Kara Walker Exhibition and Talk Series

KyCAD is honored to present the brilliant works of Kara Walker. An American artist whose work has been considered the most complex and prolific of this generation. Her cut-paper silhouettes depict historical narratives of sexuality, subjugation and violence depicting scenes from the slave era. She presents the ongoing psychological effects caused by the tragic legacy of slavery through her drawings, paintings, shadow puppetry and sculptures. Kara’s candid investigation of race, gender, sexuality, and violence through silhouetted figures have appeared in numerous exhibitions worldwide.

 “Her work leads viewers to a critical understanding of the past while also proposing an examination of contemporary racial and gender stereotypes.” (Walker Art)

Please join us in viewing these works at the 849 Gallery from 10/27 – 11/14/2020.
Due to new COVID restrictions this event is now postponed. Stay tuned for a virtual tour coming soon. 


We will also host weekly talks and a movie screening. Open to the public.

    • 10/27 | Online Panel Discussion | 2 pm | Creating Change Through the Arts: Art & Curation
      • In partnership with 21C Museum Hotel | Panel discussion hosted by Museum Director & Chief Curator, Alice Gray Stites
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    • 11/6 | River City Drumbeat Film Screening & Discussion | 5:30 pm | Online
        • Please register to attend. (Tickets available starting October 30)
    • 11/ 7 | Ed White Photo Exhibition open to the public | KyCAD Mansion, 505 W. Ormsby
        • View Our talk with Mr. White and a look at his work
    • 11/12 | Online Panel Discussion | 5:30 pm | Racial Injustice: The impact of Arts Education
      • Featuring Dr. Kaila Story, Audre Lorde Endowed Chair in Race, Gender, Class & Sexuality Studies | Professor Sidney Edwards, Head of the African American Theatre Program | Jecorey Arthur, Educator, Musician & Artist
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All events are free but registration is required.

For questions or special requests, please email gallery@kycad.org.