence."
Emancipating the Past is on view through November 27th.
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