Robert Lehman Distinguished Lecture | Truth Be Told: Kara Walker and Harper’s Pictorial History of the Civil War

Kara Walker
Kara Walker , "Exodus of Confederates from Atlanta, from 'Harper’s Pictorial History of the Civil War (Annotated),'" 2005, Offset lithography and silkscreen on Somerset Textured paper, 39 × 53 in., Stephen B. Lawrence and Bette Batchelor Memorial Acquisition Funds

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Robert Lehman Distinguished Lecture | Truth Be Told: Kara Walker and Harper’s Pictorial History of the Civil War

In this lecture, Dr. Stephanie Sparling Williams will explore and provide a deeper understanding of Kara Walker’s Harper’s Pictorial History of the Civil War (Annotated). Attendees will gain an understanding of the ways that Walker, as well as past and contemporary artists, depict race and gender to shine a light on social injustice.

Dr. Stephanie Sparling WIlliams is a black feminist theorist and an Associate Curator at the Mount Holyoke College Art Museum. Williams holds a Doctorate in American Studies and Ethnicity from the University of Southern California (USC) and a Certificate in Visual Studies, also from USC. Her scholarly work is invested in modern and contemporary art histories, with a particular focus on the direct address, performance, conceptual, and feminist art making practices of women identified as artists of color.

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Free for Circle level members and above

$7 for Adult members

$5 Senior and student members

$5 Youth (13-17) members

Free for Children under 12 members

$15 Adult nonmembers

$12 Senior nonmembers

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