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Kara Walker (Visual Arts)

Provocative artworks infuse the eighteenth and nineteenth century art of silhouetting with a contemporary intellectual perspective.

Visual artist Kara Walker, hailed at 37 as among the most important and influential artists of the day, is best known for her silhouette tableaux on gender, race, and the old South. She is the only living artist to be given a showing at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art.
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